Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East Vendor and Exhibitor Site List 2011

The PAX East video gaming convention is this weekend and I checked out the exhibitor list for any tabletop game companies in attendance.   My research complete, it occurred to me that many tabletop gamers have an interest in video games as well and might find my research useful. Below you will find the vendors for PAX East 2011 and a brief description of each company. A few companies’ names were so generic I could not find their site, so if you have any information, please drop me a comment.

Update: Sorry, some of the links had issues. I have double-checked the list and everything should be fine now. Let me know if you see any bad links and I will fix them.

Trask, The Last Tyromancer


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22K Games2K develops and publishes interactive entertainment software games for the console, PC and handheld gaming systems. It publishes in today’s most popular geners. including action, role-playing, first person shooters, realtime strategy, sports, casual and family entertainment.
38-Bit Cubist8-Bit Cubist is a truly different look at the artistic vision and core values of the 8 bit era of video games. It allows to To explore the relevant popular culture that has grown out of video game culture.
4Aksys Games Localization, Inc.Publishes games specializing in Japanese-to-English translation of games and anime. The company also publishes games for all platforms from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony.
5Alienware Powered By IntelA company wholly owned subsidiary of Dell which assembles desktops and laptops with custom enclosures for high-performance gaming. Alienware products can support graphically intense applications such as video editing, simulation, and audio editing; it has a distinctive Sci-Fi styling.
6ASUSASUS produces motherboards, graphics cards, sound cards, optical disc drives, personal digital assistants (PDAs), computer monitors, laptops, servers, computer networking devices, mobile phones, computer cases, computer components, and computer cooling systems. It also produces components to other manufacturers like Dell, HP and Apple. ASUS boast that it had won 3,398 awards in 2010
7Autumn GamesIs a premier publisher of interactive entertainment focused on partnering with leading creative talent to deliver blockbuster video games and related media. The Company is developing a similarly high-end licensed property in sports and developing a number of original IPs. .
8Battleground Games & HobbiesBattleground is a retail gaming store that specializes in board games, card games, miniature games, and role-playing games. Battleground also hosts a variety of tournaments and special events for those who enjoy playing their favorite games competitively.
9Becker CollegeBecker College is ranked by The Princeton Review as the #1 college in New England for game design, and #4 in the country. Becker offers 27 diverse, first-quality degree programs that launch careers, from Nursing to Equine Management, and a variety of adult learning options.
10Beckett MediaBeckett Media publishes numerous price guides and other books related to collectibles and distributes sports memorabilia. The use of the Internet to facilitate sales of collectibles and sports cards.
11BethesdaA publishing company, publishing both internal projects, and those developed externally. It consists a broad portfolio of games in role playing, racing, simulation, and sports, Bethesda Softworks’ major franchises are distributed worldwide.
12Beyond Gaming LLCIs a premier next generation video game rental for ultimate party entertainment. Cited as great for Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Communions, sweet 16s, graduation parties, reunions or any other group event.
13Blazing Bit GamesRecently opened for business. It promises a classic and innovative games that is affordable. Today, Blazing bit games showcases its new game called Mactabilis.
14Calibur11Calibur11 researches and develop a team capable answering the demand for accessories that will protect, enhance performance, and uniquely customize a better aesthetic design, .
15Capcom Entertainment, Inc.Is a Japanese based developer and publisher of video games, known for creating multi-million-selling franchises such as Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man. The company also publishes strategy guides, maintains its own arcade centers, and licenses its franchise and character properties for use in tie-in products, movies, television series, and stage performances.
16Cardhaus GamesEstablished in 2001 it sells just about any collectible game, board game, and gaming accessory. Cardhaus is also interested in buying, it has what they call a ‘buy list’ available on their website.
17ChessexFounded in 1987, it manufactures gaming supplies for the Role 

Playing game industry. And now it is a major resource for dice and other role playing accessories.

18Computer Power User MagazineA monthly computing and technology magazine that provides the most complete coverage of computers and consumer electronics topics.They offer publications for every computer user from novice to advanced and for every market from consumer to business.
19Cooler MasterA leader in products and services for companies dealing with devices where heat issues must be resolved. Cooler Master is a cooling solution OEM vendor for many major brand names of computer industry including nVIDIA (VGA cooler), AMD (CPU cooler), and EVGA.
20Corsair ComponentsA designer and supplier of high-performance components and peripherals for the PC gaming market. Its products, which are used by gamers to build or enhance PCs, include memory modules, USB drives, solid-state drives (SSDs) to improve system performance, power supply units, computer cooling units, and cases.
21Cryptozoic EntertainmentIs a manufacturer of the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game, and organizes gaming events for card collector participation.
22CyberPower Inc.Manufactures Custom Built Gaming PC and Gaming Laptops. It is to provide personalized cutting edge technology at wholesales prices and an extensive range of technological support.
23D3 Publisher of America, Inc.Is a distributor and publisher of software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems. It focus on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts.
24Demiurge StudiosDemiurge Studios is an independent, bootstrapped, video game development founded in 2002. The team has helped ship over ten retail titles for PC and every major console and created downloadable casual games. Industry leaders like Electronic Arts, Epic Games, Gearbox Software and THQ have all enlisted the Demiurge Studios team to get the job done.
25Devolver DigitalIs a small, laser-focused game production and publishing company. The game Serious Sam HD is a reborn in glorious high-definition for legions of long-time fans and a whole new generation of gamers around the world.
26Digital InteractiveLeading provider of innovative video gaming products, services and technologies to brick-and-mortar retail chains, online retailers, video game publishers and PC manufacturers. Recognized at CES, the largest consumer electronics show in the world, as “Product of the Year” in 2004 and “Next Big Thing” in 2005.
27DolbyGlobally recognized innovator of audio, imaging, and voice technologies for cinemas, home theaters, PCs, mobile phones, and games. It first developed noise reduction systems to improve recorded sound quality.
28Don Gusano Games Inc.Don Gusano Games is an independent game publisher it is an Indy Card Game Company & Maker of “Quack in the Box”.
29Eagl3EAGL3 specializes in high-performance gaming accessories for your Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DS lite, Playstation3, Xbox360, and PC. The company develops anaward-winning and innovative peripherals in the interactive entertainment industry anchored by our world-class internal development team with over 50 years of combined Game Industry experience.
30Electronic ArtsHome to the largest number of EA studios and development teams, which together create an expansive and diverse portfolio of games in such genres as action/adventure, role playing, racing, and first-person shooter. The company develops massively-multiplayer online and Play-4-Free which are persistent-state virtual worlds where thousands of other players can interact with one another.
31EVGAA company that produces NVIDIA based consumer computer hardware, as well as Intel based motherboards.
32Fangamer LLCAn online store devoted to merchandise for old/awesome/underappreciated games and fansites
33Fantasy Flight GamesMinnesota-based game company that creates and publishes role-playing, board, and card games. FFG’s best-known titles include games based on licenses such as Battlestar Galactica, World of Warcraft, and The Lord of the Rings.
34Fire Hose GamesThe team is at work on our newest game, called Slam Bolt Scrappers!, it is a mash up of brawling and puzzle solving that will be available in the PlayStation Network in early 2011.
35Foam Brain GamesStarted out as a multi-genre gaming group and now it is the newest gaming store in the Capital District. Located in downtown Troy, NY, we offer a wide selection of board games, roleplaying games, Magic, Warhammer, Chess sets, Poker sets and more.
36G4TVG4 is the one destination on television that feeds on the latest must-have tech gadgets, web culture and video games. G4 offers tons of ways to watch with exclusive broadband video on, heaps of VOD, mobile content, and more podcasts than any other network in America.
37Galaxy MicrosystemsFully dedicated in the manufacturing and distribution of quality computer components particularly graphics card. GALAXY as an Authorized nVidia AIC Partner has grown rapidly and is globally renowned for their Performance and Quality.
38Game UndergroundGame Underground is a store of classic games, new cutting edge games, birthday parties, tournaments and more is a community of people who are just like you. Gamers for the sake of gaming.
39GamesvilleIs a casual gaming portal by Lycos. It specializes in free online game shows. Like TV game shows, our game shows are free to play, give winners prizes, and are supported by sponsors.
40Gaming Etc.An online store that offer everyone’s need in Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh and Minis.
41Geek chicSeller of custom game tables for tabletop gaming.
42GigabyteTaiwan-based manufacturer of computer hardware products best known for its motherboards. It also excels in information technology products ranging from graphics cards, notebook, PC components and peripherals.
43Gunnar OptiksGunnar Optiks is a technology company that develops digital performance eyewear for enhancing the computer viewing experience. It is for those people who embrace the digital lifestyle and spend a significant amount of their time interacting with digital screens.
44Halfbrick Studios Pty. Ltd.An Australian game development company that is responsible in developing licensed titles for platforms such as GBA, DS and PSP, Halfbrick has begun expanding its portfolio with a range of independently released games for downloadable platforms.
45HarmonixHarmonix Music Systems is a videogame development company that specializes in music-based games. Renowned for its groundbreaking design innovation, is home to a vibrant and dynamic collection of designers, artists, gamers and musicians.
46Haunted TempleHaunted Temple Studios announces Skulls of the Shogun invigorating cocktail of 1960’s flavored sorcery and strategy – in development for major gaming platforms.Washing up on the shores of the afterlife, players meet and join forces with vibrant ghost-samurai warriors, magical animal-monks, and mustachioed samurai generals on the way to capture Skulls of the Shogun.
47iBUYPOWERA worldwide distribution company ofgaming desktops, gaming laptops, workstations, media center PCs, peripherals, and multimedia products.It has the knowledge and the resources to enhance your company’s system integration.
48IGN EntertainmentIGN Entertainment, a division of News Corporation, is a global leader in three business verticals: media, digital distribution, and game technology.
49IN WIN DevelopmentAn ISO 9001 manufacturer of professional computer chassis, power supplies and digital storage devices, is the leading provider of enclosure solutions to system integrators worldwide. It provides high quality chassis that conform to all safety regulations, as well as unsurpassed customer service.
50iRacing.comiRacing is the ultimate place to go racing online. From NASCAR, to IndyCar, to sports cars and Grand Prix racing, iRacing has it all. A PC, a gaming wheel or game pad and an Internet connection is all that is needed.
51Kalypso Media USA Inc.Specialized in the publishing of interactive media – primarily computer games. It offer game genre like action, adventure, arcade, strategy and simulation.
52Kaupang StudiosA video game company and are currently making 2 games and are mainly focusing on iPhone and iPad, but we planning to move on to other platforms.
53Kingston TechnologyManufacturer of memory products for desktops, notebooks, servers, and workstations. It now offers more than 2,000 memory products that support nearly every device that uses memory, from computers, servers and printers to MP3 players, digital cameras and mobile phones.
54LogitechLogitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control.
55Mad Catz, Inc.A worldwide leader in manufacturing, distributing and marketing innovative controllers and other peripherals for the console and PC game.
56Maingear CorpMAINGEAR is an innovative high performance PC system builder that offers custom desktops, custom built laptops, pc workstations, small form factor PCs and media center PCs. And has won multiple Editors’ Choice awards from publications such as PC World, Maximum PC, Computer Shopper and more.
57MaphookMapHook is a location-based journal and social networking application that provides an organized way to keep track of important things, a clever way to find nearby information when you’re out and about, and much more. Using an iPhone or computer create and organize “hooks” to remember events, places, and happenings; include text and pictures; and add other content such as Wikipedia articles and Yelp reviews.
58Mayfair Games Inc.Is a publisher of board and roleplaying games in the United States and United Kingdom. They also license German-style board games and publish them in English, most notably the The Settlers of Catan.
59MEGA64.COMProduces short films that recreate classic and current video games in real life.
61MicrosoftDevelops, manufactures, licenses, and supports a wide range of products and services predominantly related to computing.
62Moonshot Games, LLCMoonshot Games did not provide any details.
63MSI Computer IncTaiwan-based electronics company and one of the world’s largest motherboard and video card manufacturers. MSI designs and creates Mainboard, AIO, Graphics card, Notebook, Consumer electronics, Communication, Barebone, Server, industrial computing, Multimedia, Healthcare and Netbook.
64N-ControlIs an external adapter for the XBOX 360 controller, designed to enhance skills and make opponents blow chunks. This lean mean accessory provides gamers with a more immersive gaming experience, while improving situational awareness, accuracy, agility, and reaction-time.
65New England Institute of ArtNew England Institute of Art for design, fashion, and media art degree programs. Offering a nine bachelor degree programs and three associate degree programs. / RosewillA leading e-retailer on the web offering superior shopping experience, rapid delivery, and stellar customer service. Equipped with state of the art decision-making resources such as detailed specs, how-to’s, 1.7M+ customer reviews, and high resolution photo galleries.
67Nexon via Ayzenberg GroupOffering the world’s most popular FREE online games! Includes downloads, latest news, forum community and more!Nexon America has released Dungeon Fighter Online, one of the world’s most popular multiplayer online fighting games with over 100 million registered players in China, Japan and South Korea.
68Nintendo of America IncA video game company, becoming one of the most influential in the industry.Nintendo has sold over 565 million hardware units and 3.4 billion software units.
69NVIDIALeader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, which generates interactive graphics on workstations, desktop computers, game consoles, and more. The Company holds more than 1,700 patents worldwide, including ones covering designs and insights that are essential to modern computing.
70NZXTA company built upon gamers’ dreams, is dedicated to manufacturing the best gaming hardware for consumers worldwide.
71Oni PressPublisher of comics such as Scott Pilgrim, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, and Wasteland. Includes news, preview gallery, and web store.
72Palit MicrosystemsWell-known for manufacturing stable, excellent, and innovative graphics accelerators. As one of the top PC components manufacturers, Palit continues to provide top-to-bottom graphics cards with stable and excellent quality to the world.
73Patriot MemoryA manufacturer of memory upgrades for servers, workstations, printers, laptops and notebooks. It also offers a wide variety of peripheral products to compliment the core business of DRAM memory and flash memory storage.
74PNY TechnologiesLeading designer, manufacturer, and supplier of memory upgrade modules, flash memory cards, USB flash drives, solid state drives, high speed HDMI® cables, consumer graphics cards, and professional workstation graphics cards . NY has distinct product lines for a wide variety of technology end-users: Photography, Mobility, Gaming and System Builders.
75PokemonPokémon Company International delivera a wide range of fun, family-friendly entertainment.With more than 11 movies, 12 seasons of television shows, a thriving Trading Card Game, and over 25 video games.
76Red 5 StudiosRed 5 Studios is dedicated to bringing together millions of gamers across the world by creating immersive worlds, intriguing stories and compelling characters.Tese online communities, these tribes, are what make online gaming a richer and deeper experience than any standalone game.
77Robot EntertainmentAaming company responsible for maintaining and updating Halo Wars until 2010. Now, the company announced the new game called “Orcs Must Die!” challenges players to defend fortresses under siege.
78Rockstar GamesPublishers of such popular game franchises as Grand Theft Auto, Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne, Bully and more. Founded in 1998 it is the most innovative and progressive interactive entertainment.
79Rooster Teeth ProductionsIs a production group that specializes in the creation of live action shorts and machinima, or films created using real-time, interactive engines from computer and video games. With the conclusion of ‘Immersion’ Rooster Teeth began production of ‘Red vs. Blue’s’ ninth season.
80Sacred Heart UniversityThe second-largest Catholic university in New England, SHU provides studennts with a comprehensive, hands-on education rooted in the liberal arts and Catholic intellectual tradition. Students enjoy singular academic opportunities, connect one-on-one with diverse faculty, engage in tremendous career-building programs, and our alumni and friends remain caring members of our campus community.
81Senario LLCManufacture the Scoozie range of cuddly toys. Includes product features, photographs, and news. Dedicates in creating the next generation of memorable, history-making entertainment products for children, families and friends.
82SilverStone TechnologyManufactures Network DATA Center with mass storage and printer support. It provides the highest level of standards in designing and manufacturing computer enclosures, power supplies, and accessories.
83Singapore MIT – GAMBITCollaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the government of Singapore created to explore new directions for the development of games as a medium. Emphasizing in the creation of video game prototypes to demonstrate research as a complement to traditional academic publishing.
84Ska Studios LLCIs an independent game developer founded in 2001. The studio is well-known in indie gaming for its games that utilize graphic cartoon violence.
85Smirk and Dagger GamesSmirk&Dagger Games is the publisher of HEX-HEX, Dead Hand, and other fun, fast-playing, and slightly mean-spirited card games, board games and gaming accessories.
86SonySony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics, products for the consumer and professional markets.Sony also developed PlayStation series of consoles and handheld game devices.
87SRRN GamesDevelops creative, highly polished mobile video games targeted at modern gaming culture.
88StarCityGames.comThe team travels the world and scours the internet to ensure the lowest pricing in the industry. They spot the trends early and stay ahead of the competition by setting the standards that our competitors follow.
89Sudden ImpactNo information available. Criteria too general.
90Supergiant GamesIs a small developer with big ambitions: to make games that spark every users imagination. It developed a game called ‘Bastion’ an original action role-playing game set in a lush imaginative world, in which players must create and fight for civilization’s last refuge as a mysterious narrator marks their every move.
91The BehemothA small group of hardcore gamers with the modest goal of bringing craftsmanship and originality back to the game industry. Now in full development of their third title, BattleBlock Theater.
92The Gaming InvasionNo information available. Criteria too general.
93The Guildhall at SMUOffers certificate programs in digital game development. Supports the independent games movement by providing aspiring game developers the opportunity to showcase their skills, break into the game business, and launch their careers to the next level.
94The Tap LabThe Tap Lab is a social mobile gaming company that bring daydreams to life through the creation of games that spark the imagination and seamlessly integrate with today’s fast-paced mobile lifestyle. TapCity, the new mobile game from The Tap Lab.
95THQProvides interactive experience across multiple media platforms. Emphasizing innovation and quality, and by partnering with the most creative people in the entertainment industry.
96Tin Man GamesTin Man Games is a video games studio based in Melbourne, Australia. ‘Frootrees’ is Tin Man’s fun and funky range of froot picking games
97Torn Banner StudiosNewly formed videogame development company that aims to bring deep passion and full immersion to its game. It plans to revolutionize the gaming industry with unique titles, innovations, and genre blending ideas.
98TrapdoorNo information available. Criteria too generic. Results are conflicting.
99Turtle BeachA pioneer in the synthesizer, software and network audio device marketplace for more than 3 decades.It designs, manufactures and markets high quality, competitively-priced audio peripherals for video game consoles and personal computers.
100Tweak FootwearIt is a sport inspired, lifestyle footwear and clothing brand of the 21st century. At Tweak our shoes are designed by your ideas. Help customize our shoes’ designs with Rhett&Link and people around the world.
101Twisted Pixel Games, LLCTwisted Pixel is an independent studio that specializes in character-driven, original IP titles that shake up what games are all about. Memorable characters, creative gameplay, and impressive presentation is their main focus.
102Uber Entertainment inc.Is a privately held video game development company. It has a veteran team of developers, that focuses on combining innovative gameplay with state of the art technology.
103Ubisoft EntertainmentUbisoft is a leading international developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products. Its studios is second largest in-house development staff in the world with 24 studios in 17 countries .
104Udon EntertainmentIs a studio of Asian-influenced comic book creators that provides creative services to the entertainment industry.The company is a publisher of comic books, graphic novels, and art books, as well as English editions of Japanese manga and Korean manhwa titles.
105UtilikitsHandmade Men’s Casual Kilts, Utility Kilts, and Non-Traditional Kilts in a variety of colors and styles.
106UTV Ignition & True GamesA leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment. The company’s highly-anticipated first-person-shooter, Reich, remains in development and is now being developed.
107Valve SoftwareIt creates several of the world’s most award-winning games, Valve is also a developer of leading-edge technologies including the Source® game engine and Steam®, the premier online gaming platform.
108VIDEO GAMES NEW YORKIs an independent videogame store. Internationally known for their unique collection of video game systems and games, american and imports.
109Wacom TechnologyThe world’s leading manufacturer of pen tablets, interactive pen displays, and digital interface solutions.
110WB / TurbineThe world’s premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine has created some of the most popular and exciting game worlds on the Internet, like the award-winning Asheron’s Call®, Dungeons & Dragons Online™: Stormreach™, and The Lord of the Rings Online™: Shadows of Angmar™.
111Western DigitalA long-time leader in hard drive technology designs and manufactures the #1 selling internal and external hard drives and award-winning media players and network drives.
112Wizards Of The CoastA publisher of games, primarily based on fantasy and science fiction themes. The company popularized the collectible card game genre with Magic: The Gathering in the mid-1990s, acquired the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing game by purchasing the failing company TSR, and experienced tremendous success by publishing the licensed Pokémon Trading Card Game.
113Wooden PixelCreators of the Serentripity iPhone game
114XtendPlayRevolutionary video game controller enhancement XtendPlay helps blur the line between gamer and controller. By virtue of its being a literal extension of the controller, it allows the controller to feel more like an extension of the gamer.
115yyrGamesProduces high-quality arcade-style games, available for purchase on Xbox LIVE Indie Games.
116Zalman USADevelops and provides aftermarket desktop computer products with primary focus on cooling enhancement. Introduced to the computer industry the concept of ‘noiseless computing’.
117Zombie Ear GearOffer a range of products including custom molded earbud/bluetooth attachments, custom molded ipod/mp3 player earbuds and custom ear protection. Custom molded earphones we solve all the problems that are associated with safety, affordability, quality of sound and comfort in your earphones.
118ZOTAC USAIs one of the largest producers of NVIDIA VGA and motherboard solutions worldwide. It deliver superb, high quality NVIDIA graphic solutions to the industry.
119GamewrightProducers of family board and card games.




Trask is a long-time gamer, world traveler and history buff. He hopes that his scribblings will both inform and advance gaming as a hobby.

2 thoughts on “Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East Vendor and Exhibitor Site List 2011

  • March 8, 2011 at 5:40 am

    G4TV is still in business? I haven’t heard a word from them since DirectTV dropped them from the lineup.

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