PAX East 2024 Gift Shop Menu

The chicken has been in the KITCHEN cooking up some new merch and carefully curating this year’s PAX East gift shop! Here’s a quick preview of what you can find at Booth #16061 during the show:

Some highlights include comfy Castle Crashers socks (always), new Alien Hominid Invasion gear, A NECROMANCER TIKI MUG, and our most fashionable big chicken apparel yet. Speaking of big chickens..

Presenting… your PAX East 2024 exclusive t-shirt and hoodie design!

Yup, we have muscle chicken tees and hoodies aplenty. Wait, you’re just looking for muscles? We’re fresh out of those.


Because even villainous overlords crave a sugary drink from time to time. For those who can’t make it, tiki mugs will be available in our online store later this year!


We only brought the Castle Crashers donut box to last year’s PAX West, so it’s only fair that we share the love with the East Coast, right? RIGHT?

Well PAX East attendees, have we got a special treat for you! You, too, can get your very own donut box filled with Castle Crashers physical edition for Nintendo Switch, a Blacksmith plushie, and more goodies. The first 100 purchases will also receive a limited edition Castle Crashers medallion! Donuts not included (our sincerest apologies).

… and lots of aliens!

Our Alien Hominid Invasion button-ups and bucket hats are ready to debut in Boston! We can’t wait to skip through the PAX East expo hall wearing our alien horde fits. What better way is there to spread an alien invasion?

FREE gifts with each purchase include a collectible postcard (rotating daily in our shop) and shiny Alien Hominid bag (pictured above).

We have one last surprise — FREE chicken scarves!

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!

Aaaand that’s all for this year’s gift shop preview. Stay tuned for information coming soon about our in-booth daily events, and see you soon! BAAAAAWK.

Alien Hominid Invasion Nominated for Best Soundtrack

We are excited to share that Patric Catani’s work on Alien Hominid Invasion has landed a nomination for Best Soundtrack at Debug Magazine’s inaugural Indie Game Awards!

While Patric has a sound aesthetic that is very much his own, he crafts a sonic identity unique to each game utilizing a finely curated palette of instruments and sounds, and his work on Alien Hominid Invasion was no exception.

A longtime collaborator of The Behemoth, Patric puts a new spin on old magic, blending classic chip sounds with modern instruments. In the Invasion OST, you will find original SID (C64) and Sega Chip sounds in an organic mix with analog synths, acid basslines, and even guitars!

This was not only inspiration drawn from the game, but also mirrors and plays with these in-game dichotomies and story motifs. In other areas, there are intentional synthesized sound elements that reflect the content they represent, such as using granular synthesis to create the wasp buzzes and synthesized voice/vocaloid-esque beloved “bapi bapi” of the post-level music celebratory aliens.

Can we get a big BAPI BA for Patric’s incredible work on Alien Hominid Invasion? For more information about the awards and other nominees, please visit Debug’s website.