The PAX Rising Showcase is an intensely curated collection of games selected by the PAX Team and highlighted on the show floor. If a game is part of the Rising Showcase, it's because we believe the title stands out from the crowd in gameplay, entertainment, or inventiveness; regardless of which genres you favor.

The PAX Team is proud to have helped curate the incredible collection of independent games you’ll be able to experience as part of the PAX Rising Showcase. We see that so many of the most adventurous new ideas in gaming come from creators who are working outside of the traditional industry.

Applications for PAX Rising Showcase at PAX Unplugged 2023 are now open! Submissions close September 25th

See last year's winners below!

*These titles were featured in the PAX South Indie Showcase