The fifth annual PAX East, and sixteenth PAX overall, was the fourth to take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts. The guest speaker for "Storytime" (keynote) was CEO and co-founder of Harmonix Music Systems, Alex Rigopulos.
Registration & Attendance
Registration for PAX East 2014 began at 12:00 PM EDT on October 23, 2013.
- 3-Day ($75 US) - Sold out within one hour.
- Friday ($40 US) - Sold out November 1, 2013.
- Saturday ($40 US) - Sold out in four hours.
- Sunday ($40 US) - Sold out November 7, 2013.
The PAX East Indie Showcase
Formerly known as the Boston Indie Showcase, it highlights a number of indie mobile games from around the world (not just New England as in 2010 and 2011). Developers who do not have a traditional deal with any specific publisher nor funded by an outside source are eligible to submit games to the panel of judges. The development team must have no more than fifteen members, the game must be at least in beta, and must run on iPhone, iPad, Android, or Windows Phone. Winners are given four exhibitor badges and space in the expo hall to demo their game.
Previous games featured in the Boston Indie Showcase include Super Crate Box, Snapshot, Slam Bolt Scrappers, Spaceteam, and SpellTower.
As is custom with all PAX's, concerts close out Friday and Saturday night in the Main Theater. This year's show features five returning acts and one new one (Bit Brigade).
- Bit Brigade
- Metroid Metal
- MC Frontalot
- The Doubleclicks
- Video Game Orchestra
The Omegathon is a semi-annual tournament held at PAX that pits 20 or more randomly selected attendees in a three day marathon of games that span the spectrum of the gaming universe. After each round, some participants are eliminated. Each year, the final game is held secret until moments before the final two Omeganauts enter battle. At PAX East, the tournament features teams of two that stay together through to the end of the Omegathon. The winner gets an all expense paid trip to Gamescom in Germany.
- Round 1: Perfection
- Round 2: Starwhal
- Round 3: TowerFall
- Final Round: Cornhole