SDCC 2017 – Behemoth + Friends Recap

San Diego Comic Con 2017 is now over! We had such a blast hanging out with our friends this year. The Behemoth + Friends booth was absolutely a success and we were so lucky to have been able to pull it off with the help of all the devs in attendance.

(See all Day 3 photos and Day 4 photos on our Flickr)

Behemoth + Friends group shot


 

 

It was our 15th year and we wanted to do something special this Comic Con.

We invited some of our friends to show off their latest games because over the years the number of playable video game titles on the show floor has been declining. Mega-merch booths now rule the far end of Hall A, with just a few games for attendees to play. While Comic Con has never billed itself as a competitor to the Penny Arcade Expo, we felt our booth should help breathe a little life and variety back into the video game section of the show.

Here’s a closer look at each of our friends’ games and the devs who came to the show:

Michelle and James Silva of Ska Studios flew down from Seattle. Here they are with their game “Salt and Sanctuary”


 

Petter Henriksson from Landfall Games came all the way from Sweden to show off “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator”


 

The Newgrounds crew brought their first ever public demo for “Nightmare Cops”.
(From left to right: Joshua Tomar, Chris O’Neill, Mick Lauer, Tom Fulp, and Rodrigo Huerta)


 

Corey Rollins from Klei came out from Canada to show off their latest early access game, “Oxygen Not Included”


 

(Left to right) Anthony Vidaurri & George Rogers from Dan Fornace’s team.
They brought “Rivals of Aether” and showed off their new Ori DLC.


 

(Left to right) Madeleine Shopoff & Ryan Juckett from Hypersect also came down from Seattle with their game “INVERSUS”


 
Thanks again to all of the devs who made it out to San Diego and thank you to all of the Comic Con attendees who took the time to stop by and play some games! We hope you all had as much fun as we did. Miss you all already! <3

SDCC 2017 – Day 1 and Day 2

San Diego Comic Con is a force to be reckoned with. Thousands of people roam the exhibit hall, panels, and the streets of downtown San Diego. Our booth is just one of many in the exhibit hall, but we still think it’s pretty unique this year!

(See all Day 1 and Day 2 Photos HERE)

For those of you who couldn’t make it to Comic Con this year, let us give you the full Behemoth + Friends booth experience:

First, make sure you adorn your most adorable nerd culture costume or outfit. (Tees acceptable)

Then head into the Convention Center through Hall A using your badge with built-in RFID. (Everyone is required to tap in and tap out when they leave)

Make sure you’re outside of Hall A, otherwise it’ll take you a while to walk through the crowds within the exhibit hall! (Look how crowded it is just in the foyer)

Head to Booth 229, which is conveniently located between Nintendo Super Mario Odyssey and the Capcom booth. We’ve got six friends that we’ve invited to show off their games, in addition to our arcade cabinets with Pit People, so let’s give you a quick tour starting from the game closest to our gift shop:

Here we’ve got INVERSUS by Hypersect. INVERSUS is a negative-space shooter for one to four friends and it’s out now on Steam and PS4.

This attendee played the demo multiple times this weekend at Comic Con!

Next to INVERSUS is the indie fighting game, Rivals of Aether by Dan Fornace. Comic Con attendees have a chance to try their upcoming character Ori, from “Ori and the Blind Forest”, for the first time since it won’t be out until later this year.

At the end of this row, we have Oxygen Not Included by Klei. Oxygen Not Included is a space-colony simulation game and it’s in Steam Early Access now. Attendees can come get immersed in a world deep inside an alien space rock!

On the opposite row we have three other amazing games to try out. Right behind INVERSUS is the hilariously fun to watch “Totally Accurate Battle Simulator” (T.A.B.S.) by Landfall Games. It’s a wacky physics-based tactics game. Their game is in open Alpha now and anyone can sign up on their website.

Next to T.A.B.S. is the beautiful stylized 2D action role-playing video game, Salt and Sanctuary by Ska Studios. They’re showing off the full version of the game so attendees can experience as much of the game as they’d like during the show!

Last, but not least, of the Friends section we have the comedic run ‘n brawl Nightmare Cops by Newgrounds. This is the first time the Newgrounds team has shown a demo at a public event. The demo can be played with 1-3 players.

In the last row, we’ve got our new Pit People arcade cabinets. On two of the cabinets, you can try out the intro levels of the story in single player or 2-player co-op. On the other two, players can battle each other in PVP mode.

Finally, at the other edge of our booth, we have our Gift Shop with merchandise from our games as well as from a few of the guest developers.

When you’ve had your fill of playing games and shopping, you’ll head out and brave the crowds walking the streets of downtown. Thanks for stopping by!

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!