Australia at E3

So what are our local developers showing at E3 2006? I certrainly wouldnt mind checking out what the local industry is working on, so how about an E3 round up.

Now, I don't know which Aussie developers are and are not presenting at this year's E3, nor do I have time to search for them all, but I'll get the ball rolling here with a few more well know developers and/or titles that I've come across in the past few days, some of which have been linked to previously on the Sumea front page. I encorage everyone to add more to the list.

Krome

The Legend of Sypro: A New Begining
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/ps2/action/legendofspyro/index.html?q=spyro[/url]

Hellboy
[url]http://ps3.ign.com/objects/827/827012.html[/url]

Pandemic

Destroy All Humans 2
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/xbox/action/destroyallhumans2/index.html?q=destr...

Creative Assbembly

Medieval Total War 2
[url]http://www.gamespot.com/pc/strategy/medieval2totalwar/index.html?q=medie...

Auran
Fury
[url]http://www.mpogd.com/news/?ID=2016[/url]
[url]http://www.gamearena.com.au/files/details/html/e3-2006-fury-trailer[/url]

souri's picture

Not developed locally, but Unit and some other Aussies are working on Age of Conan. Some screenies:

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/707/707489p1.html

Waiting for J.I.Styles to post links of those games he worked on [;)]

J I Styles's picture

I don't have too much press on what I've worked on yet - two haven't been announced, one isn't showing, and only a write-up of bioshock is out there but no video/images of the e3 demo:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/bioshock/news.html?sid=6150533

(Updated my folio of some fate2 stuff I did last year which isn't entirely exciting, but at least it's starting to come out :) )

Yug's picture

I'd actually really like to know, who is at the 'Australia Games' booth? Is that a government initiative? Is it a lot of smaller developers, or the main onles like Auran, etc?

Is anyone able to take any photos of the booth or the Australian game presence over there as well?

Brett's picture

Not quite the same as us showing or having a game but we've got a pretty strong lineup of games using FMOD at this E3.
Forza 2, Crysis, MotoGP, Alan Wake, Metroid Prime 3 (gc/wii), and more i'm sure i just havent done a thorough search yet.
edit: FlatOut 2

souri's picture

quote:Originally posted by Yug

I'd actually really like to know, who is at the 'Australia Games' booth? Is that a government initiative? Is it a lot of smaller developers, or the main onles like Auran, etc?

Is anyone able to take any photos of the booth or the Australian game presence over there as well?

The Games Developer Association of Australia website has a list of the developers over there at: http://www.gdaa.com.au/e3_2006/e3companies.html
It's one of the government initiatives organised by the GDAA for the local industry to cover developer costs to E3 (although I'm not sure if it includes everything from travel, entry, to accomodation?)

Hopefully someone has taken some photos somewhere! I'm pretty eager to see the Australian section. I did catch a bit of it on channel 10 news last night as they did a report about the consoles at E3. Evelyn Richardson was there and gave a brief comment on the industry.

shiva's picture

I've heard a number of the Auran contigent have been liberal with the use of their cameras, so I'll see what I can rustle up from them on monday

Mario's picture

Sidhe had Melbourne Cup challenge on the Australian booth (through Sydney based publisher Tru Blu), GripShift on the NVidia GoForce mobile chipset section, and we were showing Jackass the Game behind closed doors (http://psp.ign.com/articles/707/707987p1.html).

I also saw IR Gurus had an equestrian game on the Aussie stand, and Firemint had a 3D Rampage like game on the GoForce mobile chipset section too.

souri's picture

They showed some of Melbourne Cup Challenge on Channel 10 as well (mentioning that it's got some huge interest locally and in Asia), plus it's looking very nice indeed!

Yug's picture

http://www.gdaa.com.au/e3_2006/

I found this link to be most helpful :)

Brad Welch's picture

Here's a bunch of DAH2 links and coverage for anyone that's interested.

[url]http://ps2.ign.com/articles/708/708260p1.html[/url]

[url]http://ps2.gamespy.com/playstation-2/destroy-all-humans-2/704048p1.html[...

[url]http://previews.teamxbox.com/xbox/1338/Destroy-All-Humans-2/p1/[/url]

There's also 2 DAH2 segments during gamespots live coverage, at the very end of the 3pm Wed show and the end of the 1pm Thurs show.

[url]http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3live.html[/url]

And finally, THQ's CEO talks about stuff including DAH

[url]http://www.gamesindustry.biz/content_page.php?aid=16862[/url]