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28 Dec The Videogame Arts Around the World

As the last post recapped, we were pretty busy in Toronto in 2015. One of the things that keeps us inspired is seeing what other people are doing in the videogame arts community internationally -- it shows us that we're part of a growing movement of collectives...

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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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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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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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01 Nov November’s Nearby Nonsense: Event Roundup

Good news: you’ve survived this Halloweekend’s crush of candy-hungry children and clawed your way through election night Trudeau memes. That’s all in the past now, so fulfill that insatiable need for indie game events, socials and launches with November’s digest.  Oh yeah: watch out for...

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19 Oct [Spotlight Game] Home

Every month, Hand Eye members get a free indie game along with their free-range organic sacrificial goat. We’re getting creepy with October’s game of the month, Benjamin Rivers’ Home. You can snag it at homehorror. HOME AND THE ART OF MEMORY Home is where the heart is....

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