This past Saturday, we at Buffalo Game Space hosted our third annual showcase of locally made video games and board games, Buffalo Game Expo 2018. We think the event was a great success, with nearly two dozen games featured, their creators there to chat with the attendees as they played their creations. We'd like to follow up the Expo with a post highlighting all the games hosted at the event, as well as their creators. If you were at the event and played something you'd like to follow and purchase, or if you couldn't make it and want to get an idea of what you missed, read on!
A Small Robot Story
A robot's coming-of-age story!
A Small Robot Story is an adventure-platformer where you play as Rae, a small robot who activates and has no idea why. So you need to set out and find out what's up!
- BC Mostyn - Developer, Designer, Art, Music
- Wes Rockholz - Additional Development and Design
- Jason Vector - Cutscene Art, Additional Art
- Courtney Balousek - Additional Art
Labyrinth escape for 1 player
The Abandons is a light and compact card game meant for 1 player. A game can play in as little as 5 minutes. Art and style loosely inspired from vintage Zelda. We’re going to KS summer ‘18.
A hellish metroidvania reminiscent of Demon's Crest
You play as the least likely hero, a repentant demon, questing across the hellish abyss to save a living innocent on earth.
- Peter Lazarski - Lead Art and Development
- Kathryn DeFeo - Art and Animation
- Pete Johnson - Composition and Sound Effects
A top-down car-combat sandwich-chasing adventure!
Bruisin' Cruisers is a vertically-scrolling top-down car-combat game where the player is in pursuit of their stolen sandwich. Catch the Jerkwad, save your lunch!
Buffalo Dub All-Stars
Dub foreign movies. Outwit your friends.
Jackbox style party game where you compete to come up with the most clever/witty/funny/whatever english dub of a foreign video clip.
- Mark Zorn - Developer
Race to deliver platez through Rochester, NY!
Your responsibility as a Crazy Platez Delivery Driver is to keep the people of Rochester satisfied, delivering as many platez as you can before running out of gas.
- Noah Ratcliff - Programmer and Designer
- Aidan Markham - Artist and Designer
- Sam Cammarata - Producer
Epic Quest for Heroic Glory
Epic Quest for Heroic Glory is a fantasy themed, hack and slash, multi-player dungeon crawl with a fistful of dwarves. You’ve not seen such bravery!
- Dale Stoyer - Developer
The Game of Survival
Do you have what it takes to survive?
The Game of Survival is a game show that challenges the player to survive through a life threatening scenario forcing the player to use scavenging, crafting and building.
- Paul Peccia - Developer
Gamma Ray Blue
A batshit crazy shooter
A new take on the arcade shooter genre with hand drawn art, licensed music, and a top tier cast.
- Jim Dirschberger - Creator
- Travis Millard - Artist
- Mark Zorn - Developer
- John Futscher - Developer
- Wayne Kubiak - Level Designer
Go Morse Go! Arcade Edition
4-player competitive cheerleading via telegraph
Players race to enter letters via morse code and hype up the crowd. Also there's a dog with an airhorn.
A top down shooter with 3rd person boss battles
Traverse through rooms of a futuristic robotic factory destroying robot enemies and collecting XP. Find randomly dropped abilities and upgrade your ship to strengthen your chances to survive
- Colby Breidenstein - Developer/Designer
- Brian Russ - Artist
- Tyson R. Prince - Music
The Last Hex
A card base roguelike to defend the kingdomA
Players must save their kingdom before it is consumed by the darkness. Collect powerful cards and equipment to fend off the evil.
- Luigi Guarnuccio - Creator/Developer
- Tim Smith - Content Creator
A small project made for One Game a Month. Inspired by the Nepal map in Overwatch.
A hilariously fun "Take That!" styled party game of 3 to 5 players where players are peacocks fighting, insulting one another, and pulling feathers. all for the lovely peahen.
- Mark Miller - Designer
Rock Paper Scissors Tweet
Digital Dueling via Twitter
RPS Tweet is an installation piece that pits random tweets with #rock/#paper/#scissors hashtags against one another in virtual games of Rock, Paper, Scissors.
Your bullets grow the guns
Shotgun Farmers is the Online Multiplayer shooter where your bullets grow the guns. Aim carefully, as a missed shot means you've just gifted your enemy with the gun you're using!
- Waseque Qazi - Artist, Programmer, Designer
- Julian Shanahan - Composer
Co-op Ghost Hunting game!
Ghost hunt game to prove the existence of Ghosts. Race against the clock to Solve each clue, each leading one step closer to Ghost. Win if the Ghost can be Proven, but fail if time runs out.
- Jonathan Usiak - Designer
A new age spin on an age old classic!
Its a modern Tetris-like where you place pieces on top of each other in order to make lines and clear lines
- Isaiah Smith - Creator
Destroy stuff for points. Look cool in front of lots of people for more points. Don't let the cops beat you up.
Swords Mark the Spot
Find treasure in a monster-infested wilderness.
Guide a party of adventurers to find buried treasure in a monster-infested wilderness. You will need to optimize your skills and equipment and employ strategy both during exploration and in combat.
- Luminous Wolf - Code/Music/Placer Art
- Mark Miller - Monster Art
- Tyson R. Prince & Kevin Murphy - Tough Battle Music
Sydney Hunter and the Curse of the Mayan
The Curse is Coming
You play as Sydney Hunter, an explorer who must battle his way to uncover the 7 calendar fragments in order to stop time from freezing forever.
- Jean-Francois Dupuis - Producer
- Russ Kumro - Developer
- Ben Allen - Music
- Keith Erickson - Artist
Tiny Turtle in Trouble
Help tiny turtle get home!
A voxel-based throwback to arcade classics.
Again, thank you so much to everyone who showed games and attended to play them, we couldn't do any of what we do without you!