It’s not long to go until the Perth Games Festival hits, giving you the chance to play tons of locally made games for free! But how does such a big event happen, and all for free no less?! Well, it is in no small part thanks to the contribution of our sponsors; local folks and businesses who step up to support the creative game-making community of Western Australia.
So take a moment with us to give some love to the businesses who have joined us to make the Perth Games Festival possible 💖
First up, a big thank you to local game-makers Binary Space.
They were super quick to raise their hand, to return as a Gold Sponsor again in 2016:
Binary Space is an indie game developer, developing the games Class 3 Outbreak and Zombie Outbreak Simulator, which feature a zombie apocalypse played out in real locations on maps. The web versions of these games have been played over 4 million times since they were first released in 2009 to 2011. The iOS and Android versions of Zombie Outbreak Simulator released in 2012 and 2014 have been downloaded by over 1 million people!
This year we have also had a number businesses joining us as Silver Sponsors, and we greatly appreciate their support. These folks are just as excited as we are to show off what the WA community has to offer, so give them some love!
There is local studio Pale Blue Dot Games, who have stepped up to assist their fellow game-makers…
Pale Blue Dot Games is all about creating fun mobile games that can educate, raise awareness and support various causes to make our little dot in the universe a better place. Pale Blue DotGames released their first game, Lumber Larry, free to play on the Appstore in January this year to shed light on global environmental issues. Work is now underway on their second release, Blocky Roll, a fun platforming-puzzler with a central theme of education. Blocky Roll will raise money to build schools and bring the opportunity of education to children all of the world.
Sentient Computing is a Perth-based software development company that brings the power of 3D game engines and virtual reality to business applications and training. Their small, passionate and experienced team of developers and 3D artists are also avid gamers and members of the Perth game development community. Sentient are enthusiastic to support our local talent and are excited to see the games coming out of Perth.
And Unity, the well-known purveyor of a most excellent game engine, have joined us support local developers…
You can create any 2D or 3D game with Unity. You can make it with ease, you can make it highly-optimized and beautiful, and you can deploy it with a click to more platforms than you have fingers and toes. What’s more, you can useUnity’s integrated services to speed up your development process, optimize your game, connect with an audience, and achieve success.