I’m excited about Gamercamp starting today. It’s a giant indie video games festival here in Toronto, running from Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday Nov. 3. It’s so big, that this year it is taking up all the floors of Hotel Ocho, located just north of Queen Street on Spadina.
From the intimate Salon Series of lectures from people in the games biz, to Friday’s all-day summit conferences, to the rollicking arcade and demo areas… there is lots to do and see for anyone even remotely interested in the indie games business, heavily influenced by the classic video games that came before. You can even get a taste of next-gen with some time on the Playstation 4.
Things that go around, come around, and in the art and sensibilities of today’s independent video games one can definitely trace a line back to classics like Williams’s Defender and Konami/Stern’s Tutankham. At Gamercamp, you can see where it all has led. Hope to see you there too.