6 Games to Look for in the Indie Megabooth at PAX East ’17
With More than 80 Games at the Booth, Here are Six You Should Check Out
PAX East 2017 is running this weekend and once again, the Indie Megabooth will be in attendance. The booth is promising 83 developers and 85 games packed into the convention hall. The goal of every Indie Megabooth is to showcase the smallest developers that aren’t going to get the largest publishers to pay attention to them. At SuperIndieIO we wanted to highlight 6 of the games featured at this PAX‘s booth.
Nidhogg 2 – Messhof Games
Messhof Games will be looking to show-off their graphically enhanced sequel to 2014’s fantastic local multiplayer. Nidhogg 2 features an aforementioned graphical overhaul from its original simple pixel style. Toby Dixon is leading the new art and animation of the game.
The game now features more weapons than the original’s fencing swords. An Axe and Bow & Arrow have been shown off bludgeoning and piercing the competition in the games trailer. Still scheduled for later this year, Nidhogg 2 is shaping up to be more impressive than the first.
Crossing Souls – Fourattic
The Spanish developer Fourattic ran a successful Kickstarter campaign back in late 2014 and raised just over $50,000 for their campaign.
Crossing Souls is the studios first title. Set in 1986, the game is a mix of action, adventure, and an RPG. Check the game out later this Spring.
Galaxy of Pen and Paper – Behold Studios
Behold Studios is wokring on their spiritual sequel to their 2013 game Knights of Pen & Paper. Their newest in the Pen & Paper series of tabletop style RPGs comes with a greatly different sci-fi theme. No firm release date has been announced, but the game does appear to be coming later this year.
The Brazilian developer is taking what they have learned from their last two turn-based strategy games, including 2015’s Chroma Squad, and bringing it to outer space. Galaxy of Pen & Paper promises space battles, planetary navigation, and bizarre alien species.
Tooth and Tail – Pocketwatch Studios
From the creator of Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine, Tooth and Tail is another strategy game. This game feels more inspired by the tales of Redwall than Star Trek, featuring a furry group of soldiers. It also works in real time versus the turn-based system of Galaxy of Pen & Paper.
Tooth and Tail is blending the tech of a World War One era and an anthropomorphized army. You lead your commander around a battlefield commanding troops of different species.
Shio – Coconut Island Studios
Shio is a 2D platformed coming from Shanghai based developer Coconut Island Studios. Starting out as a student project, the game has been fully fleshed out at the studio. The game is on schedule for Q2 this year.
The game is a set in a maze of a Chinese village and a self-described “challenging platformer.” You play as a warrior traveling through the punishing maze in order to discover your past.
A Normal Lost Phone – Accidental Queens
A Normal Lost Phone is already available on phones and PC. It was released earlier this year in January. In it you have found someone else’s phone in which you discover more about that person as you search through their messages and contacts.
Find a list of the other 79 games at the Indie Megabooth here.