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2009-06-03 11:39:29 by Scarybug
"First-of-Its-Kind Convergent Prime-time TV, Web Event Honors Best Online Games"
Chronotron was nominated in the category "Best Performance by a Robot".
Winning games will be shown on the TV machine on June 27th.
Voting starts today, you can vote here http://www.addictinggames.com/showdown /
Thanks for your support!
I'm working very hide behind the scenes to bring you something awesome. Winning this award would certainly make that something awesome more likely to happen. *wink*.
X-Play interviewed all of the PAX 10. Here's their Chronotron interview!
I have no idea why I look so unenthusiastic! Pointing a camera at me makes my face do weird things, I guess.
PAX was incredibly awesome. We gave out over 1800 Chronotron stickers, and had people playing the game just about the whole time.
I was surprised to have a Flash game taken so seriously, but actually a lot of the other developers are using it to protype games, or are interested in using it professionally!
Jonathon Coulton and MC Frontalot both came by the Chronotron booth and they said they'd played and enjoyed the game online!
I got to meet Tom Fulp! We gave each other stickers! I also got to meet some Kongregate employees.
I had dinner with some of the other PAX 10 teams, and with some 5th Cell developers. We talked about making video games! I think I learned a lot!
Microsoft gave each PAX 10 team an XBox 360 Elite! Now I can spend all my money on XBLA content! Alien Hominid and Castle Crashers FTW!
THE PAX 10 INDEPENDENT GAMES SHOWCASE WINNERS ANNOUNCED
Top submissions to be displayed at Penny Arcade Expo Aug. 29 - 31
SEATTLE - July 9, 2008 - After sifting through over 80 submissions from a wealth of genres and gameplay hybrids from 'exploratory puzzle' to tactical to rhythm/action, The PAX 10 panel of industry experts selected the ten best submissions in terms of gameplay and "fun factor" for inclusion in The PAX 10. Penny Arcade was pleased to announce today The PAX 10 winners to be displayed at the upcoming Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) at the Washington State Trade and Convention Center in Seattle Aug. 29-31, 2008.
The PAX 10 are (in alphabetical order):
- The Amazing Brain Train by Grubby Games (puzzle/strategy)
- Audio Surf by Dylan Fitterer (rhythm/action)
- Chronotron by Scarybug Games (puzzle/platformer)
- Impulse by a team of Rochester Institute of Technology students (puzzle)
- The Maw by Twisted Pixel Games (action/adventure)
- Polarity by a team of Carnegie Mellon University students (platformer/puzzle)
- Project Aftermath by Games Faction (tactical/action)
- Schizoid by Torpex Games (action/strategy)
- Strange Attractors 2 by Ominous Development (puzzle/strategy)
- Sushi Bar Samurai by Molly Rocket (exploratory puzzle)
Announced earlier this year in cooperation with the DigiPen Institute of Technology, The PAX 10 is a games showcase open to independent developers worldwide. The winners will be shown in the PAX Exhibit Hall alongside over 70 other exhibitors - including top publishers like Activision, EA and Ubisoft - allowing those publishers, attendees and media to view their home-grown potential. Attendees will have the opportunity to vote on the exhibited games, honoring one of The PAX 10 with the "Audience Choice Award," to be announced on www.penny-arcade.com following this year's expo.
"The variety and caliber of the titles blew us away," says Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade. "Narrowing down the group was a challenging process for the judges, but we're incredibly proud to have these ten games as our kickoff showcase and can't wait to see them on the show floor."