NEXT Exhibit reveals its lineup

Previously, we wrote about the NEXT Exhibit gaining the funding it would need to host a showcase at PAX Australia. The exhibit, created to showcase minorities in game development and give them access to a platform to show their hard work.

Out of 100 submissions, 6 finalists were chosen from around the world to be present at the event. Here’s a quick look at what will be on offer:

Before I Forget
3 Fold Games

This game promises to be a heartbreaker. It’s a narrative exploration game about a woman with dementia, following Sunita as she explores her house to discover her past and better understand her present.

She And The Light Bearer
Mojiken Studio & Toge Productions

This game comes out of Indonesia, a beautiful hand drawn point and click adventure game. It’s inspired by the Indonesian folktale of Ibu Pertiwi and promises riddles, puzzles and challenges.

Florescer
Pugcorn

Florescer puts you in the shoes of a young transgender girl and aims to make players take a more empathetic and reflective look at trans people.

Boyfriend Dungeon
Kitfox Games

Perhaps the most well known and the most likely to draw a crowd, Boyfreind Dungeon allows players to date their weapons. All your weapons are personified into hunks, except one of them, which is a cat.

An Aspie Life
Bradley Hennessey, Joe Watson, EnderLost Studios

One day, your roommate leaves without a word. You’re left to navigate the world alone, and when you have autism, this is no easy task.

Anamorphine
Artifact 5

This title offers both standard and VR modes, and follows the story of a young man in denial. Players delve into a surreal journey of the mind.

 

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