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​​​​​​​PAX West 2022: Join Tripwire Presents for Hands-on Demos with DECEIVE INC. and Espire 2 – and Save the Date for Developer Sweet Bandits Studios DECEIVE INC. Panel on Sept. 3

indie titles DECEIVE INC. and Espire 2 to get hands-on demos, plus a Sweet Bandits Studios panel on September 3rd.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]


Tripwire Presents is the publishing division of Tripwire Interactive that focuses on releasing titles spanning multiple platforms and genres from other independent studios. Formed in 2019, Tripwire Presents has leveraged its experience and resources to bring exceptional games from talented teams to the global audience, including the award-winning medieval multiplayer first-person slasher Chivalry 2 by Torn Banner Studios. Most recently, Tripwire Presents has partnered with Sweet Bandits Studios to publish the upcoming multiplayer super-spy espionage game, DECEIVE INC. – and developer Digital Lode to publish Espire 2, the sequel to the gold standard for the virtual reality stealth genre and top-selling Oculus Quest Store game, Espire 1: VR Operative.


Hands-on Demos: Experience two extraordinary approaches to the popular stealth genre that stand in a class of their own. Each title will have their own individual playable experiences at the show, with a multiplayer demo for DECEIVE INC. from developer Sweet Bandits Studios, and an immersive single-player demo for Espire 2, the virtual reality first-person stealth title and sneaquel from developer Digital Lode. PAX West attendees and media can also look forward to exclusive swag and giveaways for both titles in the Tripwire Presents booth.

Save the date for a special panel hosted by publisher Tripwire Presents and developer Sweet Bandits Studios for DECEIVE INC. In addition to a deep dive with the developers, attendees can look forward to the chance to win fabulous prizes during the panel.

Panel: Deceive. Ambush. Extract: Discover the world of deceit & espionage in DECEIVE INC.!

Description: Tripwire Presents invites you to explore the dangerous world of DECEIVE INC. alongside developer Sweet Bandits Studios as they spin you a whirlwind tale of trickery, fame, and fortune with character walkthroughs and a behind the scenes look at their creation process, all with a demo for you to experience, available on the showroom floor.

When | Where:

Visit the Tripwire Presents booth (#209) from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 during Expo Hall hours (10:00am – 6:00pm) for DECEIVE INC. multiplayer demos and Espire 2 single-player VR demos.

Join developer Sweet Bandit Studios and publisher Tripwire Presents for the DECEIVE INC. panel on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11:00am at the Sphinx Theater, located on the third floor of the Sheraton Grand Seattle.

We’d love to see you at this year’s PAX West! To book appointments for hands-on demos of DECEIVE INC. and Espire 2 – and to reserve special seating and interview opportunities at the DECEIVE INC. panel, please write to us at [email protected].


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