Organizers of the Penny Arcade Expo have announced "The PAX 10," a new independent games showcase to be featured at the August 29-31st Expo, put together with the help of DigiPen Institute of Technology.
Interested parties can submit their game for consideration by May 7th. A panel of 50 judges will select the ten best submissions for inclusion, and will award the winners with four exhibitor badges and a PAX floor kiosk to demonstrate the game.
PAX Attendees will also get the chance to vote on all of the PAX 10 exhibited games, with the winner receiving an "Audience Choice Award" following this year's event.
As part of the announcement, PAX organizers have also announced that Sony Online, Microsoft, THQ, Blizzard, Namco, NCSoft, Foundation 9 and more than two dozen other developers and publishers have already signed up for this year's Expo.
Organizers also note that ticket sales should outpace last year's 37,000 attendees. Said Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo, "We're selling tickets over twice as fast as we did in 2007, which of course is terrifying. At this point, attendees expect a great show. That's something we know how to do."