Archive for September, 2012
Hosts: Arthur Marris
Episode 28 of the Toronto Indie Guys includes special guest Chris Demelo, a games journalist for the website Bonus Level. Chris and I talk about his time at Bonus Level, and how he got involved within the Toronto game development community. We also discuss fermium, based on the upcoming IGDA Toronto event coming this Tuesday, September 25th – also a list of upcoming AAA, and independent games. The episodes finishes with us talking about Spy Party.
During the time of recording, we missed the post for the Toronto Skillswap this Friday – it’s called ‘Introduction to Rendering 3D Asssets for 2D Games’, and you can find it here.
Date Recorded: 23/09/2012
Guys With Pencils
Penny Arcade Expo
Dames Making Games – Jeuly
Hand Eye Society
George Brown College
Get Set Games
Indie Go Go
Halo 1, 2, 3, 4, CE Anniversary
League of Legends
Team Fortress 2
Monday Night Combat
Super Smash Bros
Street Fighter 4
Dead Space 2
Mass Effect 1, 2, 3
Final Fntasy 7
Metal Gear Solid 1, 2, 3, 4
Grand Theft Auto
Music: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo OST
Hosts: Arthur Marris, Max Brown
Episode 27 of the Toronto Indie Guys includes special guest Shawn McGrath from ][, and also the creator of ‘Dyad‘ – a tunnel racing puzzle shooting PSN game. It was released on July 17 2012, and we were luckily to ask some questions about it. In this EP we discuss the various aspects of Dyad, and go into an in-depth discussion on interaction in game, and how it tells a good narrative/story.
Look out for Shawn at Gamercamp 2012! You can buy Dyad on the PSN, and look out for the PC release later this year, or next.
Here’s the link to the Eventbrite for DMG night September 21 – http://dmgsocial.eventbrite.ca/?ebtv=C
Date Recorded: 20/09/2012
Mary Jane McPhee
Dames Making Games (DMG)
AMD-York U Game Development Camp
It’s a Start Contest
Sony (American, Japan, Europe)
LifeTimes: The Game of Reminiscence
Shadow Of Colossus
Music: Moonloop – Porcupine Tree / Sounds of Earth – High Skies / Clouds – No Sound
Just today, Dork Shelf provided an awesome article by Eric Weiss about TIFF Nexus, and how games were brought to the film fest.
Check out the TIFF Nexus Mini-Arcade on display at the Metro Hall Rotunda (55 John St.) across from the TIFF Bell Lightbox Theatre. It runs throughout the festival, and includes a list of local games made over the past year. It’s free!
TIFF Nexus has been doing an awesome job showing an official gaming presence at the TIFF. They’ve produced/held/showcased:
ALSO CHECK OUT RENGA, a one hundred player co-op game being shown at TIFF September 14th, and 15th! More info in the Dork Shelf article!
Hosts: Arthur Marris, Max Brown
Episode 26 has Alex Bethke (@MrAlexBethke) on the show to talk everything TOJam 2012, Toronto After Darkcade, and Golden Gear Games. Over the years, he’s had a huge influence on the Toronto game development community – learn how it all started with Golden Gear Games! Unfortunately we couldn’t have the other half of Golden Gear – Andrew Traviss (@andrewtraviss) on the show. He was one of the core participants, and founders of TOJam. You’ll hear him on an episode soon! Golden Gear Games extended it’s programming services to two games released recently: Mr. Dreamer, and WorldAlpha Sniper.
Check out Alex Bethke at the next Toronto Skillswap event this Friday: Staying Afloat, Staying Alive, A Panel Discussion.
Date Recorded: 09/09/2012
Adventure Time Game Jam
Toronto Global Game Jam
Spooky Squid Games
Social Game Universe
Toronto After Dark Film Festival
HRD Coffee Shop
They Bleed Pixels
Night of the Cephalopods : Co-op Cottage Defence
Music: Pixel Junk – Eden Original Soundtrack