Best Food-Related Games of PAX East 2016

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Anyone who’s attended a PAX (or any other large convention, for that matter) knows that food consumption can take a back seat to wandering the expo hall checking out awesome games and standing in three hour lines. Imagine my delight when, in an energy bar and coffee fueled delirium, I discovered not one, not three, but four different food-themed indie games among the aisles at PAX East 2016. Not only was I drawn to them by the gnawing in my stomach, but also by my strong affinity for food that is not actually food. The latter I carry with me at all times, regardless of my current status as “starved beast” or “not starved and slightly less beastly.” In addition to being about food, I thought each of these games brought something interesting to the table.

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RYB Review

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Available on: iOS

The App Store is inundated with minimalist puzzle games. They’re one of those things that you use the tired phrase “why, if I had a dollar for every time I saw one, I’d have a lot more dollars than I do now” about them, or some variation thereof. Given just how many options there are in the genre, minimalist puzzle games really need to be spectacular to stand out from the crowd. RYB does this with ease.

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Flat Kingdom Review

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Available on: PC, Mac

If someone came up to you and said, “Alright, I have an idea for a game. It’s rock, paper, scissors, but in the form of a 2D platformer,” you might not be convinced to throw all of your money at them. After playing the demo at PAX East and then the full version afterwards, I can confirm that Flat Kingdom is a stellar idea for a game, and you totally should throw your money at that hypothetical person. Read More

PAX South: Gurgamoth Review

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Were you seeking a two- to four-player party game where you battle your friends for the honor of awakening the eldritch god Gurgamoth with your own sacrifice? Well, you should be, because it’s one of those games that makes you say “just one more round,” over and over until it’s way past when you should’ve gone to bed, and everyone glares at you as if they are prepared to sacrifice you to the glory of Gurgamoth for a few more precious hours of sleep. Or they would, if they weren’t having an amazing time playing the game, too.

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