Anyone familiar with the Toronto video game scene probably knows the name Ryan Creighton. A president of Untold Entertainment, his speciality is online games designed for kids and teens. However, Creighton is also one of the most outspoken and passionate voices in the Toronto game development community. He is the kind of person who is as likely to make you think as he is to make you laugh. His industry knowledge and quick wit are immediately apparent, whether he's speaking on panel, socializing at gatherings like TOJam and Hand Eye, or writing on his always entertaining blog.
If you’ve been to any events run by Toronto’s Hand Eye Society, chances are you’ve seen Miguel Sternberg hard at work, frantically synching computers into local networks and test-driving new games built by himself and his colleagues. He’s half of the two-man team known as Spooky Squid Games.
This series of interviews will help you get to know the people who are making the Toronto video game scene what it is today. In this first part, Jonathan talks with Kris Piotrowski, co-founder and Creative Director of Toronto studio Capy Games. A Toronto studio that has come into its own over the past few years, with titles like Critter Crunch and Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes receiving critical acclaim.
Hosted by JASON “6955” DEGROOT - Conjurer of 8-bit sounds traveling from the stages of Blip Festival all the way to Grasshopper’s No More Heroes 2 soundtrack and creator of Points TV project for the 1UP Show, makes his triumphant return to Canada after ten years immersed in Japan’s video game culture. Like an ambassador of the video game age, he brings back tales of the very cool and very unique including video-game themed bars, a Nintendo museum, and other retro game-influenced happenings.
Last night Scott Pilgrim fans of all stripes—dorks, hipsters and everything in between—descended upon Toronto’s Mirvish Village for the midnight release of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s sixth and final volume in the series: Scott Pilgrim’s Finest Hour. Markham Street played host to a veritable nerd block party of epic proportions, complete with costumes, video games, rock […]
The Toronto gaming scene came together last week for the Hand Eye Society social. Not only was it an opportunity for the local game development, game journalism and enthusiast community to schmooze, but those in attendance were also treated to a preview of Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, a collaborative project from local developer Capybara […]