PAX East 2019: The Games

Get in the Car, Loser!

Developer: Love Conquers All Games
Publisher: Love Conquers All Games
Release Date: 2020
Platforms: itch.io
Price: TBA
Genre: RPG
Number of Players: 1
Offline/Online Play: Offline
Games as a Service Plan: Unknown
Downloadable Content/Season Pass: Unknown
Loot boxes/Micro-transactions: Unknown
Control Options: PS4 Controller support at minimum.

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An RPG about a bunch of queer women going on a road trip to assist an angel in saving the world. I’ve been itching for a new road trip game after FFXV, and this game gets bonus points for being by Christine Love, known for Ladykiller in a Bind.

Tales of the Neon Sea

Developer: Palm Pioneer
Publisher: Zodiac Interactive
Release Date: (Chapters 1-3) April 30, 2019 (Out Now) — STEAM ONLY
Platforms: Steam, PlayStation 4, Switch, Xbox One, GoG, Humble Bundle, Green Man Gaming
Price: $16.99
Genre: Adventure, Point-and-Click
Number of Players: 1
Offline/Online Play: Offline
Games as a Service Plan: None
Downloadable Content/Season Pass: Free, additional chapters expected in Fall 2019.
Loot boxes/Micro-transactions: None
Control Options: Mouse and Keyboard

Played this pixel art, neon point and click last year and enjoyed it. Didn’t play the new demo but the art is looking better and better. Also you get to play a cat sometimes.

Nanotale: Typing Chronicles

Developer: Fishing Cactus
Publisher: Fishing Cactus
Release Date: Q3 2019
Platforms: Steam
Price: TBA
Genre: RPG, Typing
Number of Players: 1
Offline/Online Play: Offline
Games as a Service Plan: None
Downloadable Content/Season Pass: Unknown
Loot boxes/Micro-transactions: None
Control Options: Keyboard

I’m a sucker for typing games, and this followup to Epistory looks promising. While it has moved away from the origami art style of the first game, it still looked gorgeous, and more than makes up for that loss by doubling down on the RPG elements of the first, overhauling combat to allow for movement and spells, and of course, more of that good good typing.

Hyperspace Delivery Service

Developer: Zotnip
Publisher: Zotnip
Release Date: September 20, 2018 (Early access available now. Full game expected early 2019.)
Platforms: Steam
Price: $9.99
Genre: Oregon Trail, Strategy
Number of Players: 1
Offline/Online Play: Offline
Games as a Service Plan: Unknown
Downloadable Content/Season Pass: Unknown
Loot boxes/Micro-transactions: Unknown
Control Options: Mouse and Keyboard

A space Oregon Trail style game drenched in the style of old Space Quest, Star Control and Starflight games; permadeath of your crew as you bring a package across the treacherous stars is expected. There are also minigames that play like old Doom or Wolfenstein FPS games, and an Asteroids-esque game.

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