February 13, 2019 Gaming Community: PAX East 2019
Dan Butchko
Dan Butchko

Playcrafting is taking over PAX East for the 4th year in a row March 28th – 31st with PREGAMER, our own booth (#19135), and the Bose AR-cade(#21132)!

Playcrafting is excited to unite our thriving communities of developers from NYC, San Francisco and Boston for the 4th year in a row at PAX East 2019! Start the weekend right with our PreGamer party kicking things off on Wednesday, March 27th at Laugh Boston – right next to the show. Then check out the Playcrafting booth all weekend long as tens of thousands of gamers and industry pros will get hands-on time with indie games on the rise from across the U.S. Meet the developers, try their games and learn more about how to make games of your own.


Featured Games:

Boom Bits

by Naughty Children at Play


by Rustforms

by Oxhead Studios

Return to the Stars

by Festive Ninja

Serial Thriller
by Jason Friedberg

by GrappleHook Games

Stinky Snake
by DB Attic Studios, LLC

Where Shadows Slumber
by Game Revenant

We’re excited to share the first games created as part of the Playcrafting and Bose AR alliance at The Bose AR-cade, debuting at PAX East! Visit Booth #21132 all weekend long for hands-on with these games! For more what’s in store with Playcrafting and Bose, visit playcrafting.com/bosear.



Created by Petricore Inc.
(Chris Bruno, Joshua LaFrance, Oliver Awat, Rejon Taylor-Foster)

Set in the Wild Wild West, Dead Drop Desperado pits two players in a “Matrix”-style bullet dodging duel where they take turns shooting and dodging in slow-motion. While shooting, a player holds the phone and can see the digital representation of their opponent which they can tap at and shoot a whole revolver clip at whatever speed/pattern they desire. The person dodging will have the Bose AR tech to rely on which helps them orient their real-life space when they dodge as they listen closely for the bullets whizzing through the air.

Watch the Gameplay Video. Download Here.



Created by Craig Herndon, Jonathan Schrack, Michael Gilday, Scott Niejadlik

Framed combines the Bose AR ecosystem with the spy genre to inspire action and enrich the real world with an engaging narrative. Players put on what appears to be a regular Bose device, only to discover they are now caught up in a thick plot between competing spy agencies. Player choices and reactions can change the outcome of the many encounters they will face.

Watch the Gameplay Video.



Created by Worthing & Moncrieff (Eric Hamel, Ryan Hamel, Marc Harpin, Brian Jordan)

You play an English nobleman in charge of an over-enthusiastic catapult unit. Your assignment? Demolish the wall of your enemy’s castle by ring livestock at it. The challenge? You have to do it in the dark of night using only sound to guide you.

Watch the Gameplay Video. Download Here.



Created by Eric Chan, Constantine Frost, Anna Shabayev, Joshua Widdicombe

Arcade games that use head and body movements to control and interact with the augmented reality soundscape of attacking barbarians, flying vegetables, and swimming fishies.

Watch the Gameplay Video.



Created by HappyGiant
(Erick Eiben, Ian Cubin, Mike Kanarek, William Sullivan)

A timed audio attack game for the Bose AR Frames in which the player must slay as many adversaries as possible before time runs out. Players must listen for their invisible foes, turn to face them and strike first, using their phone as a sword to attack.

Watch the Gameplay Video.



Each year, the PREGAMER party at PAX East brings out over 1,000 fans and press to check out 30+ games as a kickoff for the show. We’re back in 2019 on Wednesday, March 27th 6-10pm at Laugh Boston to launch PAX East in style.

Featured Games:

aball by ZhuoX 
Cell to Singularity
by Computer Lunch
Cheer Up by Cheer Up Games
Crosshatch by Rustforms
Deadboy by Ryan Maloney
Depths of Sanity by Bomb Shelter Games
Feral Frontier by Dirty Beast Games
From Rust by Razbury Games
Fruit Postal Service by Green Door Labs
Into the Dark: Narakan by Orc Punk
Loose Nozzles by Foster and Family Games
Maui Wowie Smash Up by Exog3n Studios
Mazu by Arjun Arora
Negative World by Big Niche Games
Never to Return by Maskmaker Productions
Outpost Delta by Hidden Achievement
Pigeon Coup by Northeastern University
Pixel Puzzle Makeout League by Glass Knuckle Games
Portal Warrior by Yarwad Mixed Reality
Return to the Stars! by Festive Ninja
Road to the Champ by Pizza Pranks
Save the Zacks by Bytesize Technology
Seasons (季节) by David Su & Dominique Star
Skellboy by Fabraz & Umaiki Games
Skorecery by GrappleHook Games
Smack Talk Showdown by Double Turn Games
Sole Iron Trail by Emmanuel Mallea
Stinky Snake by DB Attic Studios, LLC
Support Hero by Support Hero
Where Shadows Slumber by Game Revenant