OMG a wild Dirty Rectangles Anniversary-Party-Plus-Show-And-Tell-Bonanza appears!!
We emerge, frozen, invigorated, hairy, and (some of us… ahem) recovering from a two week pokemon binge. It’s a new year! And we have yet to mess up the spelling of 2-0-1-4, which must be some sort of eldritch sign that things will be going a-ok. But before we start with the new, we must first reflect on the past! Twelve months of videogames lie behind us and we dare not forget there impacts on us. Join us for a night of discussion and introspection about the games that enlightened us and changed us for the better or worse this last year. Resident Rectangles will walk you through some of the titles you might have missed and regale you with stories about doing maximum damage to such-and-such with a magic thinger-dinger. There will be lots of “oooh”s and “aaah”s. You’re welcome to join in also! Tell us about the games you loved and unloved in 2013.
One more time around the Sun, friends!
It’s the last Show and Tell of the year! Next month we’ll be busy building snow forts and drinking eggnog so this is our shot to party before the new year! Lets do it right!
No presenters. No problems. All open floor.
In true last minute October fashion, allow us to remind you that we are TOTALLY GETTING TOGETHER TOMORROW NIGHT FOR AN AWESOME GOOD TIME! There, okay. Consider that exclaimed from the mountain tops up high. We are meeting tomorrow, and we want you to be there.
Lets take a break from the usual here and talk about awesome Charity events that are brewing for the month of October! Both events are being orginized by Louis-Nicolas Dozois, local board game designer and game developer at Ottawa studio BitHeads! Louis plans to support the charity Actua with funding raised from these events. You can read more about Actua over on their website. The first charity event will be based around locally created multiplayer games, and the 2nd will be a good ol’ fashion board game night! Neat!
Hit the jump for more details!!
We’re back after a month away from our Show and Tells! Did you miss us? We were pretty lonely without all your fine faces. So lets get together okay?!
Once again, it is time.
Summer, that dastardly (and terribly dashing) villain, has stricken us with the Lazy-Hazy once again! Curse you summer! You and your sun-soaked golden blonde hair. Your pedigree for the extreme and water based activities. Your musical inhibitions and zest for the unexpected. Your siren call. You’ve done us in once again. If we didn’t love you so much, we’d tell you once for. But alas…
Month by month we’re getting closer to the sweet sweet embrace of the hot summer sun. We propose this summer shall be the summer of many great outdoor adventures! Frolicking in the streets, and picnic’s in the tall grass, short-shorts, and such. Hey, since you’re outside and away from your computer, how about we make this the summer of videogames bestest best friend, board games! And we’re going to kick it off with a special monthly meetup dedicated to these physical contraptions. Come check it out!
We’re continuing our Spring Cleanup Series this month with a special focus on Sound and Music! We got some serious audio pros in this city and three of them will be presenting this month, showing you some tricks and lessons when dealing with audio in games. Audio is a vastly underlooked aspect of game making, but no more!! We’ll chat about the importance of audio, and you’ll come out of it with some new tools under your belt, or at least an appreciation for the craft of sound design.