PAX East

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RPS@PAX 2023: We chat with Tic Toc Games about their upcoming, smack-talking RPG Wrestle Story

Imagine for a moment, if you will, that Persona 5 let you suplex your opponents. Even better, imagine if those moves were pulled off through timing based minigames that resembled the battles found in Nintendo’s excellent (and underrated) Mario & Luigi RPG series. Sounds good, right? Well guess what, that game exists! It’s called Wrestle Story and it’s definitely a project to keep an eye on. After spending twenty glorious minutes with its colourful demo at PAX East, I was keen to chat to creative director Steve Jimenez about the team’s inspirations, the challenges of translating wrestling into a turn-based…

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RPS@PAX 2023: Animal Well’s subterranean world is both beautiful and unsettling

Earlier in the week, Liam and I had the opportunity to chat with Animal Well’s solo developer and publisher Bigmode about creating their eerie subterranean world. We then had a chance to go hands on with the PAX East demo, and wow, we were both incredibly impressed. Watch the video below for our enthusiastic impressions: If we could give an RPS ‘Bestest Best in show’ award to a game, is would be Animal Well. Liam and I loved the game’s dense atmosphere, spider-web of interconnected caverns, and creepy creatures that lurk in the dark. We also loves the effects the…

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RPS@PAX 2023: We chat with the WrestleQuest devs about broken noses and busting RPG traditions

Liam and I had a fun time chatting with the folks over at Mega Cat Studios about their upcoming wrestling RPG WrestleQuest last year at PAX West, and this time at PAX East we finally cornered them in the ring for a proper interview. Watch below to learn about how the developers created their zero to hero story, how they’re addressing myths and persaonl issues in the world of pro wresting, as well as sharing a story about how one of the team got their nose broken in a wrestling accident during development. My main take away from the interview…

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RPS@PAX 2023: Hell Of An Office is a fiendishly fast action-platformer in the vein of Neon White

I’ve played a bunch of indie game demos at PAX East, but none left my head reeling as much as 43 Studios’ fiendishly frantic action platfotmer Hell Of An Office. It’s a super fast parkour adventure in the vein of Neon White, and after ten minutes with the demo my heart race was through the roof. If I owned a fitbit it would have been screaming at me to have a nice sit down with a cuppa. Check out my full impressions in the video below: Hell Of An Office puts your platforming reflexes to the test as you’re tasked…

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RPS@PAX 2023: Become besties with Greek gods on an accidental vacation in Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island

I really enjoyed dark fantasy adventure Roki when it first released back in 2020, and keen to see what developers Polygon Treehouse have gotten up to since, I jumped at the opportunity to play the PAX East demo for Mythwrecked: Ambrosia Island. You can watch my impressions of the demo in the video below: In Mythwrecked you play as Alex, a backpacker who has washed up on the sun-drenched shores of Ambrosia Island. As she begins exploring, she soon realises that this island seems to be a hot spot for the gods from ancient Greek myths. Your task is to…

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The Pokemon Company will be at PAX East 2023

It’ll be showing off upcoming games, as well as Devolver Digital, Yacht Club, and more! The Pokemon Company will have a presence at PAX East this year, where attendees will be able to see its latest update on an upcoming game. That’s not all! Other publishers like Devolver Digital, Yacht Club, THQ Nordic, and Inti Creates will have their upcoming games getting major updates at the show for all those in attendance to watch. In addition, the expo hall with have playable demos for unreleased games from Chucklefish, Ysbryd Games, XSEED Games, and Plaion. In case you didn’t know, Pokemon…

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RPS@PAX 2022: Saturday daily round-up

Day Three of PAX East 2022 is done and dusted for another year, which means it’s time for another daily round-up video. We had another jam-packed schedule today, checking out Dome Keeper (formerly known as Ludum Dare darling Dome Romantik) over on the Raw Fury booth, before heading over to the PAX Rising Showcase to check out a specially curated selection of upcoming indie games. We also caught up with Larian to chat about Baldur’s Gate 3 (watch out for a dedicated video coming in the next day or two), and we capped off the day by attending Shirley “Skyrim…

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RPS@PAX 2022: McPixel 3 is back and just as daft as ever

The first McPixel was one of those point and click adventures that was just so wholesomely silly that it won you over with its mix of daft humour and bonkers, quickfire ‘save the day’ scenarios. Now, everyone’s favourite bomb disposal expert is back in McPixel 3 (solo developer Sos Sosowski prefers we never mention the likes of McPixel 2), which we got to see in action over at the Devolver booth at PAX East 2022. Sosowski took the reins for us in this demo, showing us exactly how not to save the world in this equally comedic sequel, proving that…

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RPS@PAX 2022: The evolution of PC hardware modding

PC hardare modding is never something I had the guts to try during my time in the RPS hardware mines, but after attending The Evolution Of PC Modding panel at PAX East this week, I wish I’d been a little bolder. Moderated by Overclocking.TV’s Isaïe “Trouffman” Simonnet with special guests Joe Gialanella from ModMyMods, Eric “hobbseltoff” Hobbs from PC Modding Enthusiast, and Justin “Robeytech” Robey, these four experts took us through the history of PC modding over the last 15 years, the highs and lows of some of their very own builds, and what lies in store for PC modding…

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RPS@PAX 2022: Friday daily round-up

We’re now halfway through PAX East 2022, which can only mean one thing: it’s time for our second daily round-up video. Instead of plonking ourselves in the middle of the empty show floor after hours, we snuck back into Devolver’s booth to film our Friday catch-up, where we started our day some 10 hours beforehand. We got the lowdown on McPixel 3 from solo dev Sos Sosowski, and marvelled once again at the lovely overgrown arcade cabinets of reverse citybuilder Terra Nil. We then moved over to the Focus stand to play supernatural cowboy slayer Evil West and the ultra…

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RPS@PAX 2022: All the news from Gearbox’s big PAX panel in 5 minutes

Pretend it’s Thursday for a second. We’ve just emerged from Gearbox’s 80-minute panel at PAX East 2022, and we’re wondering how they managed to spend so much time talking about so little. You know something’s gone wrong in a conference when you’ve got an entire segment dedicated to just merch, and Gearbox groupies are hollering for Tiny Tina G-Fuel cans like it was mana from heaven. Lucky for you, we suffered through all the merch plugs, the failed trailer loads, nothing announcements and yet another 20-minute magic set to bring you this condensed version of Gearbox’s panel news, all so…

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RPS@PAX 2022: Cursed To Golf dev tells us exactly what’s up with all the wacky golf games recently

Recently, we asked what’s the deal with all the wacky golf games coming out this year? Well, we thought we better answer that question by going straight to the source. While we were out at PAX East 2022, we tracked down the director of upcoming roguelike Cursed To Golf, Liam Edwards. As well as asking him about the enduring appeal of sunny green fairways, we also putted our way through its excellent PAX East demo, discovering this golflike is anything but cursed. Read more

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RPS@PAX East 2022: Tour of the show floor

PAX East 2022 is in full swing, and we’ve been marching round the show floor to capture all the sights and sounds going on inside the Boston convention centre. After all, why should attendees have all the fun? Join us for our giant tour of the PAX East show floor, where we go behind the scenes on all the biggest stands, games and arenas to give you a snapshot picture of all things PAX. Read more

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RPS@PAX 2022: The best (and most cursed) things we saw on the show floor

We’re still putting the finishing touches to our big PAX East show floor tour video, but while we wait, I thought I’d give you a sneak peek at some of the best (and worst) things we saw on our travels round the Boston convention centre. In the latter category, first prize definitely goes to the trio of highly cursed doll babies scattered around the stand for Chernobylite, the post-apocalyptic survival horror roguelite that came out last year. They were also accompanied by two gas masks, casually strewn across the corners of TV screens, but nothing compared to the truly haunted…

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RPS@PAX 2022: Thursday daily round-up

PAX East 2022 opened its doors for the first time in two years today, welcoming the masked and vaccinated masses to the Boston convention centre. As mentioned earlier in the week, Liam and I are out there in person, and we’re making exclusive behind the scenes videos for RPS supporters. To kick things off, we’ve put together our first daily round-up video, where we tell what we got up to today, along with the biggest news from the show floor. Come and join us for our first daily rundown of PAX East. Read more