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PAX East

PAX is a video game, table top gaming convention. There was a boardgame section but I ignored it since I already go to a con for that. My favorite part of PAX was going through the Indie section and trying out all these random games. Some games are not coming out till Dec 2014, assuming they're funded. The larger companies like Elder Scrolls online had lines that were 2 hours long or more. It's ridiculous. I ignored those lines, though I am tempted by Elder Scrolls online... but MMOs are EVIL. STAY AWAY.

I was introduced to Super Meat Boy and Borderlands 2. Also some cool games like Transistor (2014), and Contrast (Really cool game, twenties looking, just innovative, coming out in 6 months.) There were other indie games that didn't survive my interest after playing them for 5 minutes: Journal, Tengami, and others I don't remember.

I met the Spaceteam developer! So exciting. I had him take a picture with me and he seemed surprised that I wanted a photo with him. SPACETEAM!

I met a 21 year old boy/man who quit college and built his game The Swappers, and it was well done. And it made me jealous of him! I want a game.

So being surrounded by so many people pursuing their dream of videogame development definitely made me want to build a game. I technically have done game development (Ancient Anguish WOO!) and I just want to make one game. At least get one crappy game developed and out of the way. Even if it's a pixel flying back and forth.

PAX was inspiring and tiring and invigorating.