Penny Arcade Expo Expanding With PAX Dev

PAX gets a little intimate with the game development community.

Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) has already dominated two venues (PAX Prime and PAX East).  Now it hopes to provide a third option in the line-up, directed exclusively towards game developers.  This new addition, titled PAX Dev,  will bring together programmers, designers, producers, and artists to explore the art of creating games.  This event provides an private setting that will be shielded from marketing and media to assure that game developers can meet in a setting free from distractions.

PAX Dev will take place on August 24th and 25th, the two days before PAX Prime, at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  In the pure spirit of all PAX shows, the conference will cover all areas including pen and paper, tabletop, board, collectible card, and just plain video games.  Robert Khoo of Penny Arcade commented on the inclusion of many types of games, saying:  “There is this odd distinction where some shows are just for video games or just table top and collectable cards or just board game.  But we’ve all seen how ideas in one segment can feed and influence innovation in another part of the game industry.  Having representatives from all of the extended game development family can only make PAX Dev stronger.”

Early registration for PAX Dev is $249, and it will cost $329 at the door.  Registration can be completed here, but interested parties should be hasty as only 750 tickets will be sold.  In addition, those that would like to participate in panels at PAX Dev can submit a panel application here.  Remember, this is just for developers, so media and the general public are not welcome.  If you want to get in on the PAX awesomeness, and you are one of those parties,  you will have to attend PAX Prime.


[Images courtesy of: Gamasutra and Joystiq]

Jessica Weimar
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Jessica is clearly a fan of video games, or she wouldn't be writing for this site. She attends college and like most other staff on the site, has a day job that she despises. She spends most of her free time playing games with her boyfriend.

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