PAX PRIME ’11 Preparation & Updates!

The Behemoth team will be headed up to Seattle for our 6th appearance at PAX Prime rockin’ Booth #3003, and our BIGGEST booth to date. We’ll be showing the latest build of BattleBlock Theater and a surprise iOS game demo!

Look out for these PAX Exclusives!

Chonku-Chonku Machine

You like surprises, right? We brought an authentic Japanese toy vending machine to PAX, filled with collectible mini Castle Crashers Knight figurines!

Why do we call it that? It’s our onomatopoeia. To us, that’s the sound it makes when the toy dispenses. You can make up your own!

To complete your wacky experience, follow these steps:

1) Obtain 500 yen from our booth (the toy costs $6 U.S.)
2) Feed the Chonku-Chonku machine by inserting money
3) Turn the knob
4) Squeal in joy as a capsule with your new mini Knight drops in your hand!

There are six mini figurines in this set.
It is a “blind-box” purchase, you may not get the color you want! But you can trade with other people, just like in BattleBlock Theater!

If you don’t want to use the machine, you can head up to our merch table and purchase one! (Blind-box rule still applies)

These Knights will fight for their dignity, their freedom and your love!

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Storytime with BattleBlock Theater

Greetings!  I bring news of BattleBlock Theater, mysterious and exciting new screenshots of our cinematics, and upcoming Tradeshow information!

In past tradeshows we’ve shown BattleBlock Theater’s Arena modes and Arena modes ONLY,  all while having parts of this really cool Story mode.

We weren’t positive whether Story mode would be ideal at a tradeshow because it isn’t instant battle intensity like Arena mode –  Story mode is much more cooperative and thoughtful.  “Oh, stand over there and do this!” you say to your friend.  “Wait a sec, go this way!” your friend says, and so you try out your theories on navigating the level.   These are the kinds of things that are more tolerated while sitting on the couch than standing in a sea of sweating humans.   Of course,  Story mode still allows you to kick your friend’s butt all over the map in between that precious cooperation.  If you could just stop throwing me into the spikes I’ll let you get us that Gem over there.

Since we’ve found many people to have even more fun working together in BattleBlock Theater it only makes sense to break that out and let you all give it a whirl.

Story mode accommodates the difference between the number of players (1-4 currently).  We will be showing some of the 2 player set.

I am so excited to get this game into your hands.   It looks simple I’m sure, but it is the most complex thing I’ve ever worked on.  The amount of thought we’ve put into it has really paid off.   Please come see our game if you’re around!

Upcoming Tradeshows where you can play things and solve things and enjoy things made of Blocks in a Theater:

PAX East (Boston, MA) March 11-13th

Tokyo Anime Fair (Tokyo, Japan) Business Days- March 24-25th; Public Days March 26-27th

Comic Con International (San Diego, CA) July 21-24th

PAX Prime (Seattle, WA) August 26-28th

peace be witcha,