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The Maw - Winner of the PAX10

LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
edited September 2008 in Games and Technology
In case you didn't follow it. The PAX 10 was a competition held at PAX, where 10 indie games would be shown off to the public, and they would vote on which was their favourite.

It's just been announced that "The Maw" has won the Audience Choice award 2008.
The votes are in! The organizers of The PAX 10 today announced Twisted Pixel's The Maw as winner of the 2008 Audience Choice award. The PAX 10, a showcase of ten independently developed games, were selected by a panel of 50 industry experts out of over 80 submissions as the best in terms of gameplay and "fun factor." The PAX 10 winners displayed their games at the 2008 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX), allowing attendees the opportunity to view each of the titles and cast their secret ballots, earning The Maw top honors for the inaugural year of the showcase event.

"The PAX 10 winners were great to work with and were as busy as any other booth on the Expo Hall floor," said Penny Arcade's Robert Khoo. "We're happy that we could support these amazingly talented developers and want to thank everyone who voted for their participation."

"The intense sense of purpose and camaraderie amongst The PAX 10 was astonishing," commented Michael Wilford of Twisted Pixel. "We feel extremely lucky to have been chosen from such an august group and grateful to have been a part of the PAX experience."

The Maw is a 3D action-adventure game in which players take control of Frank, a simple alien that must partner up with The Maw, a cute little blob with an insatiable hunger. Players will need to harness The Maw's unstoppable growth and incredible powers in order to help Frank find his way home. The game is expected to debut on Xbox LIVE® Arcade in early Q1 2009 and has been rated "E10+" for Everyone 10 and older by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for this platform.

I sadly never got to play it, the queue was always huge, but whatever I saw of it looked really cool. Anyone get to play it? Impressions?

Anyway, congratulations Twisted Pixel, can't wait to play it!

Screenshots:
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Trailer here

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Hmmm, this looks interesting, and surprisingly pretty for an XBLA game.

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looks like mario, spyro, and ape escape in a blender

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    ThetherooThetheroo Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looks like mario, spyro, and ape escape in a blender

    Is that a bad thing?

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    Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thetheroo wrote: »
    looks like mario, spyro, and ape escape in a blender

    Is that a bad thing?

    no, but the question is

    does it blend?

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    will it float

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    ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    looks like mario, spyro, and ape escape in a blender

    That's one tasty platforming margarita.

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    Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    The PAX program didn't really do a good job of explaining what the "PAX 10" were. I glanced at the page and assumed they were ten sponsors who had paid enough money to get mentioned in the back of the program, like the kind of shit you see in a high school or college football program.

    This is way cooler than that.

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    TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu PIGEON Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Something beat Audiosurf? Whoa. I wasn't at PAX or anything but I couldn't have imagined anything standing up to that. Too bad it's not out on PC.

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