(Official Indie Megabooth image)
The depth and breadth of projects coming out of the Pacific Northwest indie gaming community was in the spotlight earlier this month at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle.
PAX attendees had a chance to check out the Indie Megabooth on the fourth floor of the Washington State Convention Center to see a curated assortment of independently-produced video games from around the world.
The Megabooth, founded in 2011, is a traveling exhibit that tours the gaming convention circuit, with regular appearances at all three U.S. Penny Arcade Expos and the Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco. The Megabooth opens for submissions from developers twice a year, in the spring and fall, and chooses its games based on a list of criteria that includes quality, functionality, and representing a broad assortment of genres and creators.
This year, just over a fourth of the games in the Megabooth, 19 in total, were made by teams from the Pacific Northwest, and ran the gamut from old-school arcade action to an interactive romance novel. I had the chance to check out all 19 of them over the course of the show — here’s a rundown of each game, listed in alphabetical order.
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