PAX East 2023 Recap

Our first trade show back in person has come and gone, and while I’m sad the magic of it all happened so quickly, I’m excited to relive it all again in a quick blog post (with many pictures included so we’ll never forget it)!

Since it was Sarah and I’s first time hitting the show floor as Behemoth staff, getting a chance to meet fans for the first time and network with industry veterans was delightful. Just getting to walk around, soak in the sights of endless colorful booths, pose with the cosplayers (Cloud and Tifa, you made my entire weekend), and see all the gamers GAMING – it was all great. Thank you to everyone who was a part of it.

And now, what you’ve all been waiting for, I hope, the highlights:

First, the booth

Our beautiful Behemoth of a booth featured PC and Nintendo Switch stations where PAX goers got their hands on the latest demo of Alien Hominid Invasion! Of course, cute little Digestors judging attendee gameplay were also present.

Our #1 Twitter follower wins a contest

One of the coolest fans we’ve met yet came by and stunned us with a crazy AHI performance in our high score INSANE mode competition! Thanks for coming by to see us, and we hope you enjoy all that new alien swag.

A… lamb? I thought this was a chicken company

While we do honor the big chicken more than normal people honor chickens on a daily basis (unless you’re Sarah), I have to give a shout out to the second cutest mascot there is around, The Lamb. Peep that cute chicken follower, too!

Pins, pins, and more pins!

We saw a crazy Behemoth pin collection on Day 4 that I just can’t shut up about. So here is the collection, in all its glory, with many pins from our old gachapon machines!

We will be back with our typical Behemoth-sized booth at future tradeshows (gasp!), maybe even with PINS (!?), so no worries if you don’t have a comparable collection. Maybe someday you will, but it probably won’t be as cool as this one. Unlesssssss it does become as cool as this one.. If that’s the case, print out this blog post and shove it in our faces later.

Showstopping cosplays

The loveliest cosplayers visited our booth to join the Invasion! Here are a couple snaps Sarah shot, with a bonus picture of a familiar face below..


Sarah chased down this lovely chicken from across the expo hall. Naturally, we had to snap a few photos to honor their hard work and dedication! Baaawk!

And that’s a wrap on our PAX East 2023 recap. We’re hoping to hit more shows in the future, so who knows where the aliens will be beaming down next… Wherever it may be, we hope to see you there!

PLAY Paris Recap

With the release of Pit People this past March, we were given an opportunity to share our game with the world, and to allow the world to share with us. Not only does this come in the form of social engagement, support, or fandom per-se, but also with consumer facing gaming conventions. We travel, we meet, we talk, we play, we eat, and then talk some more. It’s a beautiful reminder that what we do is just as much a people thing as it is a game thing. A community, after all, is made up of people that make and play games.

Last month we found ourselves exhibiting at PLAY Paris, a new show powered by PAX (yes, we aren’t sure what that means either). In and around the show we did some press interviews, took in some sights, and ate food at a rate comparable to what feels like in an All You Can Quaff tournament. Before all this though, we did as we always do: we checked out the show site. To our delight, it was located in a beautiful space in the middle of Park la Villette, a large park north of Paris center crisscrossed by large canals with Parisians floating by on little motorboats eating wine and cheese. We are not making this up! The picturesque scene was not only a gorgeous setting, but served as a nice metaphor for what was to come: a shared intimate space for community and discovery.

(See more of our photos from PLAY Paris powered by PAX)

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