Kara Stone and her tattoo artist

06 May [Video] It’s TOJam Weekend!

The annual three-day game-making extravaganza begins today! THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES is the theme of the 11th year of the Toronto Game Jam. To celebrate we're releasing two TOJam related segments from episode 2 of YYZ Gameshow, our webseries about the Toronto game community. The first one...

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22 Apr Three HES Events for the Weekend and Beyond

Spring is finally here! Why not celebrate with some videogames in social, light-filled spaces? This is a little reminder about three Hand Eye Society events coming up this weekend (and one on Tues) that you or someone you know may be interested in attending. Whether...

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28 Mar End-of-March Events and Discounts

Hey everyone! GDC (Game Developer Conference) is over and Sagan is back from San Francisco. I was on a panel called Ripple Effect: How Women-in-Games Initiatives Make a Difference which went really well; shout-outs to Dames Making Games and lots of supportive folks in the audience! While...

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19 Feb Tuesday: Game Design Video Night at LabTO!

Hey everyone, this is on short-notice but this Tuesday we are tentatively kicking off a monthly meetup of sorts (working title: Game Dialogues) where we can get together to watch game design videos, online tutorials, microtalks, and have an opportunity to hang out with old friends and...

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09 Feb Comics vs Games 2016 open submissions now live!

The Hand Eye Society is holding an open call for videogames to showcase on-site at the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (May 14th and 15th) as part of this year’s Comics vs Games 5! Comics vs Games fosters collaboration between the independent game and comic communities through a...

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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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10 Nov WordPlay 2015 Photos and Recap

WordPlay 2015 was our third year at the Toronto Reference Library, attracting over 200 people who came to experience and learn more about writerly games. Interactive fiction author and critic Emily Short began the afternoon with an introduction to why interactive fiction matters, and is satisfying to...

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Her Story screenshot

03 Nov WordPlay: Free Writerly Games Workshops and More

WordPlay 2015 is happening Saturday! Our previous update gave you a quick overview of our mainstage events, but did you know that we've got even more planned? Check it out! The WordPlay 2015 Showcase: A curated collection of 25 playable writerly games for you to enjoy in...

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