PAX West 2018 – High Score Challenge + Mystery Machine Reveal

This year we’ll be busting out a daily High Score Challenge at our PAX West booth from 10AM-4PM PST! Win stuff! Beat your friends! Make new enemies! Go home with all the loot! 

Stations:

Alien Hominid HD – lock ‘n load, it is speedrun time!

Back Off Barbarian – outlive your friends and your enemies!

Super Soviet Missile Mastar 4.0 – can you go the distance in this beloved classic?

How it Works:

Get the high score on any of the designated stations, enter your initials, take a pic (old school) of your score, post it on Instagram with the corresponding hashtags :

#DidIWinBehemoth

#PAXWest2018

At the end of the day if you are the high score, you WIN!. Just come back to the booth to claim your prize.

Prizes:

The daily high score winner on each station wins up to $100 in pre-determined Behemoth merch.

Rules & Regs:

If you get the high score on any game, just take a pic of the leaderboard with your score and post it to #DidIWinBehemoth #PAXWest2018 on Instagram.

Daily winners will be announced at 430PM and have until 530PM to claim their prize. If the winner does not show up or contact us, the next high score will win.

One mega prize per person per game per show per the rules. So, if you win the high score on Saturday, please sit on your hands for that particular game. But if you are a Wizard, maybe you can win the high score on ALL games…

Oh, and you can try as many times as your lil’ heart desires.

 

Super Secret Mystery Machine = Super Soviet Missile Mastar 4.0

If you hadn’t guessed it already, we’re partying like it’s 2004! The history of the Super Soviet Missile Mastar (SSMM) arcade cab is a torrid tale that spans years. Kind of like the cold war, but minus the communism (and actual real life problems).

What started in PAX East 2012 with a cabinet designed around the iOS version of the game and powered by an iPad, later became an elusive construct that would eventually get lost in time, haunt us, and then re-manifest stronger than ever.

Tales of a boy riding the PAX East escalator with a life size foam rocket would echo these halls for years. There were then later sightings of SSMM 2.0 at Portland’s Retro Arcade Festival in 2013 and again at PAX West where it appeared to of grown a bowling ball… or goiter.

Months turned years, years turned to more years, as the Behemoth booth lived out an SSMM-less existence.

But the crimson tide and all its plastic straws cannot be contained, nor can John Baez’s drive and love for this arcade cab. This PAX West will celebrate a 7 year love affair, not just between a man and his machine, but the marriage between analog and digital… wrapped in a post-cold war era humor husk and… a bowling ball.

We give you: Super Soviet Missile Mastar 4.0

See you at PAX West!

Everything new at this year’s PAX West Giftshop!

You can come visit our Gift Shop at PAX West (Booth 1501) for the full list of items we’ll have this year at the booth, but for now, here are some cool things coming to PAX West for the first time ever:

PAX West 2018 Exclusive Tee ($25 each, limited sizes while supplies last)

Give the very best bear hugs ever with this year’s Pit People themed PAX West Exclusive Tee! This bear has a face from space that everyone can love!

Castle Crashers 10 Year Anniversary Tee ($25 each, limited sizes while supplies last)

These brave Knights embarked on their quest ten whole years ago, and they’ve been collecting kisses and crashing castles ever since.

Wow… ten years… they sure look great together. Imagine if we’d made you wait that long to get a shirt with all four knights on it. Wait, really? This is the first time??

Uh, happy anniversary!

Behemoth 15 Year Anniversary Tee ($25 each, limited sizes while supplies last)

The last 15 years have been full of fun and great memories for The Behemoth, whether we’ve been playing our games or making them. We hope you’ve liked them, too.

Now you can cover your birthday suit with this calendar of birthdays showing how the whole gang got here.

Super Soviet Missile Mastar Tee ($25 each, limited sizes while supplies last)

By the way, have I mentioned that the mastars of the soviet missile are back? No? Well, they are… and yes, they are still super.

How super? You’ll have to wait until the show to see…

Gluten and Sofia Figurines ($40 each individual figurine)

We are also bringing all of our recently expanded Pit People Figure Collection to PAX West for the first time!

Each stands 6-7 inches tall with unique, fully sculpted bases and fun details (I love the spare blueberry Horatio keeps in his back pocket).

Horatio, Pipistrella and Yosef are joined by Recruitador Sofia, Pit People’s greatest explorer, and her first recruit Gluten, the healthiest cupcake you’ll ever ea–meet!

HATS! The Papa Chicken Hat, The Team hat, and the Necromancer Hat!  ($20 each)

There are many things you can put on your head. Maybe too many.

But we still think you might enjoy these things.

Behemoth Feather Socks – AKA Feet of a Feather ($15 a pair)

15 Year Anniversary Canvas Tote Bag ($15 each, while supplies last)

Aw, the whole family is here, too <3

This sturdy canvas tote tracks each game we’ve hatched, helping you get where you’re going while remembering where we’ve been! 

Troll Baggu ($10 / Free with PP Plush Bundle)

This Troll Baggu means business, and anyone coveting the nice things you put inside of it will definitely know that too.

Nobody messes with Troll Baggu.

Mousepads – Skeleton Battle and Strategy ($10 each)

Make your work or play a bit more epic with either the bony chaos of a “Skeleton Battle”, or the brutal logic of “Strategy”!

Castle Crashers Lanyards ($5 each in our Chonku Chonku Machines)

We’ve been bringing our soft and feathery lanyards to PAX for years now, but this year we’ve added an entire new range of knightly neck accessories (neck-ccesories?), just in time for Castle Crasher’s 10 year anniversary!

Each one you collect comes in one of a wide variety of colors, such as red, orange, blue, green, pink and blacksmith.

What? Blacksmith is totally a color. It’s actually my favorite color, so there.

Sticker Sheets

And finally, just in case there’s some kind of merch you’d like from us that we haven’t thought of yet, these new sticker sheets can make anything into an official* The Behemoth product!

Slap one onto your coffee mug and BAM: your very own The Behemoth brand coffee mug. Slap one onto your baby brother and BAM: that baby brother is now ALSO brought to you by The Behemoth. Pretty great, right?

*well… official-ish, anyway.

PS – Online Store Closed 8/24 – 9/7

Sorry folks, the online store will be closed for a spell while we’re at PAX West. But feel free to swing by PAX and browse the store in person! We’ll be back up and taking orders on Saturday, September 8th.

Visit us at PAX West 2018!

You may be thinking of going to PAX West… but are we? Of course! It’s PAX West, you guys. It is a ton of fun for pretty much anyone who loves games!

We’re going to be at Booth 1501.
You should totally come.

Ask your mom, bring your friends- we’ll bring the games! Your friends will love them. Your mom will love them, too! And don’t worry about us, we’ll be happy just to see you.

Arcade Cabinets, Pit People Update Preview

“But, The Behemoth” I imagine you saying, “I’ve already played your games!”

And then, after thanking you (thank you!), I say, “but… have you tried ALL of these games?”

  • Pit People Single Player Story Demo
  • Pit People Single Player Extended Play
  • Pit People 2 Player Story and VS Arcade Cab
  • Back Off Barbarian 3 Player High Score Challenge Arcade Cab
  • Alien Hominid HD 2 Player Speed Run Challenge Arcade Cab
  • BattleBlock Theater 2 Player Arcade Cab
  • Castle Crashers Remastered 4 Player Arcade Cab
  • Here’s all of our arcade cabinets in their travel attire!



    Wow, you have? Well, theoretical human with excellent taste… we aren’t only bringing our super-slick, custom Arcade Cabinets for each and every one of them, we’re also sneaking in some new surprises as well!

    First, if you take a seat at our ridiculously huge, twelve-sided, Pit People dodecahedron of delights, you will be able to discover brand new adventures from the upcoming, oh-so-soon to be released Update 7.

    That’s two entirely new, multi-part Side Quests and a light smattering of world map Missions on the side, just because.

    There is sheep herding, there are jailbreaks. Spidaur ladies on roller skates.

    We’re pretty excited about it, almost as excited as you might be if you take part in our other surprise…

    THE BEHEMOTH HIGH SCORE CHALLENGE!

    I’m sorry about going all caps, but this really is one of those “all caps on text, all hands on deck” situations, because if you get the Daily High Score on either Alien Hominid HD, Back Off Barbarian or the new, “Super Secret Mystery Machine”, you win up to $100 in merch.

    It’s like any other time someone gets a gift from The Behemoth Giftshop, except this time it’s from us, to you. Also, we’re making you earn it… which is weird, but in a fun way.

    Meanwhile, while you’re at our Giftshop, come take a look at some new recruits (to PAX West), all boxed up and ready to round out your team of Pit Persons: Sofia and Gluten!

    *no cages or net required.

    We’ll have more merch and High Score Challenge details as we get closer. As always, thanks for taking the time to look, read and smell this post.

    See you at the end of the month!

    -The Behemoth