It’s been a whirl-wind ride for my brothers since they released their game Rogue Legacy. This past weekend they were honoured to be part of the Pax 10. The Pax 10 are 10 indie games chosen from over 100 submissions across the world to display at Pax Prime.
Pax Prime is a major exposition (started by Penny Arcade) and held in Seattle,WA, that features games, boardgames, and gaming peripherals. This is the first expo of its kind I’ve ever been to.
I snapped a pic of almost all the other Pax 10 attendees. Everyone was really nice and humble. I wish them the best and mega success:
For those who’ve never been to one of these conventions, here’s what to expect:
Other things that occurred at Pax was the League of Legends Championships with teams vying to play in the Final World championships, and Halo Tournament of some sort. There were also lots of tables with people playing boardgames of the more hard-core variety.
Benny only played 3 demos and they were for less-desired games. We didn’t want to wait in line. There was so much information, lights, lines and people, we stopped after 2 hours. It was cool to have checked out once, and that’s enough for me 🙂 Interesting experience. For reference, Medium by far was the most popular t-shirt size, followed by X-Large and then Large. I would say 75% of the people wanted a Medium.
The gallery will have more pictures than you care to see of Pax, so I’ll move onto other points of interest. We stayed at the Sheraton Hotel right across from the convention (super handy!). This pic is a nice feature of their wall:
Each room had a magnificent window area where we would each take turns to hide out in when we needed some time to ourselves.
In terms of eateries, whilst Cheesecake Factory offered amazing value for food quality (the wait times can get really long), GameWorks was a close second (for my brothers) with their offer of an hour free play with a meal.
We also ate at Lola (a nice brunch place, but crazy busy with 40 min wait times). The food they offer is similar to what you’d get in Portland. Hipster.
We also had Coconut Cream bites from Dhalia Bakery (they’re famous for it).
Fail on my part not taking any pictures of pizza from Serious Pie – also a standout place to eat. The crust has a flavour and texture I’ve never had in pizza. It’s like a Napoli style pizza, but the crust wasn’t just chewy white gluten. I think it had a different grain/special seasoning. It had a slight musky taste whilst being airy and light.
I highly recommend their white truffle and chantrelle mushroom pizza.
All three places I just mentioned are part of the Tom Douglas group of restaurants. I think he owns the entire block of restaurants @_@
For my birthday lunch, we had Pink Door (by Pike’s place) for pasta. All these places were within a 15 min walk from the hotel, so the hotel location was very convenient.
Despite being a lot of work, it a good trip. Hanging out with my brothers is always an awesome time 🙂 Congrats again and love you guys!