There was a time…

Way back in the summer of 2003, when we decided we should set up a table in a 10 x 10 booth at Comic Con and see if we could get some traction for our new, unfinished game called Alien Hominid…

Photos clockwise from upper left: 1. the Behemoth and Capcom go waaaay back and they never stood a chance. 2. Real live aliens! 3. The Redeemer 4. The Con in 2003, it’s empty! 5. More aliens! 6. Our booth in 2006 – the Con has exploded with fans.

Fast forward to 2017, and a gazillion expos and tradeshows later, and we find ourselves at our 15th consecutive Comic Con. Just like a 15-year-old kid, we are twitchy to try something new and exciting at the show. Sure, that time that Buddy Christ came by, or Conan O’brien* came by or the Wayans Bros. came by was cool, but wouldn’t the Con be more fun with some friends to share the fate of games being exiled to the farthest reaches of the expo hall awesomeness of the whole show with?

So this is what we are going to do. This year you’ll be able to find us again in Hall A at Booth 229 as always but this time with some other familiar faces from the gaming world. We’ve invited some of our good friends to join us and we hope you come visit us at the Behemoth + Friends booth! Have we mentioned that they are our friends? Indeed they are.

Nightmare CopsNewgrounds
Oxygen Not IncludedKlei
Salt & SanctuarySka Studios
Totally Accurate Battle SimulatorLandfall Games
Rivals of AetherDan Fornace
InversusHypersect

We didn’t make any of these games but we love all of them and you will too!

Check out their rad game trailers…because they are rad!

Of course, this extravaganza wouldn’t be a true thing if there weren’t some cool folks from each studio on hand so if you come by the booth, you’ll be able to meet the creators of these rad games! Talk to them, see their lips move, try to discover which is an AI! Or maybe it is one of us Behemoths…we’ll never tell.

In addition to shipping themselves over to San Diego, some of guest devs will also be shipping over t-shirts that we will be selling at the store in our booth! You won’t be able to get these anywhere else (maybe?) so come by before we sell out of everything AGAIN! You can do it!

But wait! That’s not all. In addition to our guest devs, we will have a whole slew of our very own Behemoth arcade cabs, including Pit People, BattleBlock Theater, Back Off Barbarian, and of course Super Soviet Missile Mastar **. Best of all, we will be running daily Pit People tournaments where you can test your mettle against random Comic Con attendees. Winner take all and no holds barred! More info about the tournaments soon!

That’s all for today!

-john

* Full disclosure, Conan did come by but he didn’t stop to play our games. But we know he WANTED to…really! We are not making this up.

** SSMM participation subject to the various current world crisis’ because, yeah, that’s a thing now! We will check our back channel to Moscow to see if we can get permission to show it.

Pit People Update 4 – Coming June 22nd

PIT PEOPLE UPDATE 4: VIBRANT VILLAINS is wrapping up development now. The Pit People Update will release on both Xbox One Game Preview and Steam Early Access on June 22, 2017!

This update has taken us longer than previous updates due to the amount of content Update 4 will include. We have been working on the next part of the story along with a whole new world map that will have 15 new side missions. We’re also happy to announce that we’ve got two new series of side quests in the City, each with multiple parts to the quests!

With everything combined, Pit People players can expect at least another 5 hours of gameplay in Update 4!

We’ve also got additional improvements: The House will have custom gear buttons for the creatures, the Marquette will display how many items you already have for any items being sold, the ability to choose to allow/disallow Auto-battlers from your PVP session, and more! (See the full change list below)

Live Streaming June 19th – 4:00PM to 5:30PM PST

Before we release Update 4, we’ll be giving a sneak peek of the changes we’ve made in the game and the decisions behind those improvements.

Part of the stream will showcase one of our new World Map missions and we’ll also do a task from Emperor’s Orders (which came out in Update 3) — We aren’t going to be showing story, so no need to worry about seeing big spoilers!

Our co-founder & art director, Dan Paladin, will be hosting the live stream on the Behemoth’s Twitch channel and we’re going to do simultaneous broadcasts on Mixer and Facebook Live for the first time!
 
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RTX 2017 – Booth 401

We’re headed back to Austin, Texas for our 5th time exhibiting at Rooster Teeth Expo (RTX)! You’ll be able to find us at RTX 2017 Booth 401 (next to our friends, Supergiant Games) from July 7 to July 9 and we’re going to have lots of new stuff this year.

Arcade

Our custom-built arcade cabinets are returning with us. Come play Pit People, BattleBlock Theater, and Back Off Barbarian! We’ll also have brand new 2-player Pit People arcade cabinets to play!! These arcade cabinets are built by our hands for your hands!!!

All the demos at RTX are free to play as always. <3

Store


We’ll have official merchandise at our Gift Shop, including blind-boxed capsules in our Chonku Chonku machine! For $5, you’ll be able to get a token to place into the machine and it will pop out a capsule with either Behemoth Pins (new assortment pictured above) or one of the Castle Crashers mini-figurines! The Behemoth pins are new to Earth (first time ever!) and there will be 5 random pins in each capsule. (What a steal!)

There will also be 3 Pit People t-shirt designs (XS – 2XL) and Pit People plushies for sale. Tees are $20 each and Plushies are $25 each.

Everything is available while supplies last since we can only ship so much over from San Diego. Get there early to buy some official Behemoth merch!

Daily Pit People Tournaments

RTX attendees looking for some Pit People competition will be rewarded with our brand new competitive Pit People cabinets. Come by our booth and challenge a fellow attendee for a chance to win some STUFF!

(Details on “stuff” and how to enter will follow in a future post)