It’s Time for Invasion Community Competitions!

On Monday, we released the Juicy Variety Update, introducing a handful of new hazards, areas, enemies, and modifiers to Alien Hominid Invasion! What better way to celebrate the update than with some friendly community competitions?

We have three competitions for you this time around: a 2-player co-op fresh profile high score challenge (with Normal and INSANE mode categories), a Show Off mutation short-form video challenge, and a solo speed run Orbiter INSANE challenge!

Before we get into the nitty gritty intel for each competition, here are some general guidelines for each entry:

  1. To keep things fair and share the love of ALIEN PRIZES with as many players as possible, no participants can earn first place in more than one category.
  2. Only one submission is allowed per category for each participant.
  3. Participants must be over 18 years old or have their parent’s permission to enter.
  4. All entries must be submitted by Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00 PM PDT.

Now for the fun part – details on how to enter for each category!

Co-op Fresh Profile High Score Challenge

For this challenge, you’ll have to grab an alien pal, start on fresh profiles, and clear the first mission’s HQ with as high of a score as possible! You can enter in the Normal or INSANE mode categories – just be sure that both players choose the same difficulty.


  1. Two players only.
  2. Steam (PC version) only.
  3. Both players must have the same difficulty level chosen – Normal or INSANE.
  4. Both players must at least make it to the HQ boss alive.
  5. Players must post their VOD on YouTube and send it to
  6. Videos must include the score screen at the end of the first mission.


Both players in the winning Normal difficulty team will receive an Alien Hominid Invasion embroidered hat and bandana! The INSANE difficulty winners will earn an Alien Hominid Invasion embroidered hat, throw blanket, and SIGNED YOUTOOZ figure!

Don’t you want these cuties on your shelf?

Show Off Short-form Video Contest

Want to Show Off your skills? Make a short-form video to upload to Instagram, TikTok, or YouTube of your alien using the Show Off mutation while playing AHI!


  1. Video must be in portrait format and uploaded as a Reel, TikTok, or Short on any of the platforms listed above.
  2. Video must not be over 30 seconds in length.
  3. Video uploads must include the hashtag #AHIShowOff. Please tag us if tagging is enabled on the platform of your choice!
  4. Players must use the Show Off mutation at least once in the video.
  5. The most impressive Show Off wins!
  6. Bonus points go to clips with new content added in the Juicy Variety update (info here).


One winner will receive an Alien Hominid Invasion embroidered hat and bandana!

You, too, can be this adorable!

Solo INSANE Speedrun Orbiter Mutation Challenge

Itching for MORE? Because our update includes a brand-new mutation, we wanted to make a specific category just to celebrate! The Orbiter mutation spawns a projectile that circles you, knocking enemies out of your path as you become a close-range DESTROYER! Using it a second time will create a temporary platform at its current location.

In this challenge, you will choose INSANE mode, equip the Orbiter mutation, start a mission at any level, and speedrun through that mission as quickly as possible. This category is a bit different—and maybe a little less fair—since invaders of all levels can participate as long as they meet the criteria! Who will come out on top? The level 298 invader, or a fresh invader who equips the Orbiter mutation as soon as possible?


  1. Solo player only.
  2. Steam (PC version) only.
  3. The Orbiter mutation must be unlocked before your run, and equipped for the entire run.
  4. INSANE difficulty must be chosen.
  5. Players must complete an entire mission from the starting city block to clearing the mission’s HQ boss.
  6. Players must post their VOD on YouTube and send it to Videos must include the score screen at the end of the first mission.


The speediest alien will win an Alien Hominid Invasion embroidered hat, throw blanket, and SIGNED YOUTOOZ figure!


We hope you’ve all been enjoying the update so far, and we can’t wait to see your invader over the next two weeks! Good luck, and be sure to submit your entries by Wednesday, May 15th at 4:00 PM PDT.

Questions? Please email!

PAX East 2024 Daily Schedule

Has it really been an entire year since this chicken skipped around the PAX East expo hall? We can’t believe it, but PAX East 2024 is almost here, so it’s time to share all the cool stuff we have planned for the weekend!

From March 21-24, you can find us at Booth #16061 from 10:00am-6:00pm daily! Come by for our stellar arcade cabs and stay for our silly chicken dances. If that’s not enough, then perhaps some friendly yet chaotic competition will change your mind? No? Purrrhaps a Cat Guard photo contest will do the trick…

Buckle Your PAX Cat Guard Photo Contest

Our feline security detail has been pretty bored these past few years, and we want to fix that. This little (big?) fellow is traveling all the way to Boston from California just to take silly photos with you!

BUT WAIT, there’s more! You could win a $100 e-gift card to our online store AND Cat Guard piggy bank by entering our social media photo contest! Here’s the intel:

  • Take a picture with our Cat Guard any day of the show
  • Post your photo on Instagram or Twitter (*cough* X) with the hashtag #BuckleYourPAX
  • A winner will be announced each day on our social media
  • All winners will receive their e-gift card after PAX concludes

Don’t have social media? You can still enter for a chance to win a $100 e-gift card by signing up for our mailing list at the show!

Come get a free chicken scarf!

It’s pretty chilly in Boston, and we have an excess amount of feathery chicken scarves ready for you. Swing on by the booth at 11AM any day of the show if you’d like one, while supplies last!

Daily Competitions

We’ll also be hosting a rotating competition on one of our arcade cabs from 3:00-4:00pm daily! Here’s the intel for each show day:

Thursday: Back Off Barbarian

“Back Off, Barbarian!” That’s what you’ll be saying to your friends, family, and random strangers named Barb from the show floor as you secretly wish for their demise (only in this casual competition, of course).

Outwit, outplay, and OUTLAST your foes to win the GRAND PRIZE of a handcrafted Back Off Barbarian trophy, NEW Necromancer tiki mug, and Necromancer socks!

Friday: BattleBlock Theater

Next up is a BattleBlock Theater 2v2 Ball Game tournament! To enter, you’ll need to form a duo and sign-up at our booth sometime between 10am-1pm on Friday. Next, just show up at 3:00pm and be available to compete in the hour-long time block.

The winning team will walk away with a handcrafted BattleBlock Theater trophy, Cat Guard piggy bank, and comfy Behemoth socks. Yahoo!

Saturday: Alien Hominid Invasion

I really like the word extravaganza, so it’s time for another Alien Hominid Invasion BONUS EXTRAVAGANZA (co-op edition!). 

To enter, grab a pal and clear our Invasion bonus level as quickly as possible! All participants will get a small prize, but only one duo will win the grand prize of a handcrafted Alien Hominid trophy, Youtooz figurine, and socks!

Sunday: Can YOU Beat THE Behemoth Chicken?

Well, can you?

Show up at 3pm on Sunday to see if you can beat a dev in a chicken suit at their own game. That’s all. We have no other context to share for this competition. See you at the show!