I recently attended PAX East in Boston, MA for my job at The Electric Playground. It was three solid days of standing, walking, and talking to game developers. If you’re into videogames at all, the PAX conventions are not to be missed. There’s something special about being able to not only play games early, but to get to chat with the people who worked their asses off to make them.
This year, my favourite interview at PAX East was with Suda 51. We chatted about his upcoming game, Lollipop Chainsaw. It’s about a high school cheerleader who kills zombies with a chainsaw. She also has her boyfriend’s decapitated head with her, and he is mysteriously still able to talk. Also, she uses it as a weapon. I played the game for about five minutes, then talked to Suda for about 15. The conversation started with details about the game but very soon became about his approach to game design, the variety of games Grasshopper Manufacture has recently released, and his love of rock ‘n’ roll.
This is probably one of the best photos ever taken of me. I was pretty damn excited here.