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24 Apr [Spotlight Game] The Yawhg

We’re here folks. The end of the line. The last episode. The Final Fantasy, for real this time. This essay is the thrilling conclusion of our Spotlight Game series, where for a year we’ve examined the vices and virtues of videogames by Toronto indie developers....

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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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25 Mar [Spotlight Game] Homo Synthetica

First things first: apologies. This month’s spotlight game is just as late as Spring. May our many hydrae heads be struck from our infinite writhing necks. Our second last spotlight game is Homo Synthetica by altopunk, a.k.a. the Frank Ocean of the Canadian game scene,...

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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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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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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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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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