Pax Prime 2014 Rewind

Sentris logoOut of all the geeky conventions I cover for Royal Flush Magazine, it’s Pax that I truly look forward to every year. Whether it’s East or Prime, Pax is one of the few conventions that centers around indie gaming and its fans. Today, I get to share a couple of interviews I did while attending Pax Prime in Seattle a couple of months back.  We learned about game developers’ inspirations, their struggles, as well as how they are keeping their fans engaged. We even delved into what aspiring game developers can do to keep focused and how important Kickstarter could be towards finding funding for your project.  Sentris and Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime are both equally wonderful and worth checking out!

Sentris is one of those games where it’s really difficult to convey the game’s overall amazingness to those that have not played it. Simply put, Sentris is an abstract puzzle game that combines the key element of Tetris’s brick laying game mechanic with music creation. You solve puzzles by either laying down pieces of a similar color to fill a pitch based target or by laying down an instrumental target which simply fills a puzzle area. As you are laying down these puzzle pieces and solving puzzles, you are actually creating music. Sentris is an innovative game that combines my two personal gaming loves: puzzle solving and music.

During Pax Prime, I got the chance to chat with Samantha Kalman, Creator and Project Lead for Sentris, and I was able to delve a little deeper into the game and the overall inspiration behind it:

Click here to read my interview with Samantha Kalman

Lover's in a Dangerous Spacetime

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a gem of a game that I stumbled upon during San Diego Comic Con. The gameplay was simple and the graphics reminded me of Asteroids. It was a title that, given its simplicity, was just refreshing to discover and equally as addictive. During Pax Prime, I got the chance to chat with the creators of Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, Jamie Tucker & Matt Hammill:

Click here to read through our chat regarding the inspiration behind Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime as well as what their journey through creating the game has been so far