Aliens Invaded PAX East: A Super Scientific Report

By now, you probably definitely know that we brought Alien Hominid Invasion to PAX East last month — and it was the first time that our fans EVER got to play it.

As they say, there’s nothing like the first time, so we decided to take some stats from the first time so we could be super analytical (and maybe also make fun of some of you, but only a little).

This first round of invaders didn’t do too bad — in the 167 hours played over the weekend, the Aliens were able to take out 159,137 enemies while only losing 1,402 of their own. Agents were still able to save about 23% of all City Blocks, though, and when it came to Megabot… yeesh. Megabot definitely held it’s own with a solid 41% win rate against the Aliens.

Overall, we’d say that PAX East attendees showed us a decent performance, and with a 94.2% thumbs up rating, we feel pretty confident in saying we did the same for you.

Except for the one Alien that died to the Jetpack Pusher… we might need to have a talk with you.

We’ve still got work to do on the game, as this demo was just a little bitty taste of everything that Alien Hominid Invasion has to offer. But having real live test subjects players try out the game was an awesome experience, and we can’t wait to keep making improvements based off of what we learned at the show! 🛸

PAX East 2020: The Recap, The Review

We met PAX East 2020 with fun, flair, and one funky little alien dude.

After announcing Alien Hominid Invasion at the end of January, PAX was the first opportunity for players to get their hands on a demo of the game! For all of our homebodies and friends that couldn’t make it to the show, we also revealed a first look at gameplay which you can watch here.

In the midst of all that jazz, there was of course much more going on: we debuted new merch, had games and competitions, and oh… did we mention that when Alien Hominid Invasion was playable, it was playable on custom-build arcade cabs?

Even if you missed the IRL sensations, you can see it all in our PAX East 2020 Recap video:

Reliving it is almost as good as being there, right? Right!?

But of course, for those who prefer to consume their memories in still, non-moving photo form, you can do that right here. We’ll give you the smallest taste with this beautifully crafted image of our Alien Hominid Invasion arcade cabs in the calm before the PAX attendee storm.

As we mentioned, this was the first time that players could ever get their hands on Alien Hominid Invasion! We were so thrilled to be able to share our current project with so many excited fans, and it was great to get firsthand feedback on the floor. In fact, we’ve already made some changes to the game based off of our experiences with players! This game is really shaping up to be something special.

Exemplary visual archives and wonderful memories aside, we fully intend on getting the game back out to more of our excited players later this year. Stay tuned for more news on that!

Also, in case anyone was wondering, the cold SUCKS. Every walk to and from the convention center was met with varying levels of freezing, struggling, and language not appropriate for our T-rated games. But you know what? Our team of spoiled-by-the-constant-sun San Diegans persevered anyway. We trudged like, two frozen blocks through wind and negative temperatures every day for almost a week. And we did it all for you, because we love you. <3