PAX Prime 2014 – Day 2 Pics & Day 3 Schedule

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Saturday was a whirlwind kind of day with all the events going on at the Behemoth booth and outside of our booth as guests for a couple live streams. We had the autograph signings with Will and Stamper, then jumped into a Twitch TV live stream, and ended the day with a ScrewAttack live stream. These streams were the first to ever show live gameplay of Game 4!

 

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We’ll do our best to link you to the recordings if you didn’t get a chance to watch it live, but until we get those videos check out the Day 2 photos!

 

Don’t miss the final live stream of Game 4 from PAX Prime! It starts at 1:20PM today on Gamespot’s channel, so check out the schedule below:

 

SUN, AUG 31
 
10am – 6pm Booth Hours

 

12pm Daily Twitter raffle closes. Winner is drawn. (Details HERE)

 

1:20pm – 1:40pm Gamespot live stream of Game 4 (Gamespot Stage)

Featuring gameplay and interview with Dan Paladin & Will Stamper

 

PAX Prime 2014 – Day 1 Pictures & Day 2 Schedule

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DAY 1 – FRIDAY – Recap
 
We did it! We opened up our first playable PAX demo for Game 4 on Friday morning and then had a non-stop line for it until the expo hall closed for the day. Game 4 was revealed as a turn-based co-op adventure, but we are only showing the single player option during PAX Prime 2014. If you haven’t checked out our gameplay teaser yet (which shows at the end of the playable demo at PAX), then watch it now:
 


 

Other major events of the day included a panel on community involvement (good job, Lindsay! Way to represent The Research Centaur!) and our autograph signing session with Dan, Will, and Tom.

 

To see our Day 1 photos, go to our Flickr album HERE.

 
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DAY 2 – SATURDAY – SCHEDULE

 

We have a number of events today for people at PAX and for people at home!

 

Event Schedule
10am – 6pm Booth Hours
 
12pm Daily Twitter raffle closes. Winner is drawn. (Details HERE)
 
1:30pm – 2:30pm Autograph signings (Booth 3003)
With Tom Fulp and Will Stamper
 
3:30pm – 3:50pm Twitch TV live stream of Game 4 (Twitch Stage)
Featuring first ever live stream of Game 4 gameplay and interview w/ Dan Paladin & Will Stamper
 
5:00pm – 5:30pm ScrewAttack live stream of Game 4 (Gameworks)
Featuring gameplay and interview w/ Ian Moreno & Aaron Jungjohann
 
 

Come get your Behemoth items signed by Will and Tom, or if you’re at home watch some live streams of the game!

 

Bring it on, Day 2!

 

Playlist Contest Winners – New Arena Features!

The results are in! After we went through over 90 playlists made by the community (good job to everyone!), our judges have finished selecting the winner of the Arena Playlist Creation Contest for both Steam and XBLA.
 
Winners will be contacted via email so we can send them an autographed Hatty Hattington bust and their playlists will be featured this week in BattleBlock Theater!
 
Without further ado…here are the list winners and honorable mentions, with descriptions by Mase and our level design crew:
 
Steam Winner

Game of Kings – by Hexadoodle
 
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Checkmate. Dramatically, this playlist was the last playlist we saw when judging the competition. Just like the pivotal move in a chess match — you know, besides stalemates or dumping the pieces on the floor — this playlist bested its competition through cunning design and execution. Each level within this playlist is creatively themed around chess, its pieces and their movements. You’ll be chopping wood throughout this full complement of friendly game modes. A book-win for Hexadoodle!
 
Steam Honorable Mentions
 
Gold & Glory (Grab the Gold Maps) by Cautious Plastic

 

Grab the Gold is a silly game with silly rules won by silly people. Designing levels that take advantage of this game mode’s unique characteristics is no easy feat. The creator of this playlist pulled off 15 great Grab the Gold levels in a row! Great use of the Steam Workshop with a professional presentation cemented this playlist’s honorable mention.
 
Hatty Cup 2014 by KLJF22
 
One of our judges called this the “best set of Ball Game levels he’s ever played.” This creator implemented well-polished and inventive use of mechanics on each and every pitch! This playlist contains a well maintained soccer field theme on every level which really makes you feel like Pelé Beckhamington, the greatest ball game prison competitor that ever was! GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLL!
 
Duckshark Arena by Obama’s Mama
 
A crackerjack collection of levels using every game mode, all featuring Ducksharks! Many stages actually look like Ducksharks! The final level is the definitive Duckshark Arena! There’s Ducksharks and Lasers and chaos and Ducksharks! This playlist is really fond of Ducksharks– and in the case of the preantepenultimate playlist, we are too.

 
XBLA Winner

 
Arcadia by MeltedCow

 

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Bang for your buck — that’s what this playlist offers its players. Many of the levels in this playlist feel like two levels in one! Switches, paths and judicious use of clever block placement generate levels that can evolve and change as you play or offer great risk/reward benefits as you decide which paths to take. Be sure to check out the final stage in this playlist where you can adjust your difficulty, strategy and even your score objective. It’s the ultimate expression of this particular concours ultimate playlist!

 
Honorable Mentions
 
HEY LOOK HERE by TxC Artist
 
Fancy some King-of-the-Soul-Snatcher-Hill? How ‘bout trying this here Grab-the-Horse-Gold. One of the great secrets of the level editor of BattleBlock Theater is that you can combine the scoring mechanisms from other game modes by simply placing them in your game type. This creator discovered the secret and crafted a great revelation through the level editor. Creating levels for just a single game mode can be difficult enough, but this playlist has great options for your combination game type needs!
 
CaptureTheDuck by LevelDesignGuy
 
LevelDesignGuy created a new game mode within our humble yet powerful level editor and then managed to make 15 fantastic stages for it. This Furbottom’s Feature veteran managed a spectacular display of his understanding and intimacy with the mechanics of BattleBlock Theater. A fantastic demonstration of how far you can push the Battleblock Theater level editor!

Congrats to the winners! We’ll be featuring the honorable mentions in the future, but you can play them now if you go to the Community Theater.
 
FeaturePost_Furbottom175For this week, we’re featuring the winning playlists and giving BattleBlock Theater players a special unlock befitting of this occasion: Purrham Furbottom! All you’ll need to do is load up the game and go to an online area to unlock this gentleman.
 
(Now, go play those new Arena Features! The designers worked hard on them and deserve your audience participation. Go on now…)