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Beware: A Fantastic Arcade approaches!


10:30 PM on 09.20.2011
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Do you live in the South and love video games? Do you hate that we don't have a PAX or anything other than QuakeCon? 

Well then you should come down to Fantastic Arcade in Austin, Texas at The Highball this weekend. From Sept. 22 to 25, indie game developers from around the world will be showing off their games and getting (very) drunk. As someone who attended last year's debut, I must say there isn't a better event to meet developers in person, play their games or pitch your own. It's the only event to have the intimacy of a bar and the craziness of a brothel. 

The best part? It's all free! In return, it's expected that you stroke some of the developer's egos (but nothing else, I hope).

Here are some of this year's highlights:

  • Fez
  • Jesus vs. Dinosaurs 
  • Skulls of the Shogun
  • Lost Mars
  • Live developer commentary demos for the above games and many more.
  • PlayStation®Network Developer Panel with Queasy Games (Sound Shapes), thatgamecompany (Journey, Flower, flOw, Cloud), and Q-Games (Pixel Junk).
  • PlayStation®Network Opening Day Happy Hour - Get your hands on Starhawk and other upcoming PSN titles.
  • Hopefully, the return of $1 Stella Artois.

 

If you do attend, feel free to say hi to the immaculately chiseled Destructoid associate editor Sean "Fantastic" Carey and myself. I am always up for a game of Toobin' at the venue's free-to-play arcade!

Be sure to check out previews of games here at Dtoid over the weekend, as well as sister site Flixist for film coverage coming out of Fantastic Fest (Arcade's larger, film companion).

 






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