In the video above I share some quick thoughts about Day 1 of the Capital Gaming Expo here in Ottawa. If you don’t know, the Capital Gaming Expo (CGX) is about gamers, game devs and game designers getting together to share ideas and play games. CGX had some awesome talks from industry people and game developers and it was a pleasure meeting a lot of them on Day 1 of the expo. Above I shared my thoughts and below I share my notes on the games I played on Day 1.
If you’d like to know more about the speakers I got to see on Day 1 of the Capital Gaming Expo, you can click the link.
Bendy And The Ink Machine Chapter 2
I got to play Bendy And The Ink Machine Chapter 2! You check out what I saw and my thoughts on the next chapter in the video below.
Pizza Titan Ultra
What attracted me to the Breakfall table was the colours that Pizza Titan Ultra has. Stunning colours make for a visually engaging user experience. The game starts out in a pizza joint with your boss (who hilariously resembles Bob Ross) requesting that you make a delivery. Your then all of a sudden in the middle of a city in a giant mech suit with with a countdown pressuring you to deliver the pizza on time. As you race through the city, smashing through, stepping on cars, you’ll also be collecting dollar signs and pizza toppings through out. The goal is to make the most money by the end of your run.
This was flat out fun. It’s got a great sense of humour about it and the mech mechanics are very smooth. It reminded me of hardcore Simpsons Road Rage meets Gundam Wing. It’s awesome and worth a look.
by Atemly Games
I’d heard about Gataela on Twitter before the expo and was excited to hear they’d be attending the Capital Gaming Expo. What really attracted me to the game was a “debate combat system”. Like what?
Gataela is a JRPG set in s steampunk-victorian world. The artwork is what you’d expect from a JRPG, but that’s not a bad thing. Charming characters inhabit the world of Gataela and a robust social system helps establishes the character even more.
The social system seemed very in-depth. I’ve played games like Stardew Valley, who’s social system is pretty light. Gataela seems to have a lot of meat to it’s social system which I’m excited to explore.
The combat was a classic turn based combat you see in most JRPG’s but in other scenarios had combat in the form of a debate system. The game presented you with situations and/or dialogue and that allowed you to determine the outcome of the conversation. I assume this could lead to different story points and determine your relationship with different characters. It’s interesting to say the least.
The best part?
They have a 5 hour long demo worth checking out. You can get a feel for the debate combat yourself!
So those were the games that stood out the most on Day 1 of the Capital Gaming Expo. If you’d like to check out even more games, head over to my thoughts and notes on Day 2 of the Capital Gaming Expo.