The eighth annual PAX East, the twenty-eighth PAX overall, was the seventh to take place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in Boston, Massachusetts.
The guest speaker for the traditional "Storytime Session" (opening keynote) was Jake Solomon of Firaxis Games.
Registration & Attendance
Registration for PAX East 2017 began on Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 2:30 PM EDT.
- Friday ($53 US) - Sold out November 4.
- Saturday ($53 US) - Sold out within 1.5 hours.
- Sunday ($53 US) - Sold out December 10.
- Videri String Quartet
- Bit Brigade
- One Ups
- MC Frontalot
- Viking Guitar
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.
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, Tumblestone, and SpellTower.