If JFK had lived, the space program may have unfolded quite differently. The urgency of finding more out there than some dust and a few rocks on the nearest orbiting celestial body could have lead to our greatest minds searching the depths of space to learn all the secrets, good or bad, that they could. That's the world Arkane Studios' supposes exists in Prey, its promising revamp of a cult classic first-person shooter.
The PAX Rising (up-and-coming indie games) and PAX Australia (indie games from down under) booths were conveniently situated right next to each other, so every time I passed through, I was able to get some hands-on time with more weird, colorful, strange games. Here are a few of my favorites.
On paper, Gorogoa is a pretty basic puzzle game. In execution, it’s something else entirely.
We met with tinyBuild at PAX South to learn more and experience the fast-paced action of the upcoming Mr. Shifty from Team Shifty and we came away with an adrenaline rush like few others on the floor.
Hello Neighbor is a game of stealth-horror, puzzle-solving and more than a little unnerving facetime with your local creep.
Death Squared is deceptively simple with an astronomically high ceiling for complexity and difficulty.
We went hands-on with What Remains of Edith Finch at PAX South, and what we saw was a great narrative with a variety of gameplay elements to make it both intriguing and engaging.
Evil Factory’s unique weapon mechanics, neat cast of characters and constant influx of new toys are what set this top-down action game apart.
Tower 57 is 11 Bit Studios and Pixwerk’s upcoming offering to the twin-stick shooter genre, and it did more than bring the goods when we tried it at PAX South.
This pixelated point-and-click adventure from Pixel Crow and 11-bit Studios had us diving into the gritty city as a police officer and making tough calls to solve (or even survive) a twisted conspiracy.