Wordplay Event – Sat. Nov. 16

A free one-day festival celebrating the most interesting uses of writing and words in contemporary games.
Saturday, Nov. 16th from 12-5pm
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St. at Bloor

Presented by The Toronto Hand-Eye Society
and Toronto Public Library

What do writerly videogames look like? Come check out our showcase and play 20+ examples. Sometimes they’re mostly text on a screen, like Anna Anthropy’s twisted And the Robot Horse You Rode in On. Sometimes they’re gorgeously illustrated with prose inspired by magical realism and Flannery O’Connor, like Kentucky Route Zero. In Actual Sunlight, you battle depression as an RPG character. In Forumwarz, you can get into a war of words with virtual trolls on the web. In The Yawhg you decide what to do in the brief time before your town meets its doom. In Cart Life you have to remember when to pick up your kid from school after slinging coffee all day.

For full details, visit http://handeyesociety.com/wordplay/.

– Chris @ The Beguiling