PAX Australia 2015

Posted by Daniel Sun on November 08

Firstly - Blockpocalypse was a complete BLAST at PAX Australia this year! Blockpocalypse is currently in Steam Greenlight and needs your vote! So please check out Blockpocalpyse and vote YES on Greenlight!


Vote 'YES' for Blockpocalypse!

Now, onto PAX Australia 2015!

Armed with Wings Rearmed was picked for the PAX Aus Indie Showcase! The weekend has come and gone, and it was a COMPLETE SUCCESS and an absolute blast! Thank you to everybody who was able to attend (all you Aussie folk).

An ocean of PAX Aus attendees

The Melbourne Exhibiton Centre was packed during the weekend and the Armed with Wings booth was VERY popular. Never a dull moment as myself, Steve, Shaun and Alex were completely swamped in a sea of gamers, cosplayers, journalists and press members! We even had people from Microsoft, Sony, Autodesk and IGN swing by. Interviewers were queuing up, after I finished with one, the next was waiting. I was also completely taken by surprise by the sheer amount of people who had played Armed with Wings previously. There was a guy who had played AwW when he was 10 years old, now as an adult 2015 he's studying games design.

The Armed with Wings booth was 3x3 meters which is actually quite big. PAX supplied me with a 55" TV, a bar table and two stools. I brought with me the following:
2 tables, 2 milk crates, 2 computer moniters, 3 Alienware computers (2 of my own laptops, and a friends Area 51), 3 power boards and extension leads, 3 PC speaker+subs, 3 Xbox 360 controllers, tons of stationary and black table cloths. The booth looks like:

This is the Armed with Wings Booth

We run a competition during the Saturday and Sunday, top 5 survival scores win a Steam key. We even gave away a $30 JB discount card on the Saturday. This turned out to be super successful in bringing players back every couple of hours, and a great way to build relationships with these players - Never doubt the spirit of competition during a trade show! There was a specific gear load-out locked down for PAX - The weapon used was the 'Abbott' and the equip gear was 'Extended Combo' and 'Speed Charge'. On Sunday, the highest score was 5000+ on wave 9. I struggled to reach that myself!

Our Saturday winner!

Here's a roundup of all the interviews and previews that have been published online by various sites. Fans of AwW, these are worth looking through - you might learn some new things about the game. More of these articles/videos will surface this week, so I'll keep this list updated as it comes!

Geeksnack - Interview
Geeksnack and I discuss the origins of Rearmed.
Read the interview here on Geeknack

ImpulseGamer - Samurai Limbo on Steroids
Interview with ImpulseGamer about my experiences and developing Rearmed.
Read the interview here on

Tech Geek - Rearmed impressions
Tech Geek goes hands on with the Rearmed demo at PAX and gives thoughts and impressions.
Read the article here on Tech Geek

Another - Castle Interview
Amazing interview with these guys. I'm so impressed with the final cut - pacing is lovely, nice footage!
Checkout their website:

IGN - Interview
Luke from IGN AU came by the booth with a sweat camera rig on Friday. An amazing moment to be recognized by IGN.

PAX Aus 2015 was a blast and a complete success. We gave out all of our business cards and sold a whole bunch of Rearmed steams too! I'll be keeping my eyes open for any gaming event in the future - after having a taste of PAX, I want more! Big thanks to the PAX Aus team for organizing such an amazing event.


Note to Early Access Players
I've only just caught up with all of post-PAX stuff, admin work, emails and blogs... I'm now free to continue development of the game. Expect the next update on the 22nd of November.

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Back to the home office

Posted by Daniel Sun on August 05

I've been MEGA busy the last couple of weeks, shifting offices. You may or may not know that for the past 3 years I've been operating Sun-Studios from my Studio in Richmond Melbourne. Our studio was a large one, a big warehouse with a tall ceiling, multiple rooms and open space. Over the years we had many small businesses and creative people renting space - painters, musicians, developers, tattooists and even florists. Truly, it was a creative space for creative people.

Let us reflect on the past few years at our Studio Richmond...

During the 3 years at the Studio, my office space moved around several times. In the beginning, I was in the office section at the front of the building, sharing the space with our first few tenants.
For the last 2 years, my office has looked something like the image above (Notice the Sun-Studios logo stenciled on the wall :D).

This is my lovely shelf! Filled with all my files, stationary, books and computer components. Notice my sketch book collection above, my personal sketch books ranging from 2006-2014. The photo clips the bottom, but there are some musical instruments and drums down there.

Here's a wider shot of the warehouse section. As you can see, lots of paintings and open space. The image is deceiving in the sense that the space is much larger than it looks. On a number of occations we hosted some art exhibitions, couple of parties, gigs...

Remember that Sun-Studios stencil I mentioned? It had to go :( As we are moving out of the studio, all the walls must be painted back to original white. I painting this whole wall, leaving the logo to last. A sad moment indeed, having to paint over this logo.

Back to the home office. It's been awhile since I've worked from home, not sure if I remember how to. Atleast I will have the company of 2 cats and 2 dogs... great. But the fuel spent on traveling everyday will be saved.

One day, I will return to a professional work space. I hope to create one in the same spirit as Studio Richmond.
Sadly, all good things must come to an end... Our time in the studio is up, and we must move back to our home office - for now...

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Rearmed in IndieGala Monday Bundle!

Posted by Daniel Sun on July 27

If you have NOT yet purchased Armed with Wings Rearmed, now is your chance to get:

Armed with Wings Rearmed with 5 additional games in the

IndieGala Monday Bundle!!

You can pay $2, or you can pay $20 – you choose!



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