PAX East 2016 – Day 3 + Press Coverage

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PAX East 2016 – Day 3 Photos

 
After three full days of showing off Pit People and our other games, our team is home now after some adventures in Boston for PAX East. We’re back to development and getting ready for the Pit People closed beta.
 
For those who didn’t make it out to PAX East for our early sign ups, we’ll be posting more info and the registration form in the next few weeks.
 
For those who signed up at PAX East, we’ll be sending out an email in the next couple weeks to everyone and this Friday we’ll email out to those who wanted to opt in on the raffle. Keep an eye on your inboxes!
 

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Press Coverage of Pit People

 
At this year’s PAX East, we had our first demo of Pit People co-op! It was awesome to get so much positive feedback from players on the show floor. Thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth to try our games on our custom built arcade cabinets!
 
We also had several interviews and they’re starting to pop up now. Here are just a few we’d like to share:
 
Castle Crashers creators’ next game is filled with swords, uzis, and living cupcakes

Behemoth’s Pit People Is a Turn-Based Strategy Game That Embraces the Ridiculous

Pit People pairs players perfectly at PAX East – Hands-On with the game’s co-op

TYF @ PAX EAST DAY 1 | Pit People, Friday the 13th, Protomen
 
More articles, podcasts, and videos to come! We’ll also post on the Pit People Facebook when we get some more coverage to share.
 

PAX East 2016 – Day 2

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Saturday at PAX East 2016 included special visits from Castle Crashers cosplayers and they all looked amazing!
 
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There was a lot of love for Blue Knight this year!

 
We also continued to hand out free Pit People bags and Behemoth lanyards. Look at how happy we are to give out free swag!
 
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In the final hour of Day 2, we took a stroll over to the Rooster Teeth stage to watch Cow Chop take on Pit People.
 
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For more photos, check out our Flickr album from Day 2 of PAX East.
 

PAX East Day 1

PAX East 2016 is almost over! We had so much packed in our schedule for Friday and Saturday that we didn’t get a chance to say hello on our blog yet.
 
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Yesterday, we kicked off PAX East with our press breakfast at our booth. Media had a chance to come by for coffee and play Pit People.
 
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Then came the PAX East Friday attendees. Everyone has been so awesome and the new co-op demo was packed the entire time.
 
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We also had a new photo op area with a giant backdrop for Pit People and our classic statues: Blue Knight, Barbarian, and Cupcake. And last but not least, we had the early sign ups for our Pit People closed beta!
 
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For more photos from Day 1 of PAX East, check out this album on Flickr. Pictures from Day 2 will be up late tonight!
 

Cyclopes, the one-eyed giants of Pit People

Updated 4/21/2016: closed beta teaser at the bottom of this post
 
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Cyclopes is plural for cyclops! You learn something new everyday–unless you already knew that… then you’ve learned nothing. But wait! This post isn’t over yet.
 
Just like Cyclopes, you could be all-knowing after this post, or at the very least have a good sense of these fighters in Pit People.
 
A Cyclops in Pit People is a one-eyed giant that can be a huge asset to your team. It’s twice the size of a human fighter in the game and comparatively its melee attack can deal even more damage. The Cyclops’ passive ability is a chance to knock an opponent out of formation.
 
In the GIF below, you can see that using a light sword will allow a fighter to swing twice and if you’re lucky you could even get this outcome:
 


This guy was twice as lucky with his hits! Just what the doctor ordered!

 
These large fighters are the only ones who can wield the largest mallets within the game — and some of these weapons have very special blends to them. Here’s an example of one of those Cyclops-exclusive weapons:

 


This Cyclops is attacking with “Alpaca Lips,” an explosive weapon with booming results.

 
Another advantage to using a Cyclops is the ability to walk through water without being slowed. This makes him the only non-flier that can accomplish this:
 

Did that guy just walk on water? Not exactly, but his size allows him to go straight through without problems!

One potential strategic disadvantage to using a Cyclops on your team would be the number of other fighters you will be able to have by his side. Generally, you can have up to 6 fighters on a team, but Cyclopes are so big they count as two human fighters! If you bring one Cyclops, then you can have up to 4 other human-sized creatures to accompany him. However, if you add two Cyclopes to your team, then you’ll be left to choose two other human-sized fighters.
 
Or you could always go triple Cyclopes at 100% capacity!!! Crazy!!!
 
Here’s an example of one team make up:
 
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If you’re in a quest and see a Cyclops you want on your team, you could Recruit him in battle. Just be sure to leave him as the last enemy standing, and try not to get your faces mashed too hard in the process! Cyclops specific items could potentially pop up for purchase in the Market or the special items could be potentially be acquired through loot & rewards.
 
Finally, just like any fighter type on your team, you could make a Cyclops into a Hero. All that power will be boosted!
 
TL;DR
-Cyclopes have melee attacks that deal more damage compared to a human melee attack
-They’re the only ones able to wield large mallets & Cyclops-exclusive weapons
-They take up more space on your team since they’re twice the size
 


 
Related:
 

 

More info on Pit People & Pit People fighters
See what we’re bringing to PAX East 2016
Pit People on Facebook
 

New Merchandise Coming to PAX East 2016

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Onesie sizes: 12-18 months & 18-24 months. $15 each.


 

Hello. I am new to the world and I am coming to PAX East booth 4025. I am just one of many new items that will be available at the gift shop.
 
Oh, did you think we were talking about the baby? Heavens, no! That’s sold separately. What we will have for sale are our new line of baby onesies!
 
Onesies!!! Our designs include Choose Your Own Adventure (Tofu), Hello Green Knight, and Giraffe. We’ll have sizes 12-18 months and 18-24 months for your infants and toddlers. This is our first time ever doing onesies and we’re excited to bring this new line of Behemoth gear for our youngest fans!
 
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We also have several items for those who like to separate their tops from their bottoms! These are all new to PAX East:
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