The Bluegrass Business Development Partnership (BBDP) is sponsoring a group of local game development companies to participate in the PAX East conference Indie Megabooth in Boston March 22–24. Three Lexington gaming companies, several independent Lexington game developers and Warren Nash, Director of the Innovation Network office in Lexington will be attending the event on behalf of the BBDP.
According to Nash, “The focus of the BBDP’s presence at PAX will be to market Lexington as a great place for game development companies to locate. The BBDP is very excited to support this growing and diverse segment of Lexington’s economy”. Game development is a niche strategic target under Commerce Lexington’s Software & IT target, which was outlined in the Angelou Study.
Super Soul will be showing off their multiplayer update to their first commercial game Compromised, a twin stick shooter available for Xbox Indie and PC, that recalls the fun of 16 bit games from the past but with current generation graphics and a custom, pulse pounding soundtrack written by local electronic artist Tommy Wilson. Super Soul was founded by technical director John Meister, and creative director Richie Hoagland. Super Soul works out of the offices of closed 70’s radio station Super Soul WTLA, it’s namesake.
Frogdice, an independent game developer of online role playing games, virtual worlds and casual games for the PC, mac and mobile will demo a number of their games. Dungeon of Elements (still in development), an RPG dungeon crawler with Dr. Mario inspired combat and experimental, alchemical crafting, downloadable for the PC and Mac, will be shown for the first time at PAX East by Frogdice in booth (#785). Frogdice will also be showing 2 other popular online games (a text based MUD/RPG/MMO and a social casual game) and another downloadable title, Tower of Elements: a match 3, tower defense, RPG.
Shobu Games will be demoing their first game Fearless Night, a hand animated 2-D competitive fighting game developed by Chase LaCas a competitive fighting game tournament player. With a planned release on Playstation 3 and PC, the game’s title character is Poco Muerte spanish for little death, whose main weapon is a demon tipped scythe.
Other games to be shown in a video that are currently in development but not yet ready to demo are Gather No Moss by Al Baker and Tim Knowlton, Bouyancy by Chris Bruser, Open Source by Super Soul, ReElise by No Room, and Railgun Express by All Messed Up Games.