The Behemoth Tradeshows Virtually: PAX Online & EGX Digital!

It’s almost time for PAX and EGX 2020, Online Extravaganza Edition! We’re excited to come over to hang out in your house and share all of our great games and tradeshow goodies with you. Don’t worry, your mom said it was cool. You’re bringing snacks, right? 

But don’t worry, we promise to be good hosts, even if we’re going to be the ones that are in your home! The PAX Online and EGX Digital event runs 24/7 from September 12th – September 20th, and we’ve got a whole menu of offerings for ya, so why don’t you sneak a little peek at all of the fun things we have in store…

Alien Hominid Invasion: The Demo

Oh yeah, you bet we’re starting with the big one that you’ve all been waiting for.

We’ve been putting in work and have made a load of changes to Alien Hominid Invasion, and we’re excited to show it all off… actually, forget showing off. Why don’t you just try it out for yourself?

For the first time ever, you’ll be able to get a taste of our in-development title Alien Hominid Invasion from the comfort of your own home with our PAX Online Demo!

The Alien Hominid Invasion Demo will be available to play on Steam on September 12th and 13th, and again on September 18th and 19th (that’s in Pacific Time, for everyone joining us from across the globe).

We have lots of new bits and pieces of the game to share, including increased difficulty, new enemies, art updates, achievements, more objectives, map updates, additional enemy swarms, the addition of lunch money, and the highly-requested (and totally optional!) blood and gore feature.

While we continue to develop the game, we haven’t nailed down a release date just yet. Either way, we can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on and hear what you think!

The Behemoth Booth Experience

This year our booth is alllllll virtual, which makes it extra easy to drop by! We’ll be spinning up a special “PAX Online” section in our Discord server so we can chat about all things back and you can meet up with other show attendees.

We’ll also have special Discord Booth Hours, where you can drop by to chat with Behemoth staff and pretend you’re actually at the show! When these hours are on, you’ll be able to drop your questions and comments in a special text chat channel, and join up in one of our voice servers to hear us read and respond in real time!

Each date will have a special focus that we’ll be chatting about. Check out our schedule here:

  • September 12, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT: PAX Online begins, and it’s time to play some Alien Hominid Invasion!
  • September 14, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT: Alien Hominid Invasion Feedback and First Impressions
  • September 17, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT: All things making Behemoth games
  • September 20, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PT: PAX Online draws to a close, so let’s reminisce! 

Content Drops: Livestreams, Videos, and Podcasts for YOU!

Each day of the show, we’ll be releasing a new piece of content for you to enjoy. This could be a video, livestream, podcast, or more than one!

Each of these will have a different topic, and give you a fresh look at all things Behemoth, from Alien Hominid Invasion to game development to music and more.

  • September 11, 3:00 PM PT: Podcast – Developing Alien Hominid Invasion
  • September 12, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Welcome to Alien Hominid Invasion
  • September 13, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Alien Hominid Invasion CHALLENGE
  • September 14, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Making music with Patric Catani
  • September 15, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – PAX & EGX Demos
  • September 16, 10:00 AM PT: Podcast – Testing for Perfection
  • September 16, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – BattleBlock Theater
  • September 16, 8:00 PM PT: Encore – Making music with Patric Catani
  • September 17, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Alien Hominid Invasion Changes with Dan
  • September 18, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Alien Hominid Invasion Co-op Play
  • September 19, 10:00 AM PT: Podcast – Alien Hominid Invasion Highlights
  • September 19, 3:00 PM PT: Livestream – Alien Hominid Invasion Co-op Play
  • September 20, 10:00 AM PT: Video – Alien Hominid Invasion Music Origins

We don’t want to give too much away beyond the titles and topics, so if something catches your eye be sure to come back and check it out! And remember, you can tune into our livestreams on Twitch or YouTube.

P.S., or should we say “P.C.”: You may have noticed something extra special happening on September 14th! Patric Catani is the talented composer behind much of the music you know and love from BattleBlock Theater, Pit People, and soon to be Alien Hominid Invasion. He’ll be putting on a very special musical show for all of the Behemoth fans at PAX Online, so this is definitely a day you won’t want to miss!

Merch: The PAX Vault Opens!

We always roll up to PAX with some pretty cool merch and exclusives, and this year is no different. We’ll have a full spread of merchandise available at store.thebehemoth.com, as well as some new Alien Hominid Invasion pieces and an exclusive PAX Online T-Shirt that you won’t want to miss.

Seriously, you don’t want to miss it.

We call this one “your brain on online isolation”.

Plus, for the first time ever, we also have a special offering that we’re calling “The PAX Vault”. We’re clearing out our stockroom of old and forgotten PAX merchandise from years and tradeshows past, so if you ever saw something super cool that you just couldn’t get, now might be your perfect chance!

Sizes and styles in the PAX Vault are extremely limited, so if something catches your eye you’ll want to grab it as soon as possible! When it’s gone, it’s gone, and it ain’t comin’ back!

Alien Hominid Invasion: Streamer Survival Challenge

We’re challenging all the livestreaming Alien invaders to a special competition during PAX Online + EGX Digital! The premise is simple: try to take down the most Agents in a 20-minute round of Alien Hominid Invasion, and you could win 100 gifted subscriptions from The Behemoth in your Twitch channel!

Before you get out invading, there are a few rules you’ll need to brush up on to make sure your contest entries count! You can check out the rules and learn how to enter here. Submissions close at 10 AM PT on September 20th, so get invading!

Pit People Tournament, $$$ Edition

You might be familiar with the Pit People “P.O.O.P.” Tournaments that come around every few months and are run by our fantastic community members. This one is no different, except it’s very different.

Because you could win

cold

hard

CASH.

This Pit People 1v1 tournament has a $1000 prize pool, and will take place from September 14th through 20th (Pacific Time, so please note your timezones). The 1st place winner will earn $500, 2nd place $200, the 3rd and 4th place $100, and 5th through 8th place will earn $25. Pit people? More like PAID PEOPLE, amirite?

You can join in on this tournament by reaching out to community members Normandia or KreeperKiller63 in the Pit Official Offensive People (P.O.O.P.) Discord server. We’re definitely going to be watching this showdown with bated breath, and you can too by tuning in to Twitch or YouTube at 12:00 PM PT each day of the tournament.

If you made it this far, congratulations! That was an epic wall of text, but it was also your one stop shop guide for an epic Behemoth PAX Online experience! As you can see, we’re extremely excited to share everything we’ve been cookin’ up. To stay the most up to date with all of the best bits and bobs of PAX Online, be sure to follow along on our social media channels including Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram!

(*Demo available on September 12, 13, 18, 19 in PT)

Earthly Artifax: An Alien Hominid Saga – Watch LIVE During PAX Online + EGX Digital!

Yesterday before our PAX Online + EGX Digital livestream, we were told there was something waiting for us.

Something.

All we knew is that we had to watch it, and then we would understand.

And you know what? We get it now, because that something turned out to be the first episode of something magical.

While we still aren’t quite sure entirely what it is (maybe some sort of live action docu-mini-series video movie possibly musical?) we know what it’s called and at least a little bit of what it’s about.

Earthly Artifax: An Alien Hominid Saga is a 7-part series created here at The Behemoth that explores the life of one very big-headed Alien. (And that’s not an insult, we absolutely mean that literally.)

We don’t yet know where the Alien is going, and we don’t know where they’ve been, but we’re sure excited to find out.

You can watch live with us every day before our streams at 3 PM PT on Twitch and YouTube. The episodes will air first, and afterwards you’re welcome to stick around and hang out as we play games and celebrate PAX + EGX. If you do miss the episodes when they show, they’ll be online in one beautiful playlist for all of your watching (and rewatching needs) needs.

What do you think is going to happen next? Let us know your theories and conspiracies on Twitter!

Alien Hominid Invasion: Streamer Challenge

We’re challenging all the livestreaming Alien invaders to a special competition during PAX Online + EGX Digital! The premise is simple: try to take down the more Agents in a 20-minute in a round of Alien Hominid Invasion, and you could win 100 gifted subscriptions from The Behemoth in your Twitch channel!

Sign up for the Alien Hominid Invasion Streamer Survival Challenge RIGHT HERE.

Before you get out invading, there are a few rules you’ll need to brush up on to make sure your contest entries count.

Rules:

  • You must play in single-player mode and be set to normal difficulty
  • Your Alien must be level 5 at minimum
  • The attempts must be streamed live on Twitch
  • The winner will be the player that gets the most Agent kills in 20 minutes
  • After the timer hits 20:00:00, leave the level by dying or extracting. Don’t kill more agents on the way out
  • Complete all objectives
  • Attempts can be done on any level, except the ones from first row (A visual example can be seen by clicking here)
  • The Behemoth staff will approve all high scores to make sure they are legit.
  • High scores need to be submitted to the additional form that will be delivered to your provided email after you fill this interest form out!
  • The deadline for submission is September 20th at 10:00 AM PDT

If you think you have what it takes to be the top dog Alien, you can sign up using our super fancy streamer challenge form right here. Once you submit, sit tight and wait for an email to be sent your way!

PS – If you’re streaming Alien Hominid Invasion, you might get a surprise visit from Behemoth staff, so keep an eye out!

We’ll see you on the mothership!

The Alien Hominid Invasion Demo is Live!

Turn your eyes to the skies and you might just see the mothership arriving here on Earth, because the Alien Hominid Invasion Demo is live now!

Play Alien Hominid Invasion from your own computer for the first time ever with our PAX Online and EGX Digital Demo! The game will be playable on September 12th and 13th, and again on September 18th and 19th (in the Pacific Time zone).

To download the game, just head over to the Alien Hominid Invasion Steam page.

We’re excited to show you what we’ve been working on, and we’re eager to hear player feedback as the game reaches more players than ever before. Since Alien Hominid Invasion is still in development, we’re always listening to our players’ input so we can make sure that the game is the best it can be.