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PAX 2008 to host indie showcase

Panel of 50 to choose best games.

The creators of the online Penny Arcade comic have announced The PAX 10, a showcase of independent games to be displayed in cooperation with the DigiPen Institute of Technology at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo, GamesIndustry.biz reports.

Independent developers who wish to participate can submit their game creations for consideration until 7th May, 2008.

A panel of fifty industry experts, including Penny Arcade's own Gabe and Tycho, will select the ten best submissions in terms of gameplay and "fun factor" for inclusion in The PAX 10 - to be shown in the PAX Exhibit Hall. Show attendees will vote on one of the exhibited games to be honoured by the "Audience Choice Award."

According to the Penny Arcade Expo organisers, Sony Online, Microsoft, THQ, Blizzard, Namco, NCSoft, Foundation 9 and more than two dozen additional developers and publishers have already signed up for exhibit hall booths.

Last year, more than 37,000 people attended the show.

The 2008 Penny Arcade Expo will take place from 29th to 31st August, 2008.

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