2019 Conventions

Brace Yourselves: Anime Boston is Nearly Here!

By: EyeSpyeAlex Another year, another Anime Boston! This will be my third time attending as a representative of The Geekly Grind and I cannot wait! For those who are unfamiliar with Anime Boston let me give you a little history.…

PAX East Spotlight – Vambrace – Cold Soul

Vambrace – Cold Soul is a turn-based RPG with roguelike elements. Similar in look to Darkest Dungeon, the game takes place across seven chapters, each chapter featuring a dungeon delving expedition. Players can assemble a party of adventurers from 10…

PAX East Spotlight – The Forgotten City

The Forgotten City is a first person narrative exploration game. The player is trapped with 26 other explorers in an ancient roman city. You know that all of the other explorers will die at the end of the day, but…

PAX East Spotlight – Terrorarium

Terrorarium is a real-time strategy game where you develop an army of mushroom creatures called Moogu, and use them to solve puzzles. You play as a space-gardener-grandma, running around a Murder Garden, solving puzzles. Spoilers: many problems can be solved…

PAX East Spotlight – Telefrag VR

Telefrag VR is a fast-paced First Person Arena VR shooter, featuring cross-platform play. Movement consists of short-ranged dashes with the left stick. Turning happens with the right stick, but since we’re in VR, you can also turn your head. The…

PAX East Spotlight – Speaking Simulator

Speaking Simulator follows a robot that is attempting to blend into human society by successfully completing conversations. Described as a “FPS for speaking”, the player moves the tongue with the WASD keys, in an attempt to have the tongue press…

PAX East Spotlight – Projection

Projection is a 2D shadow-puzzle platformer, where shadows are physical platforms. The puzzles in the game focus around the idea of moving a light so that it casts shadows. Depending on where the shadows are, they can be used to…

PAX East Spotlight – Negative World

Negative World is a puzzle platformer, with a retro inspired visuals style. What makes Negative World stick out from the pack, is that jumps are a limited resource. Each level allows for a certain number of jumps. Players will have…

PAX East Spotlight – Keen

Keen is a sliding puzzle game feature combat elements. You play a character that slides across the room, while enemies move a single space at a time. The player has no way to end their movement early, except by running…

PAX East Spotlight – Hyperspace Delivery Service

Hyperspace Delivery Service is a space resource management game. Similar in concept to the Oregon trail, the player must lead a crew across the galaxy to deliver cargo. Resources such as food and fuel are consumed along the way, so…

PAX East Spotlight – Alt-Frequencies

Alt-Frequencies is a puzzle game where you record statements from various radio stations, and try to influence others with out of context recordings. The plot of the game follows time loop technology. Someone activated the time loop early, causing the…

PAX East Spotlight – Katana ZERO

Katana ZERO is a slick-quick 2D action game. Players control a murderous samurai character in a neo-noir setting assassinating targets, as well as any goons that get in the way. Katana ZERO does not feature health bars, so death is…

PRODUCTION ARTISTS FROM BLACK PANTHER, CAPTAIN MARVEL, X-MEN, COBRA KAI AND MORE TALK CRAFTING HEROIC CHARACTERS AT WONDERCON 2019

Anaheim, CA – At WonderCon 2019, enthusiastic fans swarmed the “Zero to Hero: Behind the Camera with TV and Film’s Top Creatives” panel. The conversation included editor Debbie Berman (Captain Marvel, Black Panther),VFX producer/supervisor Cory Jamieson, co-founder of Barnstorm VFX…

Arisia 2019 Recap

EyeSpyeAlex shares her experience at this year’s Arisia convention! Check out her thoughts on what was awesome and what needs work.

PAX South Spotlight – Shadows Kiss

Shadows Kiss – Too many games stereotype the poor vampire, ascribing only one set of characteristics to such a diverse monster. If you’ve ever wanted to see the subtle and not-so-subtle differences between vampires, check out Shadow’s Kiss Vampire MMO,…

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