If you've been following our twitter feed you know this has been the year of indie game events here in Toronto, the Hand Eye Society has ended up being wildly more successful then any of us expected and there have been a ton of side projects and events spawned by it. If you're in Toronto two events are coming up in the next few days that are well worth attending:
Tomorrow night (Oct 16) is the gala event for START a celebration of independent games at the Ontario Collage of Art and Design. They've been showing a huge number of independent games from around the world all week in a great space on big projected screens. We probably won't be there due to being in the last week of grant writing hell (Canada's grants are awesome. Writing hundred plus page submissions, not so much) but a new build of Cephalopod's Co-op Cottage Defense will be there and projected huge! The space they have is amazing and it's well worth checking out even if you miss the gala.
As part of START the folks at Gamercamp put together this great trailer on the local indie scene.
It's part of a bigger project they're working on. I'm really looking forward to seeing what they make from all the interviews they've been doing.
The Indie Showcase
On Saturday (Oct 18) my friend Alex from Golden Gear Games is holding the Indie Showcase with live music, presentations from local indie developers, more games to play and, weather permitting, games projected outside on a 40 foot wall! Info on the event here. We will not be attending, again due to what will by then be a full blown grantpocalypse . However Night Balloonists and Cephalopod's Co-op Cottage Defense will be playable.
More events coming soon (and eventually more development vids I freaking promise!).