The winners of the PAX East Indie Showcase have now been revealed. They’ll all go on to be shown at PAX East 2020 in Boston from February 27th to March 1st. Those lucky enough to attend the event will be able to get some hands-on time with the games on portable platforms, including Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android.

Here are the best of the best in no particular order:

Tangle Tower

Tangle Tower from SFB Games is a gorgeous point-and-click adventure game that sees you exploring a twisted tower. Along the way, you’ll solve puzzles, interrogate suspects, and work to untangle a thrilling mystery.

Door Kickers: Action Squad

Door Kickers: Action Squad is an intense 2D shooter that casts you and your friends as a crack team of SWAT operatives. You’ll need fast reaction times and a creative approach to combat scenarios in order to survive KillHouse Games’ action-packed hit. 


Rockbite Games’ Sandship is a management title set in a mega-factory that roams endlessly through a neverending desert on an alien planet. You’ll craft and trade new items, gradually rediscovering forgotten technologies as you go. 


Retroid’s Wunderling sees you taking control of a low-level video game goon. They’re a bit useless to start with, boasting only the ability to perform a little jump. Their biggest problem, however, is that they can’t stop or change direction on their own, so you’ll need to plan ahead and master the Wunderling’s abilities to navigate some treacherous terrain.

Neon City Riders

Neon City Riders hails from developer Mecha Studios. You play as Rick, a masked vigilante exploring the futuristic Neon City for rare items, abilities, and new companions. As you increase in strength, you’ll take on powerful bosses and work to free the city’s ‘turfs’ from enemy control. 

No Time to Relax

No Time to Relax is a PvP ‘life simulator’ where up to 4 players take on one another to climb the corporate ladder, attain higher education, and maybe even keep their sanity. 

What a cool, varied lineup of games, eh? I know for a fact that Door Kickers is an absolute blast, and I’ve heard nothing but good things about Tangle Tower. The other four all look super interesting, too.

With just over 30 days until the four-day event begins, you’d be wise to register now if you plan to attend PAX East. From what I can see, badges are currently sold out for the Friday and Saturday.
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