Inspired by the artxgame projects in Los Angeles and San Francisco, TIFF Nexus’ Comics vs Games creative jam, led by Miguel Sternberg from the Hand Eye Society, has developed five inspiring game collaborations between nationally and internationally renowned independent comic and game creators. Each team is made up of one comic creator and one indie game developer, and the results are highly polished, multiplayer, jam-scale games along with limited edition prints for each game.
These innovative and unique games will be exhibited/showcased at three separate venues:
Miguel Sternberg is a veteran of Toronto’s indie game scene. He is one half of Spooky Squid Games, a former co-founder of Capybara Games and helps run The Hand Eye Society a videogame arts and culture group. His pixel art has enriched the movie Crank, the back cover of Scott Pilgrim Gets it Together, the web game Legends of Zork, as well as countless unplayable cellphone games based on major movie franchises. He is currently working on They Bleed Pixels, a fast-paced, gothic lo-fi, platforming beat’em up.