PAX East 2018 came and went, and we saw some phenomenal games again this year. When it came time to select our favorites, ee racked our brains, head-butted a few times, and even recorded a podcast about it. But we did it. We selected our favorites. And here they are!
— Rumu (@rumutweets) April 7, 2018
It’s a game about a carpet cleaning robot that becomes sentient and lonely. It’s sad and intriguing, and gave us feels.
A Church in the Darkness
Much appreciation to @Sidequesting for gracing us with their Team Choice Award for #PAXEast2018. Come find us at booth 16085 in the @IndieMEGABOOTH to see how the zebra duck enjoys our jungle cult. pic.twitter.com/p3di7Juafb
— The Church in the Darkness (@churchdarkness) April 7, 2018
Cults are all the rage. Heck, they’ve been the rage since at least the 70s, when the game takes place. Your goal is to infiltrate a religious cult and rescue your niece.
— Matthew Clark (@MrMattyBoom) April 7, 2018
Friendship and youth go hand-in-hand, so when The Gardens Between represents this, it does so through larger than life memories and puzzles that harken back to a simpler age.
It’s school, in VR. Pixel Ripped shows us how narratives can unfold from a completely different perspective.
Solo is an introspective game about love, relationships, and how the player views these things in their own lives. It may leave you emotional.
— Earthfall (@EarthFallGame) April 7, 2018
Earthfall’s likeness to Left 4 Dead provides the industry with much-missed co-op gameplay.
Above follows Mary as she searches for her brother, building and flying planes along the way.
— Don Bellenger 🖤 (@superscarysnake) April 7, 2018
We have 18 minutes to complete the game before our heart explodes and we die. Black Future has us looking to prolong that by traversing up a procedurally generated tower in which everything is trying to kill us.