Xavier Ho
2014 / 10 / 08
Six independent videogames I curated for the Sydney University, Verge Festival.

The Verge Festival is featuring six Australian games made by students and recent graduates.

We put together The Arcade to celebrate them. I was asked to curate the games exhibition.

I had a lot of fun writing the intro screen (above), and working out how to make the games quit automatically if left alone for too long. Also, I printed an instruction telling people how to quit games, a feature that is often not included.

The games on exhibition were:

Ascoman Swings

▴ Ascoman Swings, by Michael Chu

Bermuda

▴ Bermuda, by Marcus Lam

Enterchained

▴ Enterchained, by Featherweight Games (Dylan Bevis, Tim Kaldor, Yosha Noesjirwan)

Fatal Theory

▴ Fatal Theory, by 2 Hit Studios

Icarus

▴ Icarus, by nvekm

Super Adventure Pals 2

▴ Super Adventure Pals 2, by Julian Wilton

About the author

Xavier Ho

Xavier Ho is the creator of Roguelike Universe, Smoke and Fire, and other interactive data visualisations. He works at Monash Art, Design and Architecture, often pulling from the intersection of data visualisation, design, society, and systems thinking.

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