SDCC 2017 – Preview Night

San Diego Comic Con had its Day 0 last night where some attendees were able to preview the expo floor in four short hours. Here’s a look at our booth:

Click HERE to see all of our Preview Night photos


 
As you can see, we’ve invited 6 developer friends to show off the following titles:

Nightmare Cops – by Newgrounds
Oxygen Not Included – by Klei
Salt & Sanctuary – by Ska Studios
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator – by Landfall Games
Rivals of Aether – by Dan Fornace
Inversus – by Hypersect

You can play their demos at our booth in addition to our latest game in development, Pit People!

These Pit People arcade cabinets are also new to San Diego Comic Con! The two arcade cabinets on the left are showing of the tutorial levels and the two on the right are for 1v1 fights in the Pit.

We’ve also brought in a selection of merch to our Gift Shop at the back of the booth. We’ve got t-shirts, we’ve got plushies, and we’ve got Chonku Chonku!!!

On Preview Night, we did a Facebook live stream towards the end of the night. If you missed it, the archived video is up on our Facebook page or you can see it here:

Just like last year, we’re next to the Capcom booth and Nintendo booth in the Exhibit Hall so be sure to stop by if you’re at the show!

SDCC 2017 – Booth 229 Gift Shop

In addition to the new Behemoth + Friends games we’ll have at this year’s booth, we’ll have our gift shop with a selection of official merch. We’ve got t-shirts, we’ve got plushies, and we’ve got Chonku Chonku!!!

TEES
$20 each

Our t-shirt designs coming to SDCC Booth 229 (click for a closer look)


 
From our games, we’ve got the BattleBlock Theater Buckle Your Pants tee, the Alien Hominid logo tee, the Pit People Fighter tee, and the Pit People Strategy tee (in 2 new colors)!

Two of our Friends sharing the booth will also be bringing t-shirts.

Ska Studios will be bringing their Salt and Sanctuary tee:

Dan Fornace’s team will be bringing their Rivals of Aether t-shirt:

Both guest developer’s tees are also $20 each and can be purchased at the Gift Shop while supplies last.

PIT PEOPLE PLUSHIES
$25 each

Our Pit People plushies are making their way to San Diego Comic Con for the first time ever! Get your very own Cupcake, Mushroom, Space Bear, or Rainbow Horse plush for $25 each. They’re quite cuddly and they make the perfect snuggle buddy.

CHONKU CHONKU MACHINES
$5 each blind-boxed capsule

Also new to San Diego Comic Con: PATCHES! They’ll be blind-boxed in our Chonku Chonku machines, along with machines containing our Behemoth keychains and Castle Crashers mini knight figurines!

BEHEMOTH BAGGU BAG
$10 each

Last but not least, you can carry all of your Comic Con swag and merch in this new Behemoth Baggu bag. It’s $10 or free with purchase of $50 or more! Stylin’!

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 **.

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.


Edit: This post was originally published June 20, 2017. We won’t be holding a Pit People tournament at SDCC, but attendees can still experience the new PVP arcade cabinets!