We’re excited to share the news that “Pit People” has been shortlisted for a Golden Joystick Award presented with OMEN by HP in the “Xbox Game of the Year” category!
If it was your favorite Xbox Game of the Year, you can vote for Pit People before November 3, 2017. It is an honor to have our game among so many fantastic titles. There are also several other categories to vote for as well so make sure to go through each shortlist!
Winners will be revealed on November 17th.
About the Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP
The Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP honour the people and products that have transformed the games industry in 2017. The event features over 25 categories, the majority of which are voted for by the global gaming public. The event was first held in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s largest public voted gaming awards brand.
In a couple of weeks or less, we’ll be releasing Pit People Update 5: Infinite Wisdom. The update will release in late September, so definitely check back in to get the full changelist when it goes out.
Here are just a few of the changes in the update: An entirely new challenging mode (Permadeath), a rebalance of the entire game to go with the rework of the new leveling progression numbers, ability to do the co-op intro online, faster PVP rounds, language translations, streamer-friendly music option, and more!
With the rebalance you’ll find that your fighters are dealing even more damage as they gain experience. All balance changes are retro-active meaning you do not have to worry about starting over or starting new characters in order to experience that – they’re all dynamically applied to what you already have!
The partial road maps:
Update 5 Road Map (Steam)
Update 5 Road Map (Xbox One)
As always, the main Story (although not included in this update) is being developed alongside all these improvements we have been releasing.
See you all in the Pit!
It feels like it was just yesterday when we celebrated our 10-year-anniversary — But it wasn’t! On September 19, 2017, it’ll be fourteen years since we formed the studio and became an “official” company.
From our 10th anniversary celebration at PAX Prime
To celebrate our teenage years as a company, we’ll be doing a live stream of our first game, Alien Hominid. We’ll be playing the HD version on Xbox One (via backward compatibility).
Live Streaming September 19th – 2:00PM to 3:00PM PST
What: Alien Hominid HD (on Xbox One via backward compatibility)
When: Tuesday, September 19 | Starting 2PM PST / 5PM EST
Where: We’ll be hosting the live stream on the Behemoth’s Twitch channel, Mixer channel and Facebook Live simultaneously!
Who: Our team will play the game, and you can supply the questions in chat
Why: Fathered by Tom Fulp and Dan Paladin, Alien Hominid on Newgrounds was the Flash game that brought The Behemoth together. It seems like a perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!
Giveaways on our Social Networks
We’ll also be giving out keychains on three of our major social channels, so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more chances to win your choice of a Behemoth Chicken keychain or Alien Hominid keychain!
Looking forward to celebrating with y’all. Thanks for all of your support these past 14 years!