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The best of PAX East 2013

25 Mar

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You didn’t make it to PAX East last week? No problem, here’s a quick recap of the best of PAX East 2013 in Boston!

TRANSISTOR by SUPERGIANT GAMES

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Transistor is a science-fiction-themed action RPG by Supergiant Games and promises to bring players to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as they explore a stunning futuristic city. The game has been designed to seamlessly integrate thoughtful strategic planning into a fast-paced action experience, complete with responsive gameplay and rich atmospheric storytelling.

 

DRUNKEN ROBOT PORNOGRAPHY by DEJOBAAN GAMES

DRP = 3D Bullet Hell + Jetpacks + Giant Robots… ’nuff said!

 

DROPCHORD by DOUBLE FINE PRODUCTIONS

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Dropchord is a music-driven score challenge game for PC and Mac that will use the revolutionary Leap Motion Controller. The game will be also released on iOS.

 

BATTLEBLOCK THEATER by BEHEMOTH GAMES


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Now is Behemoth (the guys from Alien Hominid and Castle Crasher) turn to announce the release date for the long waited BattleBlock Theater!
 The platform game in which you can create your own character using various shapes will be out April 3rd 2013, on Xbox LIVE, for 1200 Microsoft Points. Obviously supporting co-op and multiplayer, and with the usual design we all like!

 

SUPER T.I.M.E. FORCE by CAPYBARA GAMES

This looks chaotic and messy as hell and it is going to be pretty awesome!

 

CAPY FINE RACING GP by CAPYBARA GAMES & DOUBLE FINE PRODUCTIONS

Capy Fine Racing GP PAX

 

The two games studios teamed up to develop a racer, called Capy Fine Racing GP and featuring all the characters from both companies. But this isn’t all, indeed the racing game will be released on floppy disk…yep, you heard it right,old school 1.44 MB floppy disk!

 

DUCK TALES REMASTERED by CAPCOM


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Capcom announced today at PAX that an HD version of the evergreen 1989 NES game Duck Tales is being developed by WayForward. The classic platformer features hand-drawn character sprites and a 3D background world. Also, Disney’s original voice actors will lend their talents to the game. The game’s original 8-bit songs will be remastered by WayForward’s Jake Kaufman, and new elements will be included, without spoiling the original concept of the title.

 

CONTRAST by COMPULSION GAMES

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Contrast will let you play with your own shadow, literally. The game is basically a platformer where you can become a shadow in order to climb and interact with other shadows.

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Contrast will let you play with your own shadow

25 Mar

contrast compulsion

 

Last weekend at PAX East, beside all the well-known game companies, there was also Compulsion Games. An emerging indie game studio, born and raised in Montreal, Canada, working on a very interesting project: a game called Contrast.

Experience a surreal 1920s dreamscape in which you can shift freely in and out of shadows. Tasked with helping a young girl named Didi, players will unravel the mysteries behind her troubled family and the dark secrets that must be exposed to re-shape her future. Contrast will let you play with your own shadow, literally. The game is basically a platformer where you can become a shadow in order to climb and interact with other shadows. Take a look at this teaser trailer to figure it out.

If you want to know more about this game here’s a small video interview to Guillaume Provost, creative director and founder of Compulsion Gamesmade by Kotaku at PAX.

“We began development on Contrast four years ago and are excited to finally unveil it to the public. We chose to be part of the PAX East Indie Megabooth in order to give back to the amazing community that has helped support the game during our successful Greenlight campaign on Steam. Contrast will transport players into a vaudevillian world of shadows and mysteries, where story elements are discovered through the manipulation of light, and it introduces new gameplay paradigms for interacting and navigating the world.”

Contrast is set to be released on Spring 2013 on Steam, but the exact release date is still TBA.

Capy Fine Racing GP will be released at PAX East

22 Mar

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We already told you that at PAX game devs just go crazy, so here we are again! Capybara Games and Double Fine Production are sharing the same booth at this week’s PAX East, so they decided to release a special retail version of the same boundle you can buy on Steam. This special edition will be limited to only 200 copies and will be available only at their shared PAX booth.

The box will contain all the games from the Steam pack, plus a very cool gem: the two games studios teamed up to develop a racer, called Capy Fine Racing GP and featuring all the characters from both companies. But this isn’t all, indeed the racing game will be released on floppy disk…yep, you heard it right, old school 1.44 MB floppy disk!

Capy Fine Racing GP PAX

 

This is what Capy co-founder Nathan Vella has told to EDGE regarding the co-developed racing game:

“Ken Yeung and Vic Nguyen made a game called Capy Fine Racing GP, which is a little jokey – but still rad fun – OutRun-style racer staring Capy and Double Fine characters. The game will be released on the 3.5″ floppies that come inside the Capy and Double Fine limited edition boxed bundle, AKA the retail version of the Steam bundle that we just launched which includes both studios’ Steam games. We only made 200 boxes, and even then some of the floppies might not work, but the people who buy them will be allowed and encouraged to share the game.

It’s just something we did for pure fun and loving the idea of doing cool shit with our friends, in the spirit of the Capy Double Fine PAX combo. While it’s totally a real game, it’s also not at all a real game.”

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If you are at PAX right now, you definitely should try to put your hands on one of those limited edition boxes! Good luck!