I went to PAX South in San Antonio last weekend! My friend from Philadelphia came to visit, so I bought 3-day badges for myself, him, and my husband. PAX stands for Penny Arcade Expo, and it’s a large gaming convention where many developers come to show off their games. Many of the games aren’t released yet, so it’s exciting to get a sneak peek.
This was PAX South’s very first year! Though, it wasn’t our first time at a PAX. We’ve been to PAX East in Boston 3 times in the past. Compared to PAX East, there was a lack of well-known gaming companies with their large and showy booths. Maybe as South grows, those will start showing up. It was nice to see a bunch of small companies instead though, since you get to see new things you haven’t heard of before.
Since PAX South is in Texas, I ran into many friends from different Texas cities! One of which was Mija! She found me first, and when I turned around, she was there with a big hug. She’s so awesome! I’m glad we finally met in person! :D
We played a bunch of games, and some were more memorable than others. Like with past years (2010, 2011, 2013), here is a recap with the ones that stood out to me the most. Let’s start with my 3 favorites.