PAX Prime: It’s Loud and there are Lines

That’s my impression thus far. Saturday was much busier than Friday and of course Pax Dev was very peaceful in comparison. Whew. For someone who likes quieter places, PAX has been giving me headaches for days! But in return for my suffering, I’ve been able to play some really fun games. Things like:

The Magic Circle

At the Indie Megabooth. Made by people who’ve worked on Bioshock Infinite and Dishonored, this is the group’s first indie game. It is heavily narrative and a dark comedy from game development hell.

In The Magic Circle, you are the protagonist of an unfinished 1st person fantasy game, trapped in development hell. The fictional designers (played by James Urbaniak, Ashly Burch, and Karen Dyer) are god-like, but so indecisive that they’ve given you no powers whatsoever. With the help of a mysterious disembodied voice (Stephen Russell) you must seize the tools of game development from these unworthy ‘gods’, uncovering more of the darkly comic story as you go.

Rather than traditional puzzles with a single solution, the incomplete state of each environment is a question that you answer in your own way. Trap the designers’ creations, steal their behaviors, and re-mix them to explore and master this world-in-progress. Can you out-think the game gods? Can you release The Magic Circle from inside it?

The game is voiced in English, but is subtitled in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.


Just started closed beta and it’s F2P! A shooter and a MOBA! Does in fact, have gigantic things! Like Aisling’s hair. Wowowowow I’m really hype about this one.


Dark Souls

Dark Souls III is really dramatic and dead people can endlessly spew blood, according to the fountain:

There was a fog machine.


In other words I got to try on Oculus Rift! It was a very cool experience, but not a very interesting game demo. Didn’t really feel like I was doing anything to “hack”. I hope they continue improving the experience!



I don’t remember what this poster was for. I just thought it was the most backhanded compliment I’ve seen on promotional material in a long time.

 Sunday and Monday I will continue to wander around! Maybe even enter some raffles! Wish me luck and I hope you find some good games too.

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