HEY TORONTO: THIS FRIDAY, VISIT THE HAND EYE SOCIETY’S ROGUELIKE SOCIAL
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A reminder for all our Toronto indie friends and an update for those that might not have yet seen: this Friday, December 7th will see the latest meetup of the city’s Hand Eye Society — the progenitors of hyper-local indie game meetups — with a series of talks on the subject of roguelikes.
On hand will be N+ co-creator Raigan Burns of Metanet, who’ll discuss how the genre’s “minimalist proceduralism inspired indie hits like Spelunky” and debunk the myth that it “introduced the notion of permadeath as an antidote to the poisonous excess of infinite lives” with his “trademark intensi-passion”.
Metanet’s also brought in Kornel Kisielewicz from his native Poland to discuss DoomRL, his conversion of id’s classic first-person-shooter into a top-town turn-based spacebase-crawler, with pixels by none other than Spelunky creator Derek Yu.
Everything kicks off at 7pm at Toronto’s Monarch Tavern, and we desperately hope someone’s got an iPhone camera handy with a little tripod to bring us video after the event.
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