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Trying To Undo The Past in The Forgotten City at PAX East 2019

One of the last games we saw at PAX East this year was a new first-person adventure from Modern Storyteller called The Forgotten City. Our own Madeline Ricchiuto checked the game out earlier this year at GDC and wrote up her thoughts on it, so I won’t spend a ton of time covering what she […]

Rewind and Try Again As We Try Katana Zero at PAX East 2019

Rewind and Try Again As We Try Katana Zero at PAX East 2019

The last game we had a chance to try out from Devolver Digital at PAX East was an indie platformer called Katana Zero developed by Askiisoft. The game puts you in the shoes of a freelancing samurai warrior who takes on jobs and executes them with precision and ruthlessness. The catch to this game is […]

The Audio Messes With Us in Alt-Frequencies at PAX East 2019

The Audio Messes With Us in Alt-Frequencies at PAX East 2019

One of the few games we tried out at PAX East this year that had any kind of mobile device mechanic tied to it was Alt-Frequencies from Accidental Queens. When we played this demo we did it sitting down with earbuds hooked up to a mobile device so we could play the game the way […]

Moving Lands While Racing in Georifters at PAX East 2019

The folks at Another Indie brought one more demo with them that we saw at PAX East this year, the last we tried from them being Georifters from Busy Toaster. The game has what appears to be both a single-player and a two-player competition mode, but we only got to try out the two-player version. […]

Devolver Digital Gives Us The ‘Ol Heave Ho at PAX East 2019

One of the big surprise games from PAX East this year came from Devolver Digital as they showed off Heave Ho from Le Cartel Studio. This particular game was kept a secret from everyone before the event kicked off a couple weeks ago, and when they brought it to the floor it was the primary […]

Feeling The Flow With Windjammers 2 at PAX East 2019

Feeling The Flow With Windjammers 2 at PAX East 2019

During that Streets Of Rage 4 preview at PAX East, we got a taste of another retro sequel Dotemu is working on with a demo of Windjammers 2. After having great success and popularity with the 2017 port they did of the original on PS4 and Vita that included online multiplayer, the company got a […]

We Enthusiastically Got To Try Out Streets Of Rage 4 at PAX East 2019

We Enthusiastically Got To Try Out Streets Of Rage 4 at PAX East 2019

One of the surprise video games we got to demo at PAX East this year was a private demo of Streets Of Rage 4 from Dotemu, Lizardcube, and Guard Crush Games. We were led off into a small room that was all decked out in ’90s posters and furniture. All that was missing was a […]

The Arcade Crew Shows Off Young Souls at PAX East 2019

The Arcade Crew Shows Off Young Souls at PAX East 2019

Another game we got to check out from The Arcade Crew at PAX East this year was a narrative-driven RPG beat-em-up called Young Souls. The game has you as two teenagers, Jenn and Tristan, who have no family beyond each other and a scientist who adopted them. Their lives are pretty dull until the day […]

We Get a Good Amount of Slashing Action With KUNAI at PAX East

We Get a Good Amount of Slashing Action With KUNAI at PAX East 2019

During our time at PAX East this year, we got to visit with The Arcade Crew and check out their action platformer KUNAI for few on the floor. The game kinda throws you into a universe that doesn’t make a lot of sense right off the bat but you learn as you go. You start […]

Beyond Blue at PAX East

Exploring the Depths in Beyond Blue at PAX East

E-Line Media’s Beyond Blue is an underwater exploration game set in the near future, allowing players to experience the world below the surface without interruption (or any worries about air pressure, decompression limits, or heat loss). The player takes on the role of Mirai, the lead scientist on a research team using groundbreaking tech to experience […]

Endless Mission at PAX East

Unending Waves of Enemies with The Endless Mission at PAX East

  The Endless Mission is described by developer and publisher E-Line Media as “a community-driven creation sandbox game where you play, mashup, and mod iconic game genres in order to make your own creations and experiences to share with the world.” However, that was not the version of the game I demoed at PAX East […]

The Best of GDC's Brazil Games Showcase

The Best of GDC’s Brazil Games Showcase

GDC and PAX East this year hosted a Brazil Games Showcase, which brought some of the best indie games from Brazil to the states in order to look for publishers, and press. Several of the showcase games were up for awards at GDC Play this year, and quite a few took home top honors. I […]

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Visiting With North Star Games at PAX East 2019

During our time at PAX East this year, we paid a visit to our friends over at North Star Games to see what new games they had on the way. These guys are always cool and happy to see us, so the demos we get are very hands-on and in-depth for board games, even though […]

Making a Hadouken in Street Fighter Exceed at PAX East 2019

Making a Hadouken in Street Fighter Exceed at PAX East 2019

A game that came up on our PAX East radar a bit on accident was a card game called Street Fighter Exceed from Level 99 Games. The company sent out info saying to “Come play Tycho’s favorite game”, as in Tycho Brahe, aka Penny Arcade co-founder Jerry Holkins. If they’re saying Jerry loves it, you […]

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Checking Out Breaking Games’ Lineup at PAX East 2019

We checked out board games at PAX East as well this year, and some of the cool ones we got to see were at the Breaking Games booth. We’ll start with Little Diablo, which is a Simon-like game where you have to complete a pattern of 10 to win. The catch: you’re being taunted by […]

Checking Out What Dire Wolf Had To Bring At PAX East 2019

During PAX East this year, Dire Wolf Digital had a few announcements up their sleeves for properties like Game of Thrones and Acquisitions Incorporated. First off, they brought with them Game Of Thrones: Oathbreaker which is a brand new board game based on the HBO series. We finally got some greater detail as to what […]

Finding The Combat Beat in Sayonara Wild Hearts at PAX East 2019

Finding The Combat Beat in Sayonara Wild Hearts at PAX East 2019

We had a chance to visit the Annapurna Interactive booth at PAX East this year, and the one game we really wanted to try was Sayonara Wild Hearts. Ever since the game got a reveal back at The Game Awards in December, we’ve been interested to see just how it plays. The game is essentially […]

Cyan Ventures Shows Off Their Narrative Adventure ZED at PAX East 2019

Cyan Ventures Shows Off Their Narrative Adventure ZED at PAX East 2019

While we were going through the booths at PAX East on Day Three, we came across Cyan Ventures who brought with them a new game called ZED. If Cyan Ventures sounds familiar, they’ve had a hand in some of the most recent Myst games, including bringing the original to iOS. Much in the same vein, […]

Using The Stars For Medicine: We Try Astrologaster at PAX East 2019

One of the most interesting titles we got to check out at PAX East this year was an indie title called Astrologaster from Nyamyam. The game is actually based on historical records from London as Doctor Simon Forman used Astrology of all things to treat his patients. Based on what he saw in the stars […]

We Have Awesome Stupid Fun With KungFu Kickball at PAX East 2019

We Have Awesome Stupid Fun With KungFu Kickball at PAX East 2019

WhaleFood Games brought to PAX East one of the more stupid fun games we’ve played this year in the form of KungFu Kickball. When we say stupid fun, I’m talking about a game you don’t have to think too much about and you can just kick back and play like nothing matters, and this definitely […]