The excellent (and totally free!) Toronto Comic Arts Festival(TCAF) is coming up this weekend. Unlike your typical comic event this one is all about independent creators and small press comic books from around the world. It's also really big for an indie media event, taking up two floors of the Toronto Reference Library (Yes the one where Knives and Ramona fight in Scott Pilgrim vol.2). Toronto's local indie games initiative The Hand Eye Society is setting up a booth at TCAF with a bunch of playable games and we're one of the participants. Here are the Spooky Squid Games @ TCAF specific details:
Saturday - 9am-1pm - Play "The Night Balloonists" Come play our four player one button versus game The Night Balloonists the way it was meant to be played. Location: The Hand Eye Society Booth (2nd Floor)
Saturday - 2pm-3pm - The Spirit of Indie: Where Comics Meet Video Games A panel discussion on the connection between indie comics and games with myself Scott Campbell, Jamie McKelvie and Jim Munroe. Moderated by Matthew Kumar. Location: The Pilot
Sunday - 11am-2pm - Play the prototype for "Guerrilla Gardening: Seeds of Revolution" (tentative still working out logistics) Yep! We're letting people play the prototype for Guerrilla Gardening and get a taste of it's unique stealth/strategy/planting gameplay. Being a prototype it's all elbows and sharp edges, but we figure it's a unique chance for people to try out an indie game in progress and for us to get some player feedback to make the final game even better. Location: The Hand Eye Society Booth (2nd Floor)
Hope to see those of you who can make it out!
TCAF Saturday May 8th, 9am-5pm Sunday May 9th, 11am-5pm @ Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St., Toronto, Canada Admission to TCAF is Free.