Games I Want to Play After Attending PAX ’13

September 4, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Geek Events, Nerd Topics by Kristina Horner

While I was at PAX, I kept a notepad list of all the games that caught my eye. From console games to app games to indie games, there’s just so much exciting stuff filling the halls of this convention that it would be impossible to remember everything. As promised – today’s blog post is going to be the list of games I wrote down on my list.

Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time: This was a co-op indie game I watched a demo of that looked colorful and fun and potentially good for the Team Hypercube channel. It takes place in space inside a pink Death Star where you’re running around controlling a ship while simultaneously fighting bad guys in space. Keep an eye out for playthroughs of this one.images

Escape Goat 2: This was a simple but fun puzzle platformer where you play a goat progressing through a dungeon. I got to test this game out and I enjoyed it quite a bit.


Mount Your Friends: I actually don’t remember how this game got on my list (because I didn’t actually see it at PAX), but I think someone just recommended it to me? From what I have read online, you use your friends bodies and a goat to climb to certain heights? Or something? I don’t know.steamworkshop_collection_1370628196_collection_branding
Adventure Time : Explore the Dungeon Because I Don’t Know!: This game just looks amazing. I wasn’t the biggest fan of the previous Adventure Time game (Hey Ice King Why’d You Steal Our Garbage?) but this new one that comes out in the fall is a co-op multiplayer where you battle your way through a dungeon as various characters from the Land of Ooo. I need it.

Prison Architect: This is a Steam game that was recommended to me because of my recent obsession with the show Orange is the New Black combined with my love of Roller Coaster Tycoon. I can’t wait to play it.

Peggle 2: Peggle is one of those really standard games (hit all the orage pegs before you run out of balls) but the first version of the game was my standard go-to on long airplane rides. I’m excited to see what’s different in this new version.
Bastion: I’m a big fan of great iPad games (which I’m sure you probably already know) and this was one that was recommended to me for that reason. It looks cool, though I know very little about it right now. It’s also available on PC, if you don’t own an iPad.

Super Mario 3D World: This just looks awesome. I’ll give any new Mario game a try, and the combination of co-op Mario with 3D graphics should be pretty awesome. Plus it’s about time we get some new WiiU games!

Windborne: This was a game I got to demo, mostly because there was a prize wheel at their booth that I wanted to spin and you had to play the game to get to do so. It was a lot like Minecraft but sort of prettier, which I liked. I would give this game a try.
Hate Plus: I don’t know anything about this game, but the art was amazing and they were offering QR codes for special Animal Crossing clothing items, so on the list it went.
Delver’s Drop: I saw this game in the Indie corner! It looked amazing – the art was beautiful and everything was pink, but not in a condescending way. It’s a 2D action RPG and I can’t wait to give it a try.
Have you heard of or played any of these games? What did you think of them? Which would you be interested in watching me play on Team Hypercube? Let me know in the comments – or as always, feel free to leave other game suggestions based on the type of things I’m already into!
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Samuel Bruch says:

Hex: Shards of Fate…it looks like the knees of bees.

Katie says:

I’m not much of a gamer, but some of these look pretty interesting. I would definitely second the recommendation on Bastion – I haven’t played it on iPad, but the PC version is one of my absolute favourite games. The story is fantastic and the art is gorgeous!

Thea says:

My gaming experience has always been pretty limited to PCs. That said, Prison Architect looks most interesting to me. I used to love all the Tycoon games and the Sims. Plus after reading “The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks,” I want to try to design a panopticon! Or at least a really cool prison. Escape Goat 2 looks good too, though.

Sarah says:

You mentioned Animal Crossing – do you play ? You should consider posting your dream code so people can check your town out, if you do.. 🙂

Kristina Horner says:

I sort of play… I haven’t gotten very far yet. Maybe I will write a blog post about my experience soon. 🙂

Cameron says:

Did you see Spy Party. Looked fun. Didn’t get to try, but the people who played said it was great. Sounds like a game you and Joe would like.

Kristina Horner says:

I remember seeing the booth, but I didn’t get a chance to check it out! Seems interesting!

Catherine says:

Bastion is a gorgeous and interesting game to play. It can be fairly quick to play through, but also provides some extra things to extend the game play if you so desire. I’m not sure it’s something I’d play multiple times – maybe I’d play it again after some time has passed – but it doesn’t require a ton of brain power which can be great after a long day of work. And Mount Your Friends is hilarious to watch, at the least.

Kari Kristine says:

Bastion is so much fun!! The voiceover acting is very dynamic and extremely well done! 😀 I’ve only played it on PC, so I’m not sure how the controls work for iPad.

Jamie Tucker says:

Hey Kristina, I think I know how you heard about Mount Your Friends, it was because I told you guys about when we talked at our booth. If you download/update to the latest version on XBLIG and enter the secret password “SPACETIME” you will be able to play the game with unsettling and familiar characters!

Kristina Horner says:

Awesome! Thanks! 😀

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