Lee Tusman and I brought our traveling exhibition Punk Arcade to the Vector Festival in Toronto.
The third iteration of Punk Arcade Ontario College of Art and Design and featured:
Pan Man (Major Bueno)
Problems… (Ilya Zarembsky)
Martian Middle School Dance (Benedict Fritz)
Distribution of Wealth (Michael Wilde)
Pale Machine (Ben Esposito)
Eat Yr Tears (Jason Corace)
Hug Punx (Merritt Kopas)
Rasputin Consulting Agency (Simon Wiscombe)
Rob Ford Crack-Smoking Mayor Pong (Danielle Guevara)
About Punk Arcade:
Punk Arcade is a traveling DIY games exhibit presenting works that are independent, minimal, offbeat, and sometimes gritty. All the featured games have been constructed rapidly, by one person or a small team, outside of the AAA world of mainstream videogames. These works are the product of increased access to game-making software tools which have opened up the field of game-making to publics who had previously never had the necessary skills. These new designers, or “video game zinesters” (as dubbed by game designer Anna Anthropy), are shifting the pre-existing paradigm for the creation and distribution of games by creating radical work that can be distributed online for free.