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These are games made by Australian game developers. Some have featured in the Australian Game Developer Awards, but others we have found by researching Australian developers online with the help of the IGEA.This list includes games originally made in Australia, as well as HD versions and re-releases, worked on by Australian game development studios. This list includes 48 games from the last 22 years, with 1,770 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play games made in Australia.
Release Date: 02/11/2021
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks, Hand-Made and Pixels
Unpacking is a meditative puzzle game where you unpack belongings into a series of spaces, each representing a stage in life. You get to know the owner of the objects by their possessions and circumstances. To finish a level you need to work out where...
Release Date: 09/09/2021, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 2D Side-On and Hand-Made
Webbed is a running and jumping game with a twist - you play a spider who can make webs, swing, climb and all the while creating music as she goes. It follows the story of our happy little spider on an adventure to save her boyfriend from a big dumb...
Release Date: 14/02/2018, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Florence is a puzzle game that tells the story of a relationship. It follows the usual stages of loneliness, meeting, dating, falling for and moving in with another person. At first, the puzzle interactions seem trivial and the game doesn’t change...
Release Date: 16/09/2007, updated in 2021
Out Now: Mac, PC and iOS
Skill Rating: 12+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Osu! is a rhythm action game where you tap the screen in time to the music similar to the Elite Beat Agents games. This starts as a simple challenge but develops in speed and complexity. At higher levels, the games is an esport with people competing to...
Release Date: 13/08/2020
Components: 2D Overhead and Cartoon
Boomerang Fu is a fighting game where you control small food-like characters. Using your boomerang the aim is to slice the other players with ranged or melee attacks. You can use a large range of power-ups such as explosive boomerangs, disguises and...
Release Date: 04/12/2020, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
Submerged Hidden Depths is an adventure game where you sail, climb and explore the ruins of a sunken world. With light puzzle-solving and no combat, you discover a drowned city, crumbling skyscrapers and deserted villages. It's the sequel to the first...
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: Mac, PC, PS5, Switch and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon, Hand-Made and Open World
Hollow Knight: Silksong is an action platform game and the sequel to Hollow Knight. The game provides similar gameplay to its predecessor where you run, jump, and battle your way through a kingdom inhabited by bugs. Unlike...
Release Date: 14/11/2014, updated in 2016
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person and Open World
Mirror's Edge and the follow-up, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst are free-running games where you traverse a futuristic city using aspects of urban exploration and parkour movements to complete missions and evade or fight enemies. The focus is on this...
Release Date: 15/09/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Cartoon and Hand-Made
Wayward Strand is a narrative game about Casey Beaumaris, an intrepid teenage journalist. You visit an airborne hospital, uncover the airship's mysteries, and explore the lives of its inhabitants. It's a Tintin-style point-and-click adventure with a...
Release Date: 09/09/2021
The Artful Escape is a narrative adventure with running and jumping sections that combine platform action with music-playing. You are Francis Vendetti as he traverses the universe, jamming on his guitar and harmonising with the various bizarre creatures...
Coming Soon: PC
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person and Day and Night
Miska is a relaxing narrative adventure game about the flora and fauna of Australia. Rekindle your connection to family and nature through acts of restoration.
Release Date: 06/11/2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Getting Over It with Bennett Foddy is a strange game about movement and momentum. You are tasked with climbing a mountain. However, your only means of locomotion is a hammer that can stick to objects and drag you forward.
Release Date: 23/11/2011, updated in 2021
Out Now: Switch, Wii and Wii U
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword is an adventure game in the Zelda series. You navigate the floating island of Skyloft before diving down to explore, escape dungeons and bring balance back to the world. It stands out not only for the cleverly designed...
Release Date: 28/07/2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Skill Rating: 13+ year-olds
The Forgotten City is a mystery adventure. You explore and relive the final days of a cursed Roman city, where if one person sins, everyone dies. It starts as a bewildering array of characters, locations and information but over multiple goes your...
Release Date: 19/05/2020
Out Now: PC, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon
Umurangi Generation is an adventure you play by exploring a city and taking photographs. Unlike other games where the photography is secondary, this is the main way you progress. As you do, you discover a story about ecology, friendship and the...
Release Date: 29/05/2019
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Void *!@?* is a tongue-in-cheek shooting game, where you control misfit prisoners out of the Sargasso Nebula. You decide which shops to investigate, what to do and who to fight. When you die, you start again with some of the loot you've collected...
Release Date: 06/11/2020
Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Save Adventure Bay is a running, jumping and exploration game. It expands this platforming action towards a full 3D world while keeping accessibility focused on younger players.
Release Date: 12/06/2018, updated in 2019
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Hollow Knight is a game where you run, jump, and battle your way through the underground kingdom of Hallownest. It’s not uncommon for platform games to invest in the environments through which you pass, but the haunting depths in this game contain...
Release Date: 03/10/2019
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Components: 3D Third-Person and Cartoon
Untitled Goose game is a tongue-in-cheek puzzle game where you play a dastardly goose intent on ruining the day of the inhabitants of a sleepy English village. Play involves working out the right order of interactions and distractions to let you steal...
Release Date: 29/04/2020
Moving Out is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company. With up to four players you work together to get items out of the house and into the van. Although this starts simply you soon find furniture that is an awkward shape or needs two...
Release Date: 16/03/2007, updated in 2019
Out Now: DS, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Xbox One and iOS
Puzzle Quest 3 is the latest in a series of games that combine role-playing with tile-matching puzzles. Set in a fantasy world, you move around the map, encountering monsters and other enemies. When you go the battle are played out as tile puzzles where...
Release Date: 21/08/2007, updated in 2016
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS3, PS4, Switch, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Skill Rating: 14+ year-olds
Components: 3D First-Person
Bioshock is a first-person shooting game set in a fantastical underwater city. A dark story unfolds about the misuse of surgery and gene therapy, and what happens when a society develops with a power mad genius in control. It's an unusual combination of...
Release Date: 23/01/2016
Screencheat pits four players against each other in a shooting battle on one system but keeps the violence low by making the players invisible. You win by peeking at other players’ portion of the screen to figure out where they are as you hunt them...
Release Date: 19/11/2006, updated in 2016
Out Now: GameCube, Wii and Wii U
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is an adventure game in the Zelda series. As with the other games, you play Link, who must prevent Hyrule from being engulfed by corruption from a parallel dimension. Unlike other Zelda games, you can take the form...
Release Date: 28/02/2020
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On and Pixels
Crossy Road Castle is the follow-up to the simple frogger Cross Road game. You play pixilated animals racing to the top of various towers that change every time you play.
Release Date: 21/04/2010
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Fruit Ninja is a game where an array of brightly coloured fruit fly into the screen area and you need to slice each piece in two before it falls to the floor. The technicolour action combines with simple interactive taps and swipes to make it accessible...
Release Date: 01/08/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person, Cartoon and Open World
Windbound is an adventure game where you hunt, explore and craft to survive. But unlike games like Zelda when you die you start over and the world is endlessly changing for each new adventure. It's an exacting...
Release Date: 24/06/2005, updated in 2020
Out Now: PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Wii, Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Destroy All Humans! 2 - Reprobed is an action-adventure game that parodies Cold War-era alien invasion films. With open-world a bit like Grand Theft Auto, you play the alien Crypto, tasked to gather DNA from humans and explore the open-world levels to...
Release Date: 12/11/2014, updated in 2018
Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS
Framed is a puzzle adventure where you rearrange panels of an animated comic book to change the outcome and timeline of the story. With a noir-detective look, the puzzles start simply but soon get complex.
Release Date: 14/03/2017
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Grid
Death Squared is a cooperative puzzle game for 1, 2 or 4 players. Together, you solve puzzles by guiding a robot to a colour-coded goal. Getting there requires cooperation and communication as each player's path has deadly traps and hazards.
Release Date: 09/12/2020
Out Now: Android, Mac and iOS
Frog's Princess is a narrative game about a kingdom surrounded by evil. You play a young princess who must save her kingdom. Along the way, you encounter a frog prince on a quest to rescue his bodyguard and find your plans overturned.
Release Date: 07/12/2021, updated in 2024
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5 and Switch
Heavenly Bodies is a puzzle exploration game about cosmonauts working in space. You use one controller stick for each arm and a button for each leg. In this way, you navigate around the space station and complete tasks that would be relatively simple if...
Release Date: 27/07/2021, updated in 2021
Out Now: PC, PS5 and Xbox X|S
Hell Let Loose is a tactical shooting game set during the battles of the Western and Eastern Fronts of World War 2. It focuses on the structure of warfare with large numbers of troops through chain of command communication. You must work with other...
Release Date: 05/10/2021
Out Now: PC, Web and iOS
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Am I The Baddie? is a running and collecting game of hide and seek where you control a character on a simple maze of streets. Up to five people compete on separate devices or computers. One person is the baddie who tries to collect the clues without...
Release Date: 23/09/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Art of Rally is a racing game that focuses on stylised off-road motion from the creator of Absolute Drift. Slide through the hand-crafted stages set in Finland, Japan and Spain with varying weather and time of day.
Release Date: 22/11/2018, updated in 2022
Components: 3D First-Person and Hand-Made
Frog Detective is a comedy adventure game where you play a character, named (unsurprisingly) "Frog Detective". In the first mystery, The Haunted Island, you get a call about a ghost on the island. You set about solving the mystery by collecting the...
Coming Soon: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Lushfoil Photography Sim is an adventure where you explore and photograph vast faithfully recreated landscapes. While some other games offer the chance to pause and take a picture, Lushfoil doubles-down on the process, art and tranquility of photography.
Release Date: 15/08/2023
Components: 2D Overhead
Moving Out 2 is an action-puzzle game where you play a removal company and move furniture and belongings in and out of houses. Although this starts simply you soon find objects that are awkward shapes or need two people to lift. It stands out for the...
Lucen is an action adventure game where you play young Lucen, after his village is mysteriously shrouded in darkness and fellow villagers won't wake up. Armed with your sword, bow, and legends passed down by generations, you set out on a quest for help.
Release Date: 09/06/2021
Out Now: Android and iOS
Botworld is a role-play battling game where you play a small creature in a huge explorable world. It's a bit like Pokemon. You discover new bots, collect scrap to craft items and work through a series of environments. It's an auto-battle game which...