Event

18 Nov WordPlay Fest Pics and Showcase Links

On Saturday we had over 200 people attend the inaugural WordPlay Festival of Writerly Games. The Toronto Reference Library was an amazing venue -- where better to celebrate games with a strong writing component than the country's largest public reference library? The "Where Prose Meets Play" panelists...

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07 Nov WordPlay Schedule, Announcements, a Brick Sandwich

Coincidentally, WordPlay is happening the day after the Playstation 4 release. Unlike the latest-and-greatest console, our festival of writerly games features more polysyllables than polygons. We have recently confirmed that Miguel Sternberg will be hosting the in-discussion-with portion of the festival, as well as that we...

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27 Oct Gamercamp Starts This Friday!

Jaime Woo from Gamercamp writes: Gamercamp is celebrating its fifth year (!!!) and it's going all out! First, there are three awesome visiting guest speakers coming in from Vancouver, Quebec City, and even from down under in Melbourne. Catch Nels Anderson (Mark Of The Ninja), Jill Murray...

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25 Oct Free Copies of Kentucky Route Zero

As you know from our previous announcements, one of the exciting formats we're trying with the writerly games WordPlay Festival on Sat. Nov 16th is a book club-style discussion of the magical realist point-and-click adventure game, Kentucky Route Zero (screenshots below). Not only are the creators...

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13 Oct A Live Video Game Comedy Show

Stephanie writes: It’s an all-out melee as Toronto’s finest comedians take on their favourite video games -- both classic & current -- LIVE on the Comedy Bar stage. This unique show gives gamers a chance to see some of Toronto's funniest folks chat and improvise scenes based...

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20 Jul Team Vector and VideoFag present Queer Arcade!

Team Vector X VideoFag: Queer Arcade. July 27-28 @ VideoFag 187 Augusta Avenue, Toronto, Canada 12pm-10pm both days. Queer Arcade is a curatorial collaboration between game art curatorial collective Team Vector and the Toronto exhibition space VideoFag, which addresses the theme of queerness in video games. On July 27-28, Queer Arcade will take over VideoFag,...

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19 Jun Torontaru One

  Mourning the end of the Hand Eye Socials? This new event announcement will cheer you up! Marie-Christine Bourdua and Kris Piotrowski write: This is the beginning of a new age...

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15 Jun IGDA Toronto Rant and Rave Night

Ryan Creighton from IGDA Toronto writes: A Free-Wheeling Grab-bag of Microtalks Starring YOU! Join us Tuesday June 25th at 7pm, in room 190 at OCADU for a reprisal of our Open Mic Night sessions.  Hosted by the indomitable Andy Smith, this year's Rant and Rave Night will feature...

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