Tales From the Indie Megabooth - The Best PAX Games You've Never Heard Of

Shaun and Mary canvas the Indie Megabooth at PAX Prime 2014 and talk about their favorite games of the show.

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CalinTM
CalinTM

I W-A-N-T  M-A-R-Y  N-O-W !!!!!!!!!!

HailHellfire
HailHellfire

Salt & Sanctuary, Hand Of Fate, Star Crawlers, Darkest Dungeon, Endless Legend, Neverending Nightmares, Titan Souls were my favorites from the Mega Indie Booth



TrueProphecy22
TrueProphecy22

That last game looked like a first person version of that hacking game that was featured a couple months ago.  I forget the name of it.

PaperthinTV
PaperthinTV

The Magic Circle looks like something I'd really enjoy.

JohnyMyko
JohnyMyko

I really enjoyed the way this video was shot and edited! I think it would be cool to just have one or two different shots a little bit more far away, were we can see them talking like from the side or something, just some quick shot so it isn't always the same thing with the one talking facing the camera while the one listening is showing it's back. I don't know if I made myself clear... But anyway, it's great to see Gamespot trying something different! Keep it going! 

wEEman33
wEEman33

Didn't your moms ever tell you not to play in the street?

Gelugon_baat
Gelugon_baat

The Magic Circle seems rather similar to Double Fine's Hack 'N' Slash. :/

does286moss403
does286moss403

ONE OF THE BEST VIDEO PRODUCTIONS I'VE EVER SEEN ON GAMESPOT.  This format of handheld capture of a conversation interspersed with booth footage is really a winner.  If it was easy to produce, do more!  Very engaging!.  If possible make the exterior footage brighter or voice it's at dusk or night and use that somehow.  Congrats, guys. 

daihideo
daihideo

I saw Shaun near the Undead Labs booth taking cosplayer photos, was trying to get J.L. Bourne's autograph for my books. Was busy or would have said Hello. Sad it's almost over though :(

helbertpina
helbertpina

Awesome video! And as a bonus, it made me remember Fez and all the years of expectation (and how it felt great to finally play it when it was out)... :)

Afinati
Afinati

The chat on Twitch was really excited for Magic Circle, and so am I. Following it now. :)

Pawfalcon
Pawfalcon

Bearzekers looks fun as hell.

Magic Circle reminds me of that Double Fine game, Hack 'n' Slash. Except in 1st person and a bit less cartoony.

And Soundself reminds me of this thing that came on the 3DO sample disk were your spinning into and out of this color screen thing and pressing buttons changes the spin and zoom and adds flashes of different color. It was interesting for about 5 minutes. And it sure as hell didn't make me zen or want to cry. Hopefully this is a LOT more interesting(which it seems to be based on peoples' reactions), like some kind of voice base meditation rock garden or something. I could use more zen in my life.

jecomans
jecomans

Some interesting looking games there. The Magic Circle especially looks like a really cool concept to explore. 

_Judas_
_Judas_

lol, sounds like Mary went off Pax and into some dude's tent :p  "The Magic Circle" looks really interesting. The first game that truely lets you "do what you want" when it comes to story and gameplay mehanics. Cool cool cool!

Pax looks awesome! Hopefully, I'll be visiting it a weekend in the future.

hotkoolaid
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@HailHellfire Oh man I played a bunch of those, Endless Legend is awesome!

hotkoolaid
hotkoolaid moderator moderatorstaff

@JohnyMyko Hey thanks we're working on new ways to show games we like, and thanks for your thoughts on how we can make it even better! :)

hystavito
hystavito

@Pawfalcon I was going to say the same thing about The Magic Circle, it sounds very similar to Hack 'n' Slash.  I wonder if they were working on it before they had ever heard of Hack 'n' Slash.

hystavito
hystavito

@jecomans As @Pawfalcon mentioned above, there's a game you can get early access on Steam right now that is very similar in general concept to The Magic Circle.  It's called Hack 'n' Slash.

jecomans
jecomans

@suppaphly42 Someone with grammar like yours should never be criticizing another persons English.

hystavito
hystavito

@_Judas_ As @Pawfalcon mentioned above, there's a game you can get early access on Steam right now that is very similar in general concept to The Magic Circle.  It's called Hack 'n' Slash.

jecomans
jecomans

@hystavito Hey, thanks, I think I'll jump into the EA on that one. I don't usually follow what is going on with Double Fine because I find their output quality varies so drastically, so I need to be pointed in the direction of the good ones. 

suppaphly42
suppaphly42

@hotkoolaid @suppaphly42 sorry. i'm now scared of mods the fact that you have a "staff" next to your title has me even more nervous i just can stand it when people say "like" 5 times in a 10 word sentence