Monday, March 9, 2015

My weekend at PAX East

This past weekend, I had an incredible time attending my first PAX ever! The convention center was jam packed, filled with thousands of avid gamers, friendly indie developers, and well established video game journalists among others. I had the privilege to play a handful of entertaining indie games. The game that stood out to me the most was Capsule Force. It's a multi-player action game where you go against your friends in well design levels. I really like the retro style look to the game. This indie game was actually the first game I played at PAX East, and I definitely had blast playing it.  

Indie games weren't the only games that instantly grabbed my attention. Tearaway Unfolded was also on the show floor as well. I was more than excited to get my hands on it. I was impressed with Tearaway on the PS Vita back in late 2013. Media Molecule did a marvelous job utilizing each of PS Vita's features. I was bummed out to heard about Tearaway's poor sales, because it's really a great game, so I was happy to hear the announcement of Tearaway Unfolded on PS4. I enjoyed the PAX demo of this game. I was pleased to see that the developers are utilizing PS4's features, similar to how they did on the PS Vita.

PAX is a great expo to attend, to meet and network with indie developers, other attendees, and well established people in the video games industry. I had the honor to meet and speak with GiantBomb's Alex Navarro. It was a surreal moment for me, and was definitely one of my highlights of PAX East.

I can't wait to go back!