Our Programs and Initiatives

The Hand Eye Society aims to provide local game-makers and the game curious public with inclusive, engaging media arts programming. The best way of keeping up to date with our activities is through Facebook and Twitter, as well as subscribing to our monthly newsletter. You can also support us with a paid membership or by volunteering; your contributions are greatly appreciated and help make our many activities possible!

For general inquiries, e-mail us at info@handeyesociety.com and please observe our Safer Spaces Policy when attending events.

Like a book club, with buttons! Through play and group discussion, Game Curious provides a fun, inclusive environment to explore games as an artform.

A free one-day festival celebrating the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games and interactive fiction.

The Torontrons are classic arcade cabinets retrofitted to play contemporary games by local game artists.

Music, dancing, spectacle and play join forces at our annual fancy videogame party, held at venues such as the AGO and the Masonic Temple.

Skill-building, mentorship, and training opportunities for artists, including first-time game-makers. Click here for a partial list of past, present and upcoming workshops!

Meetups and Special Events

Monthly game design meetups, partnerships and unique one-off events. Stay tuned for a partial list of highlights!

Collaborations between nationally and internationally renowned independent comic and game creators during the Toronto Comic Arts Festival.

A tag-based, online, searchable database of every Toronto game ever made. Funded by the OMDC in 2015 and 2016. Available as a rough prototype!

A webseries about Toronto’s game culture, broadcast on Bell Fibe network and via YouTube.