This weekend is one of the best video game conventions of the con-season: Pax Prime. Pax Prime started in 2004 as a way to bring all types of gamers together to celebrate gaming culture. It's a chance for developers and fans to hang out and enjoy what they do together: play games, and make them!
PAX has been largely responsible for the surge of indie-game successes in recent years. Any PAX goer this weekend is sure to check out the Indie Megabooth-- where veterans and newbs collide to share their passion projects.
With that said, Prima Games is here with a list of the 10 most anticipated games of this season. We're hoping to get our hand on a few this weekend!
Starbound is a side scrolling adventure that sends you into space, ready to make a new life for yourself. Gather resources, build massive compounds or explore thrilling dungeons filled with dangerous enemies. Tired of the planet you're on? Grab some fuel and take to the stars in search of that perfect jungle paradise or hidden frozen moon. No matter where you go, the enemies are tough, the inhabitants are watching and you just might end up stranded somewhere you don't want to be.
9. 7 Days to Die
Zombie Survival games have sprouted up left and right since the popular mod DayZ sparked a revolution in the survival world. 7 Days to Die is no different, but instead of going for a realistic approach like DayZ, it sees the world of zombie survival much in the same way Minecraft might. Crafting is a large component of the world and supplies are scarce. Whether you're looting an abandoned home for food, or scouring the landscape for ammo and weapon parts, the world is unforgiving. No matter what you're doing, make sure you have a safe place to camp for the night, because zombies get their strength from the darkness and their speed and hit stats dramatically increase. Time management has never been more important.
Created by the same guys behind Garry's Mod, Rust brings a tough light to the world of zombie survival. Cities are riddled with radiation, and every new character begins naked and empty-handed, save for a rock you use to collect materials. Crafting is a large part of the world, allowing players to create fortifications and compounds. Create your own little home in the apocalypse, or venture out with friends to create a massive PVP style checkpoint. Best of all, Rust is currently receiving a massive overhaul to make it even better for the final release.
7. The Forest
Heralded as the survival game we might all be waiting for, The Forest drops the notion of zombies and instead thrusts the player onto an island inhabited by mutant cannibals. Food is scarce and you'll need to hunt and gather berries, as well as fish and create your camp. Whatever you do, don't draw the attention of the local inhabitants. They will only be curious for a little while until they decide you're plump enough to cook over an open fire.
Created by the mastermind behind Thomas Was Alone, volume is an upcoming stealth game that follows the adventures of a futuristic Robin Hood character named Rob Locksley. Voiced by popular YouTube star Charlie Mcdonnel, Locksley is a thief who does not kill, but instead overcomes obstacles by sneaking, avoiding and distracting his enemies. He is never seen and seldom heard. Currently there isn't a listed release date, but we'll keep you updated as we find out more information.
5. Kerbal Space Program
Another Early Access title, Kerbal Space Program lets you create your own space center and ships as you race to successfully make it into space. Physics are your enemy, and the precious lives of your Kerbal space crew are in your hands. Build the fastest, largest or even most successful space vessel you can, and explore the wide-open world waiting for you in the stars.
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