This year's PAX 10, a collection of games from independent developers, has been determined and will be highlighted at next month's PAX Prime convention. The ten games were hand-picked by 50 industry experts, starting with Duet, Kumobius' elegant arcade-style action game for iOS. Duet is joined by LoveShack's Framed, a narrative puzzle game trapped in a comic world. Both Duet and Framed received attention earlier this year when the games were among six total mobile titles in the PAX East Indie Showcase.

Those two games are joined by an abstract 2D PC platformer from DigiPen's Neat Snake known as Flickers. Infinity Monkeys' Life Goes On is also in the mix, in which players set out to find the Cup of Life by ironically sacrificing knights to the game's deathly contraptions. Untame's amorphous puzzler Mushroom 11 will be included in the showcase, as will Funktronic Labs' sci-fi, turn-based adventure game Nova-111.

Things will get weird when Arkedo Studio's Poof vs The Cursed Kitty will blend tower defense and platforming action with a gold-producing kitten at the event, while ClutchPlay Games' Skullduggery will have players flinging a skeletal head around "the fortresses of the afterlife's biggest deadbeats." Reign Bros Stikbold and Little Worlds Interactive's The Counting Kingdom round out the group. PAX Prime will take place in Seattle from Friday, August 29 through Monday, September 1.
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