Dad By The Sword: swords, hot dogs, and jean shorts

Dad By The Sword

Resting near the center of the Indie Minibooth (a satellite of the Megabooth) at PAX East last weekend was a game that made us laugh more than anything else at PAX—Dad By The Sword: Swordplay Simulation Tactics. Rocketgames, the three-person developer out of Washington state, is mostly known for its iOS efforts, but it's come out swinging with an insane premise for its first PC-first game.

To learn more about how the combination of dads, blades, hot dogs and jean shorts add up, I spoke with Rocketcat's Kepa Auwae on the show floor. Later, he drew a hot dog for me on a very expensive ASUS laptop that one of you will eventually win. This is my job sometimes.

Evan Lahti
Global Editor-in-Chief

Evan's a hardcore FPS enthusiast who joined PC Gamer in 2008. After an era spent publishing reviews, news, and cover features, he now oversees editorial operations for PC Gamer worldwide, including setting policy, training, and editing stories written by the wider team. His most-played FPSes are CS:GO, Team Fortress 2, Team Fortress Classic, Rainbow Six Siege, and Arma 2. His first multiplayer FPS was Quake 2, played on serial LAN in his uncle's basement, the ideal conditions for instilling a lifelong fondness for fragging. Evan also leads production of the PC Gaming Show, the annual E3 showcase event dedicated to PC gaming.