Sunday, September 17, 2023

PAX West Games: Just Shapes & Beats, Pile Up!, Cobalt Core & Big Boy Boxing

On the show floor there were plenty of games to demo. Here's a few that caught our eye. First up, we have Just Shapes & Beats. What's funny is this game has been out for years already. We're not sure why it even was on the expo hall floor. We don't think we gave it a fair shot all those years ago, we highly recommend trying it out now with 3 other friends. 

Pile Up! caught our eye with it's towering look. It's on Early Access on Steam.
"Pile Up! is a strategic building game which you need to build houses, fulfill your people’s requests and manage your risky buildings in different ways on a small land. But don’t let your guard down in this chill environment, we only get you relaxed so you destroy everything you did."
Cobalt Core with its cute critters took us in with a sci-fi concept and simple card deck battles. It's supposed to be out on Steam later this year.

"A sci-fi roguelike deckbuilder with a deep new single-axis spin on tactics games! Dodge missiles, line up your cannons, and blast 'em out of the sky... Then get to the bottom of these time loops, before it's too late!"

"Big Boy Boxing is the energetic Boss Rush game inspired by the Punch-Out!! series, emphasizing fluid gameplay, slapstick comedy, and variety in abilities. Featuring stylized hand-animated pixel art, and a retro banger soundtrack! "

Someone just having fun making their version of Punch-Out.