Once again, PAX Prime is upon us. Every year, the expo fills the Washington State Convention center, drawing thousands of fans, and tons of games from AAA video games to indie boardgames. It is an event we wait for all year, but it is notoriously difficult to get tickets for, usually selling out within an hour. If you're still in the area though, there is another way to fill your weekend with games.
Of all the PAX adjacent events happening this year, SIX is the one I love most. We first attended last year and loved it. It's just one day, Sunday, but it has a ton of new and upcoming indie games to play. While PAX has a huge and often overwhelming amount of games, SIX is much smaller, but the atmosphere is more social and personal.
Set up in the Melrose Market studio, just a short walk from the convention center, SIX gives attendees an opportunity to play and talk with developers in a more relaxed format. Last year there were a number of games there that we fell head over heels for, including Paperbound and Crawl.
This year attendees can expect to see a number of interesting games like the generational roguelike Hero Generations or the fast-paced platformer Spider: Downloaded. If you’ve ever been interested in indie games or making an independent game, SIX is one of the can’t miss events around PAX weekend.
SIX runs Sunday, August 30 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Registration is free. If you make it out, I promise you won’t be disappointed.