July 9th - 10th, 2022
Online

PAX RISING ONLINE

PAX Rising Showcase is a Discord-based community event celebrating indie games. Over the two days in July, a curated list of indie gems will offer a totally free demo for you to try out paired with a full schedule of content ranging from in-depth roundtables talking about various aspects of the game industry all the way to the PAX community playing silly Discord games to win free games.

Developer Sessions

Learn more about the devs that make the games with a series of roundtable discussions covering games industry topics, post-mortem sessions covering what it was like to create the games, and developer let’s plays where you can hear what they've got to say about their own creations!

Discord Activities

Hang out with the PAX Community and play an odd assortment of silly games over the course of the event, ranging from our own collection of PAX Games (All Hail Ball) to Jackbox and Gartic Phone! Oh, we should also mention, we’ll be making it rain free game codes throughout the event...so if you like free games, you really want to participate in our Discord.

Schedule

Saturday, July 9th

Time Discord Developer Let's Plays on twitch.tv/pax
9:00 AM PT
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
9:30 AM PT
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
10:00 AM PT
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
PAX Rising Online Direct with Jerry “Tycho” Holkins and Kris Straub
10:30 AM PT
Pre-Post-Mortem: The Wreck
Keylocker | Turn Based Cyberpunk Action
11:00 AM PT
Silly Discord Games
The Wreck
11:30 AM PT
Silly Discord Games
Republic of Jungle
12:00 PM PT
Post-Mortem: Dwerve
Power Chord
12:30 PM PT
Jackbox Games
Summoners Fate
1:00 PM PT
Jackbox Games
Way of Rhea
1:30 PM PT
Post-Mortem: This Means Warp
Get-A-Grip Chip
2:00 PM PT
Roundtable #1: Designing Games
Beneath Oresa
2:30 PM PT
Roundtable #1: Designing Games
Imagine Earth
3:00 PM PT
Post-Mortem: Summoners Fate
The D-T.E.A.M.
3:30 PM PT
Gartic Phone
Super Marxist Twins
4:00 PM PT
Gartic Phone
Reina & Jericho
4:30 PM PT
Grid Force - Mask Of The Goddess
World Boxing Championship Manager 2
5:00 PM PT
Roundtable #2: Advice for Aspiring Game Developers
Star Salvager
5:30 PM PT
Roundtable #2: Advice for Aspiring Game Developers
DAVIGO

Sunday, July 10th

Time Discord Developer Let's Plays on twitch.tv/pax
9:00 AM PT
Post-Mortem: Reina & Jericho
Beasties
9:30 AM PT
Roundtable #3: Picking New Projects
This Means Warp
10:00 AM PT
Roundtable #3: Picking New Projects
Rollers of the Realm: Reunion
10:30 AM PT
Post-Mortem: Squish
Outshine
11:00 AM PT
Roundtable #4: Balancing Game Development with Life
Unknown Number: A First Person Talker
11:30 AM PT
Roundtable #4: Balancing Game Development with Life
Plunder Panic
12:00 PM PT
Post-Mortem: Unknown Number
Paper Trail
12:30 PM PT
Silly PAX
Depths of Sanity
1:00 PM PT
Discord Games
Dwerve
1:30 PM PT
Post-Mortem: Mythic
Squish
2:00 PM PT
Roundtable #5: The Many Influences of Being an Original
Grid Force - Mask Of The Goddess
2:30 PM PT
Roundtable #5: The Many Influences of Being an Original
Writer's Block
3:00 PM PT
Game Preview: Cyber Knights: Flashpoint
Match Point
3:30 PM PT
Jackbox Games
Orbitals
4:00 PM PT
Jackbox Games
Mythic
4:30 PM PT
Post-Mortem: Plunder Panic
Lost Twins 2
5:00 PM PT
Gartic Phone
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
5:30 PM PT
Gartic Phone
Demeo

Schedule Details

PAX Rising Online Direct

Saturday, July 9th @ 9:00 AM PT

Tycho and Kris Straub will introduce you to all of the participating games of PAX Rising Online, each of which will be available to try out during the event for free!

Roundtable #1: Designing Games

Saturday, July 9th @ 2:00 PM PT

We’ve gathered a team of indie game designers to talk about what it means to “design a game”.

Moderated by Dan Bernardo (Playtra, Grid Force), and featuring Vicky Wei (Redstart Interactive, Get-A-Grip Chip), Mason Remaley (Anthropic Studios, Way of Rhea), and Ross Przbylski (D20Studios, Summoners Fate).

Roundtable #2: Advice for Aspiring Game Developers

Saturday, July 9th @ 5:00 PM PT

If you’ve ever wanted to have a hand in making a game but you’re just not sure where to start, who better to learn from than a group of game developers?

Moderated by Dave Wightman (Reclamation Games, Reina & Jericho) and featuring Riccardo Amico (Playtra, Grid Force - Mask of the Goddess), Sadie Jarvis (Gerdoo Games / Republic of Jungle), and Tristan Barona (Taco Pizza Cats, KindFolx).

Roundtable #3: Picking New Projects

Sunday, July 10th @ 9:30 AM PT

Picking the next project is a decision that dictates not just however many years of development, but it’s the first and most important decision over the course of any game’s development.

Moderated by Sadie Jarvis (Gerdoo Games / Republic of Jungle) and featuring Andrew Trese (Trese Brothers Games, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint), Nicola Strina (Playtra Games, Grid Force - Mask of the Goddess), and Karam Al-Kofahi (RalphGame)

Roundtable #4: Balancing Game Development with Life

Sunday, July 10th @ 11:00 AM PT

You don’t think “crunch” is something exclusive to AAA developers, do you? Often indie developers can have the same time pressures of the development itself while also wearing all the other hats required to launch a successful game.

Moderated by Tony Walsh (Phantom Compass, Rollers of the Realm: Reunion) and featuring Michael Hammon (Big Blue Bubble, Power Chord), Sophie Schiaratura (Fishing Cactus, Outshine), and Eric Kesterson (Type 3 Studios, Super Marxist Twins)

Roundtable #5: The Many Influences of Being an Original

Sunday, July 10th @ 2:00 PM PT

No matter how unique a game may feel, it’s inescapably a product of the developers' influences over the years....the only question is how hard (if at all) those influences are masked.  What creatively drives developers, and how they can wear their influences like a badge of honor without feeling like they’re ripping anyone off.

Moderated by Vicky Wei (Redstart Interactive, Get-A-Grip Chip) and featuring Cory Trese (Trese Brothers Games, Cyber Knights: Flashpoint), Thomas Keane (Godolphin Games, Unknown Number: A First Person Talker), and Dave Wightman (Reclamation Games, Reina & Jericho)

Post-Mortem Sessions

Jackbox Games

Saturday @ 12:30 PM PT and Sunday @ 3:30 PM PT

Let's see how many Arcadians we can cram into some Jackbox games, shall we?

Gartic Phone

Saturday @ 3:30 PM PT and Sunday @ 5:00 PM PT

The less you know about this game, the better...but you might want to clear some floor space for some serious ROFLing.

Silly Discord Games

Saturday @ 11:00 AM PT and Sunday @ 12:30 PM PT

If you’ve participated in any of our prior PAX Online events, you know we’ve got our own home-grown suite of silly Discord games, like our Beach Ball game, our Typing or Math Challenges, and such. Sometimes they work! Will they work this time? Only one way to find out!