Author: Al Donato

01 Mar March’s Magnificent Meetings: Event Round-up

  Hello supersonic groundhogs! It’s… Spring? We’re officially in the month of warily unzipping our coats, slush invading our footwear, and having no idea how to dress for the sometimes sunny, sometimes disgusting weather. Enjoy the mildly offensive season while heading to all these local indie...

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18 Feb [Spotlight Game] Starseed Pilgrim

We feature a Toronto game every month, and this month the spotlight goes to Starseed Pilgrim by developer Droqen, as well as Ryan Roth, Mert Batirbaygil, and Allan Offal. And no, this ain’t a gardening simulator for pioneers in space. Begone, butter-churning planet-hopping fanatics! For...

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01 Feb FEBRUARY’S FOOLISH FUMBLINGS: EVENT ROUND-UP

Howdy charlatans! January blues are bebopping away, ushering in February foolishness. We turn to groundhog for weather predictions, Shoppers Drug Mart for Valentine gifts, New Year happens all over again and we’re all sheepish about it. Plus, at some point, the Christ-leaning among us gouge...

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18 Jan [Spotlight Game] Everyday Shooter

Greetings fellow sleeper agents, this month’s spotlight game is Everyday Shooter by Jonathan Mak. For Hand Eye members, your Steam Key comes at the low price of absolutely nothing. Not a member? To join, head here! Everyday Shooter And The Art Of Stripping   You’re a white...

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15 Dec [Spotlight Game] They Bleed Pixels

Every month, card-carrying Hand Eye members get a free videogame, if you’re into that sort of thing I guess. This month’s spotlight and accompanying essay is on Spooky Squid Games’ They Bleed Pixels, available to yank on Steam. They Bleed Pixels and the Art of Blood As...

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29 Nov Game Curious At Glendower

[embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vpjaWxyyU4[/embed] Video by Brian Bernard. This is what I remember after playing and making videogames with kids for 12 weeks: Smushing pizza slices with our fingers. Kids shooting their hands up, ready to say how to save Drake, held hostage atop the CN Tower by Rob Ford and...

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20 Nov [Spotlight Game] Osmos

[Sorry for being tardy to the party folks. Your friendly neighbourhood game reviewer was pulled into doing coverage on recent international terrorist attacks. We hope everyone reading this and your loved ones are safe.] Hand Eye members get a metric ton of perks, among them a free...

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