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A Conversation with “Actual Sunlight” dev: Will O’Neill 

A Conversation with “Actual Sunlight” dev: Will O’Neill

An engaging storyteller, Will O’Neill from Toronto, has launched his critically acclaimed game, Actual Sunlight, on Steam. Actual Sunlight stares unflinchingly into the heart and mind of a man, Evan Winters, on the throes of his greatest struggle: Of depression, work, and love. Torontonians will find some recognizable and timely allusions to our city that […]

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Hate Plus: An Indie Game Review 

Hate Plus: An Indie Game Review

Christine Love’s sequel to Analogue: A Hate Story Hate Plus has gone where few other games and interactive novels have tread, and ought to be commended for putting together such an impressible scope. Read our full review…

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Jammin’ for Change – Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Gaming – Vancouver July 12-14 

Jammin’ for Change – Challenging Gender Stereotypes in Gaming – Vancouver July 12-14

iamagamer hosts its inaugural game jam – Jammin’ For Change to challenge Gender Stereotypes in the Game Industry. Vancouver, July 12-14, 2013

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IGDA Toronto: Panel Class Warfare 

IGDA Toronto: Panel Class Warfare

As post-secondary students are in the midst of completing another year of grueling finals, the International Game Developer’s Association, Toronto Chapter (IGDA Toronto) sought to question and challenge the value of higher education when it comes to game development. The key question for their April panel is whether vocational colleges and/or universities can equip the […]

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The Adventures of Rubberkid: A short anti-bullying game for kids 

The Adventures of Rubberkid: A short anti-bullying game for kids

The Adventures of Rubberkid is a short, sweet, and brightly-coloured arcade game that has bullying prevention as its central theme. It is a free webgame that is aimed at kids and the playthrough can be done in one sitting.

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Christine Love announces Hate Plus 

Christine Love announces Hate Plus

Christine Love, the prolific developer of elaborate visual novels and narrative games, has announced a sequel to her most acclaimed title, Analogue: A Hate Story. This upcoming title is called Hate Plus. Both games are set in a universe in the future where cryogenics and Artificial Intelligence are commonplace in a spaceship that generations have […]

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Indie Game Review: A Closed World from Singapore-MIT Gambit Lab 

Indie Game Review: A Closed World from Singapore-MIT Gambit Lab

Once in a while, a title appears that addresses the necessary social issues of everyday life. These are social issues that are often overlooked not only in games, but in the broader scope of popular entertainment media. A Closed World does this concisely and with a simplicity that resounds with me long after its playtime. Read the full review…

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Dear Esther – An Indie Game Review 

Dear Esther – An Indie Game Review

Dear Esther from indie developer thechineseroom is, quite simply, a sublime inspiration in experiential gameplay. It is also a game that is slippery to define because of its complexity. Read the full review…

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