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Through years of experimentation we've found that video games are even better when you can see them, watch us play games from all over the world, and indiegames we've featured on the show.

May 22, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Moving Out

Clear furniture, avoid ghosts, and try not to break anything!

May 11, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Neko Ghost Jump

Switch between 3D and 2D modes and from ghost to cat form in Neko, Ghost Jump by Burgos Games!

April 26, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Projection First Light

Walk through a multicultural shadow world with Greta in Projection: First Light

April 11, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Mutazione

The best mutant-soap opera of the summer of 2020!

April 3, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 16 - Teach a Streamer to fish

“The act of fishing – for fish, dreams or whatever magic is available – is enough. It transports us to a special world, and a state of mind, where we are free." Fennel Hudson

March 30, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: WitchWay

Become the Witch and save the bunnies in WitchWay!

March 27, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 15 - Fish Farming

"Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after". Henry David Thoreau

March 17, 2020

Oh My, God of War! Part 1 - You're a long way from home...

A new journey begins as Daniel and Mitch take the world of Midgard and follow the tale of Kratos and Atreus.

March 15, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Ori and the Will of the Wisps

It's time to head back into the forest as Daniel and Mitch run and jump through lush worlds of Ori and the Will of the Wisps.

March 8, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Kana Quest

Do you know your カ from your ナ? Learn Japanese Katakana and Hiragana in Kana Quest by Melbourne's Not Dead Design.

March 4, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 14 - Moving Houses

“No matter who you are or where you are, instinct tells you to go home.” Laura Marney

February 25, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: Baron - Fur is Gonna Fly

Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers, take to the skies as fantastic beasts in flying machines in Baron: Fur Is Gonna Fly

February 8, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays: MMORPG Tycoon 2

Ever wanted to develop your own MMO? Jump into the designer's seat with MMORPG Tycoon 2 from Melbourne's VectorStorm

January 27, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 13 - We Get Horses!

"That's the way it's gonna be little darlin', We'll be riding on the horses, yeah yeah." Daryl Braithwaite

January 26, 2020

Pixel Sift Plays - QT

There's a party and you're invited! Join us in the cute and wonderful world of QT by Happy Snake.

January 19, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 12 - Winter isn't coming, it's here

"This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer." Brenda Sutton Rose

January 13, 2020

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 11 - Getting Cosy With It

There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbour's

December 27, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Squidgies Takeover with Giant Margarita

Stretch your tentacles across the universe as cute octopi puzzle their way through hundreds of challenges.

December 17, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Frog Detective 2 - The Case of the Invisible Wizard

Croak, Ribbit, Kero, You're Under Arrest!

December 11, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 10 - Preparations for Winter Begin

"It is obvious that the greatest and most important service that is required of our agriculture under existing conditions is an enlarged production of the staple food crops." David F. Houston

December 7, 2019

Sarah Survives: Dead Space Part 2 - I can't hold all this ammo

You need to complete at least 5 engineering sub-degrees before you can become a Ship Systems Engineer.

November 23, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Heist

Get in, get out, get paid. Heist by Atomizer is a stealth adventure where sticking to the shadows is your best bet.

November 22, 2019

Sarah Survives: Dead Space Part 1 - I'm not a professional engineer

In space, the necromorphs probably heard you scream.

November 9, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Sneaker

If the shoe fits... then use it to take out your enemies in Sneaker by Canberra's ThreeBeak.

November 8, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 10 - The Final Countdown

Lets get off this watery hellhole and back into the stars. The final chapter of Sarah Survives Subnautica!

November 4, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 9 - Chasing the Void Chicken

"The key to everything is patience. You get the chicken by hatching the egg, not by smashing it." Arnold H. Glasgow

October 24, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Duped

We're beside ourselves in No Moss Studio's creative platforming puzzle game Duped.

October 21, 2019

The Music & Magic of Chorus: Liam Esler & Benjamin Ee of Summerfall Studios

What if that musical episode of Buffy was a roleplaying game? Chorus by Summerfall Studios promises to be a unique experience.

October 13, 2019

#PAXELSIFT 2019 DAY THREE - Taverns, Reapers & Kaiju

Well all up that's 28 interviews recorded live at PAX Australia 2019! Check out Day three here.

October 12, 2019

#PAXELSIFT 2019 DAY TWO - Driving, Brawling and Roleplaying

Nine more indie game interviews for you recorded live at PAX Australia 2019 including Broken Roads, Dead Static Drive and much much more.

October 11, 2019

#PAXELSIFT 2019 DAY ONE - Hospital Ships, Spaceships and Best Friendships

Day one of PAX Australia 2019 is done and dusted here is everything we saw today!

October 4, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 9 - Officially a biochemist

If only a real world medicine degree was this easy.

September 26, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Untitled Goose Game

Honk honk HONK!

September 25, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 8 - The animals go to market...

“Agriculture not only gives riches to a nation, but the only riches she can call her own." Samuel Johnson

September 20, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 8 - It's getting hot in here

Aaron Eckhart never had to deal with fire lizards!

September 14, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Never Give Up

It's tough, but if you give up it's not the end of the world, only your reputation in NEVER GIVE UP.

September 13, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 7 - Lost River 2 Electric Boogaloo

Absolutely nothing could go wrong deep diving in a cave 800 meters down.

September 6, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 6 - Going Green

The ocean may be blue, but Sarah's Going Green!

September 3, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 7 - Storage in Order

“A farmer is a magician who produces money from the mud.” Amit Kalantri

September 1, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: The Haunted Island, A Frog Detective Game

Are you the best detective around? Well no you're the second best, but you'll solve this spooky mystery for sure.

August 30, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 5 - Beef with the Reef

Who would win? Eight Reaper Leviathans in close proximity or one Sarah with a submarine and a decoy.

August 23, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 4 - Island's Haunted

If a Sarah falls off a cliff on an island and breaks her ankles because she didn't want to take the path down... Does anyone hear her swear?

August 21, 2019

Who are the players? DA20 challenges the stereotypical idea of the "gamer"

Got an idea of the average gamer? We sit down with Ron Curry of IGEA and Dr Jeff Brand author of the DA20 report to find out.

August 17, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Roombo - First Blood

Stealth, traps and home defence at all costs. Oh and you're a robot vacuum.

August 14, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 3 - Enter the Aurora

I fixed a nuclear reactor so clearly I'm an engineer now... Sarah Survives Subnautica Part 3!

August 11, 2019

Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 2 - A Cyclops for Christmas

Please Father Christmas, I've been very good this year....and I NEED a cyclops... Sarah Survives Part 2!

August 3, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 6 - Journey to the Calico Desert

“I sing once more, the mild continuous epic of the soil” Vita Sackville-West

August 1, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Devil Daggers

How long can you survive against an endless onslaught of demons? Devil Daggers by Sorath will keep you on your toes with its 90's inspired FPS arena action,

July 31, 2019

NEW SERIES - Sarah Survives: Subnautica Part 1

Sarah strikes out on her own in a new series SARAH SURVIVES! How long can she survive in Subnautica?

July 27, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 5 - Race for the Greenhouse continues

“Fighting a battle with the earth seems like a plenty noble calling to me. Putting food on your table and on the plates of others - it's a quieter way. But it's a good way.” Rachel Fordham

July 21, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Amid Evil

It's a retro styled game with modern bones, Amid Evil by Indefatigable is how you remembered those early nineties shooters to be.

July 20, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 4 - Chasing that Greenhouse

"A farm is a manipulative creature. There is no such thing as finished. Work comes in a stream and has no end. There are only the things that must be done now and things that can be done later." Kristin Kimball

July 12, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 3 - We're getting Minecarts!

"Farming is a profession of hope” Brian Brett

June 28, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 2 - Humble beginnings

“The ultimate goal of farming is not the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings.” Masanobu Fukuoka

June 22, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Void Bastards

Live. Die. Repeat. Watch Mitch and Fiona fight their way through a scary future in Void Bastards by Canberra's Blue Manchu Games.

June 12, 2019

Farming Fridays: Stardew Valley Part 1 - Let's get started!

“The soil is the great connector of lives, the source and destination of all. Without proper care for it we can have no community, because without proper care for it we can have no life.” Wendell Berry

June 7, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Teleblast with Tim Veletta

Move around a flat arena in Teleblast, warping and then exploding your enemies. Developer Tim Veletta dropped by to play the game with us.

May 26, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: STONE

If you're into anthropomorphic Aussie animals smoking, drinking and investigating a mystery, you've got a very particular set of tastes, but STONE should be exactly what you're into.

May 10, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Tales of the Neon Sea

If you're up for a cyberpunk noir adventure game, then Tales of the Neon Sea might be just the lead you're chasing to blow this case wide open.

April 27, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Hunt 'N Sneak with James Koehne

It's a dark and spooky fantasy game of hide and seek, and we sat down with one of the creators, James Koehne to see who was the best at being hidden!

April 7, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Lethal Lawns

Who thought that weekend errands could be this deadly?

March 30, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Freedom Fall

It's the fifth anniversary of Stirfire Studio's Freedom Fall this year, so it seemed a perfect opportunity to jump into one of Perth's finest indie games.

March 15, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Armello

Enter the fantasy world of Armello as anthromorphic characters battle for the crown in this digital boardgame from Melbourne's League of Geeks.

March 1, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Objects in Space with Elissa & Leigh of Flat Earth Games

Watch Mitch get well and truly lost in space with Flat Earth Games' Objects in Space.

February 15, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Hyper Jam

Hyper Jam: It's stylish combat in a cyberpunk world where one of the Daft Punk robots can beat up Major Kusanagi. What more do you want?

February 1, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Golf With Your Friends

You know those crazy mini golf courses you designed as a kid? We'll now you can play them in Golf With Your Friends by Brisbane's Blacklight Interactive

January 21, 2019

Pixel Sift Plays: Inflatality

Wobble, whack and win in the wavey tube battle of your life with Inflatality by Hojo Studio and Deepforge Studios.

December 23, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Desert Child with Oscar Brittain

Racing along the martian wastes with Desert Child by Oscar Brittain, a stylish scifi adventure game.

December 8, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Regular Human Basketball

How hard is it to work with a friend to push a few buttons and shoot a few hoops? Bloody hard it turns out.

December 3, 2018

PAXELSIFT 2018: All our videos from the Indie Rising showfloor

Every single video from PAX Australia 2018, our PAXELSIFT series 3, available right here right now.

November 23, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: The Dark Room

You awake to find yourself in a dark room... luckily Mitch & Scott are here with you as they play Stirfire Studio's newest game The Dark Room!

November 10, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

Combine your love of single player adventure books with your love of pushing buttons in PixelSiftPlays The Warlock of Firetop Mountain by Tin Man Games

November 5, 2018

Longitude Exhibition: A showcase of indie games from the Asia-Pacific region

There are emerging communities of developers from around the Asia-Pacific, and The Longitude Exhibition is a showcase of some of these games.

October 31, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Party Crashers with Giant Margarita

Break out the tequila we're playing the recently released Party Crashers with Giant Margarita!

October 13, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Little Bit Lost with King Tide Studios

Are you afraid of Australian spiders? Well you're going to be way more scared when you're shrunk to their size in Little Bit Lost!

September 28, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: The Gardens Between

Friendship, nostalgia and adventure in The Gardens Between by Melbourne's The Voxel Agents.

September 14, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Mr Shifty

If you every wanted to play as Nightcrawler from the X-Men then Mr Shifty by Queensland based developers Mr Shifty.

September 2, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: MoonQuest

It's been close a decade in the making, but now you can play Ben Porter's MoonQuest, a procedurally generated crafting platformer made in Melbourne.

August 17, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Stifled

Scream your lungs out in Virtual Reality with Gattai Games scary horror game Stifled.

July 20, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Hand of Fate 2

Take the game of life and death into your hands with Hand of Fate 2, now available on the Nintendo Switch.

July 6, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Pixel Parties Preview - Brief Battles, Birdsketball, Screencheat, Party Golf

We're so close to 100 episodes, and here is a special preview of all the games you can check out on the night!

June 29, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Desync

Strap on your headphones and jump into a stylised 1980s vision of a computer battlefield with Desync by THE FOREGONE SYNDICATE.

June 16, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Push Me Pull You

Stretch your body out and work with your buddy as the weirdest noodle team ever in Push Me Pull You by House House

June 2, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Grabity with Ninja Thumbs

Super Smash Bros with Half-Life 2's Gravity Gun? That's Grabity by New Zealand based developers Ninja Thumbs.

May 18, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Nova Flow

Take the best bits of Portal 2, add some speed, and chuck it into an 80s style cyberspace mold and you'll have Nova Flow by Wrecked Angle Studios

May 6, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: City of Brass with Uppercut Games

Grab your whip and your keyboard as we race our way through the City of Brass by Uppercut Games with some genius Twitch interactivity!

April 30, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Muffled Warfare with Gattai Games

See with sound, then kill with bullets. Power up your robot body and get ready to shutdown your fellow machines in Muffled Warfare by Gattai Games.

April 24, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Sky Noon Beta

It's the wild west, but not as you know it. Jump into the floating frontier and blast your enemies into the sky.

April 20, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Streets of Red Devil's Dare Deluxe

It's dark moody and full of pop culture references, it's a permadeath brawler from Singapore's Secret Base!

April 6, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: The Adventure Pals

It's hilarious, it's fun and anyone will love The Adventure Pals by Massive Monster, a cartoon flash-game inspired platformer out now.

March 23, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Molemen Must Die!

Some critters have made fun of the President, and it's your chance to get revenge in Molemen Must Die by Mokomoto!

March 9, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Assault Android Cactus

Chibi warriors deal out robot destruction in Witch Beam's Assault Android Cactus!

February 23, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Armed With Wings: Rearmed

Build up the biggest combo you can while fighting your way through Sun Studio's stylish black and white sidescroller Armed With Wings: Rearmed

February 10, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: The Adventures of Square

You are a square against the world in this retro inspired shooter built in the DOOM engine and developers James & Ben Paddock from Big Brik Games joined us in the studio this week for Pixel Sift Plays!

January 26, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Damsel

What if I told you that vampires secretly ruled the world and it was up to you to take them down? Jump into Damsel by Queensland's Screwtape Studios and save the world one wooden stake at a time.

January 13, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Putty Pals

Become the blob and work together with your mates to make it through this cute platformer by Melbourne's Harmonious Games

January 3, 2018

Pixel Sift Plays: Crawl

Work together for like 5 seconds, then it's a free for all as one player fights their way through the dungeon hindered by the friends who control monsters and traps in CRAWL by Powerhoof.

November 30, 2017

Pixel Sift Plays: Wildfire

This week on Pixel Sift Plays, we're sneaking through stealth platformer Wildfire by international team Sneaky Bastards.

November 16, 2017

Pixel Sift Plays: Brief Battles

This week we jump into Butt Brawler BRIEF BATTLES by Adelaide's Juicy Cupcake! It's a local multiplayer tournament game where you pick up super powered undies to fight for victory.