The retro brawler with a twist is a fresh, fun, and fascinating take on one of gaming's oldest genres.
On the first episode of PlayDead, host Gabby DaRienzo sits down with Augusto Quijano to discuss the significance of death in Mexican culture and Drinkbox's Guacamelee!
Last year, the organizers of the Toronto Comics Arts Festival (TCAF) began carving out a space for video games with the inaugural Comics vs. Games display. It went so well that they’re continuing the trend in 2013, filling out Comics vs. Games 2 with new panels, new collaborations, and – perhaps most importantly – a new location for the inaugural Bit Bazaar.
There's no wrong way to do PAX. Dork Shelfer Wesley Fok details how he did it his way at Penny Arcade's gaming wonderland in Boston.
These days, most games billed as Metroidvania don’t live up to the moniker. Enter Guacamelee!, an excellent Mexican-themed brawler that oozes 2D authenticity. The latest offering from Toronto’s DrinkBox Studios maximizes the Metroidvania concept with tight combat, intricate level design, and a colourful aesthetic that reminds players that more is not necessarily better.
For DrinkBox Studios co-founder Chris Harvey, a third-round takedown may be just around the corner with Guacamelee!
Heading to Toronto's Gamercamp this weekend? Take a look at some of the incredible games from around that world that will be playable at this weekend's event.
Next year is shaping up to be massive for Toronto video games. Gamercamp turns the spotlight on the distinctive art styles of 2013’s big three: Guacamelee, Ubisoft Toronto’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist, and Capy’s Super TIME Force.
How Toronto stepped up and became a place to make games.
We spoke with Matt Levitan, director of marketing and public relations for PlayStation Canada, about Sony’s strategy for the upcoming holiday season.
The Toronto After Dark Film Festival kicks off today, and it’s getting its first dose of games with the inaugural TAD Darckade, an indie video games showcase to run concurrently with the cult film fest.
What's not to like about blobs? Video games and globular protagonists have gone together like... well, two blobs do. Toronto-based indie developers DrinkBox Studios have been hard at work on Tales from Space: About a Blob for several years now, putting their own spin on blob-based gaming. We have been intrigued by the game ever since its appearance at Gamercamp in 2009, but had not heard much about it until last September, when it was announced that the title had become part of Sony's Pub Fund program. Now About a Blob is finally available for download on the Playstation Network, but does this platformer-puzzler live up to the gooey pedigree of its blobby forefathers?