Emily Shiel

Emily is a long time gamer, blogger and tea drinker! She spends most of her time playing Zelda and binge watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but when she’s not doing that you can find her writing some lovely posts on the games she’s currently playing and why they’re so damn cool! Twitter: @emi_shiel
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Damsel: Nintendo Switch Edition | Review

I first played Damsel at PAX Australia back in 2018 and remember feeling hopeful that it would be playable on the Nintendo Switch. I, myself, don’t own a high powered gaming PC and wanted to give the game the love […]

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Melbourne Global Game Jam 2020 | A Space For Aspiring Game Devs

JMC Academy was home to hundreds of game industry folk over an exciting weekend as Melbourne’s 10th Annual Global Game Jam commenced! Over the years these Jams have brought so many talented creators to the mainstream and it’s always a […]

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PAX AUS 2019 : NEXT Exhibit “Made By Hand” Showcase!

One of my favourite parts of PAX Australia over the years has become the NEXT Exhibit. As a huge fan of the Australian indie game scene, it’s always a treat getting to discover new titles from more underrepresented creators and […]

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Checkpoint Releases New Fundraising Initiative – The Coping Companion

Mental health non-profit organisation Checkpoint have recently released their new fundraising initiative that goes by the, admittedly lovely, name of The Coping Companion. For those who aren’t familiar with Checkpoint, it is an organisation based in Australia and New Zealand […]

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Applications For The Working Lunch 2019 Are Now Open

The Working Lunch is back in full effect and is officially opening applications for 2019!  The program aims to help underrepresented Australians and New Zealanders break into the games industry by connecting them with mentors that are experienced in their […]

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PAX AUS 2018 Standouts: An Aspie Life by Bradley Hennessy

PAX Australia last year showcased tons of new indie games to the public, some of which brought to light issues surrounding accessibility and inclusivity to the forefront. The PAX Rising area was even brought to the entrance of the show […]

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PAX AUS 2018 Standouts: An Exciting Future For Blind Gamers

During my time at PAX Australia I got to speak to a lot of interesting people in the gaming industry across all different fields and they’re conversations I’m incredibly grateful to have had. One person I sat down with that […]

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PAX AUS 2018 Rising Roundup: Day Three

PAX Australia has sadly come to a close after three jam packed days but don’t fret, there are still plenty of great indie games to check out from the show floor! I spoke to so many interesting people over the […]

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PAX Aus 2018 Rising Roundup: Day Two

The second day of PAX Australia has come and gone and with that brought heaps of new indie games that I got the chance to demo in the PAX Rising area. I’m always impressed with the enthusiasm that comes with […]

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PAX AUS 2018 & PAX Rising Roundup: Day One

This year marked my third year in a row attending PAX AUS and I was lucky enough to reach a  personal milestone of attending the convention as media! It was a lot of fun getting to scope out the show […]

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Subnautica: Below Zero Announced As A Stand Alone Expansion

Developer Unknown Worlds, the studio behind the critically acclaimed underwater survival adventure game Subnautica, has recently announced its new standalone expansion, Subnautica: Below Zero. Below Zero will be set in an ice-bound region of planet 4546B, the same world that […]