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Fun games at PAX

This weekend, my brother and I were at PAX East demoing Soda Drinker Pro (the worlds most advanced soda drinking simulator). Working the booth at an event like this is super fun, and you get to meet a lot of great people, but it’s tough to move around and try out some of the other games at the expo. Here are a few of them that i tried and liked:

Ember Strike: The Battle for Willow Lane

At first, this one looked like a basic match-3 game, but when I tried it out, I realized there was more to it than that. The basic mechanics are match-3, but it plays more like Puzzle Fighter, which is super fun. You can play it for free on Kongregate, and I recommend you try it out.

Echoes of Eridu

These guys were across from us at the Soda Drinker Pro booth, and I really enjoyed their game too. Their pitch is basically rogue-like multiplayer mega-man, which is a pretty sweet concept. It’s on kickstarter and steam greenlight now, so you should give it an upvote.


This is one that I saw while having some drinks with some devs at an afterparty on Friday. It’s a side-scrolling space shootemup similar to Gladius, but it has destructible terrain, and has lots of explosions. It’s also one of the few indie games I saw that used a home-grown game engine. Really impressive.

Aerena – Clash of Champions

This is a turn-based strategy game where you can pit different characters against each other to destroy each other’s ships. I didn’t get to play too long, but it looked like it had some pretty good potential.