EGX Rezzed is just a day away, and I’m excited but already somewhat overwhelmed. I’ve been bombarded by emails from PRs telling me about what games they’ll be showing, and it’s been tough working out which ones to go and see. The fact that it’s mostly about indie titles at the show makes it even harder – many of the games there are totally new to me, and some haven’t even been shown in public before, so I have little to go on.
But based on my research, and in some cases just an interesting release video, I’ve made appointments to see State of Mind, Steel Rats, Everspace, Disco Elysium (formerly No Truce for the Furies, a much better name IMO, ah well) and Another Sight. I’ve added trailers for each below – they look good, don’t they? I’m also hoping to catch the following on the show floor: Strange Brigade, West of Loathing, Bad North, Cultist Simulator, Travis Strikes Again: No More Heroes, Forgotten Anne, Knights and Bikes, Phoenix Point, Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn and The Swords of Ditto.
That’s already a big list, and it doesn’t even factor in the talks and other events dotted around. I’m definitely going to make a beeline for Tim Schafer’s talk at 1pm on Friday – I’m always eager to listen to the mind behind Psychonauts and Grim Fandango. And on Sunday, Alexis Kennedy, who’s behind Sunless Sea, is going to be talking about his new game, Cultist Simulator, so that will certainly be worth a look. His writing is just fantastic – check out some of his brilliant old Eurogamer articles.
And of course, there are board games there, too. God knows how I’m going to find the time to fit a board game in. But having said that, I wouldn’t mind playing a game of Azul if I have a spare second or two, it looks really fun.
If you’re going to the show and want to meet up, email me at chiefed at amostagreeablepastime dot com, or look me up on Twitter – @lewispackwood. See you there!