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Coming to SXSW? Stop by Polygon’s speakeasy arcade
Feb 2018

Coming to SXSW? Stop by Polygon’s speakeasy arcade

SXSW is an annual gathering of tech startup wunderkinds, cinephiles, and indie musicians — and for a little corner of The Belmont in downtown Austin, it’s also home to a bar-turned-speakeasy-also-turned-arcade curated by us.

Polygon’s parent company, Vox Media, is renting out The Belmont — 305 W 6th St, between Guadalupe St. and Lavaca St. — and has found room in the bar for us to set up a few games to play.

We’ve got an assortment of both classic titles and some of our favorite independent games — and bridging the gap between the two is Multibowl, the brilliant and bizarre multiplayer minigame compilation of 80s and 90s classics from Bennett Foddy (Getting Over It) and AP Thomson.

Our lineup:

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