With less than 9 sleeps until PAX Aus Online, we’ve decided to give you a little peek at what’s in store on Oct 8-10, since you’ve been very good this year.
PAX Aus Online encompasses everything that fans have grown to love from the annual event with the legendary Omegathon, Speedrunning marathons, and 10 new Aus Indie Showcase winners. Taking place across Twitch, Discord, Steam, and our website, jump in for panels, games, community events, games, and more games.
The three-day event will be kickstarted by Among Us developers, Innersloth, who will be delivering the keynote address at 11:30am AEDT on Friday October 8th - a talk that is bound to play witness to a bit of betrayal, sabotage and general hijinx.
RPG fans can tune in for a star-studded 40th Anniversary actual-play of Call of Cthulhu, a spicy “C” Team charity special and the return of PAX Quest, as well as a host of other dice-fuelled goodness.
Scratching a AAA itch? Don’t miss panels with developers including fireside conversations with DEATHLOOP’s Dinga Bakaba and The Elder Scrolls Online’s Matt Firor and Rich Lambert.
If that’s not enough, there’s dozens of other panels (dozens!) being shown across the three days of the show, with topics including the power of ethics in narrative choice, gaming accessibility, education, indigenous narratives, and esports.
A virtual expo hall and Discord channel provide the perfect roadmap for this virtual playing field, pulling dedicated community spaces for discussions, giveaways and a brand new PAX Explorer text adventure that will almost make you forget you are watching from home.
For those wondering how to literally drape themselves in PAX, we’ve got you covered with the release of official 2021 merchandise, available from 10am on Thursday 30 September at store- paxaus.myshopify.com. From cute camp-themed PAX tees to beanies, mugs and water bottles, PAX merch has everything you need to get that sweet, retail-driven serotonin hit!
With under 2 weeks to go until the show, it’s time to lock in that new attire, assemble the virtual crew, and buckle into that gaming chair because we can guarantee that PAX Aus Online is gonna be much more entertaining than that 1000th Zoom call you had to do. Because we’re all about achievable goals this lockdown.