October 18-26, 2012 - 9 Nights Of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies!

2012 Festival

The Darkcade - 2012 Indie Video Game Showcase

Toronto After Dark is proud to announce the complete schedule for the inaugural Darkcade our first-ever horror, sci-fi, action and cult indie video game showcase, proudly co-presented by Hand Eye Society! We were blown away by the innovation and talent on display in all the submissions we received, but after some heated debate (and some intense nights of gaming), we have selected 18 unique games , two a night, to showcase each and every night at the Pub After Dark socials on the second floor of Paupers Pub (539 Bloor Street West) that start at 11.30pm following the Toronto After Dark feature presentations at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema. Entry to Pub After Dark, including the Darkcade is free to all Ticket and Passholders attending the main film festival, but restricted to adults 19+.  Scroll on for the complete Darkcade Game Schedule, with screenshots and links to the game developers pages. 


Tales From Space: Mutant Blob Attacks
Drinkbox Studios

Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack is a side-scrolling puzzle-platformer about a grumpy mutant Blob that escapes into the world and starts eating everything around him.

Lovers in a Dangerous Space Time
Matt Hammill, Jamie Tucker

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is a 2-player co-op mini platformer within a pink Death Star which is under attack. Players need to run back and forth between ship control rooms to fight off hordes of space baddies.


Hotline Miami
Dennaton Games

A top-down mayhem filled hyper-speed semi-stealth 80’s styled game of madness and murder.


Zaratustra Productions
The Princess of the Flower Kingdom was taken by the Ghulibas of the north, and it is up to brave Zee Tee to rescue her and discover the hidden lands behind the peaceful kingdom.


They Bleed Pixels
Spooky Squid Games

They Bleed Pixels is a fast-paced, gothic lo-fi, platforming beat’em up that drips, gushes and flows.

European Rainbow Training
Kyle Dwyer

ERT forces players to question their place in the world, and where to go next. Also, it gives them another reason to push their friends.


The Yawhg
Damian Sommer, Emily Carroll

It is six weeks until The Yawhg returns. How will the town’s locals lead their lives in the meanwhile, and what will they do when the dreaded Yawhg finally arrives? The fate of a community hinges on the characters’ actions, and the decisions of their players. A beautiful multiplayer experience produced as part of the TIFF Nexus Comics vs. Games series.

Strike of Rage
Sebastien Benard

A violent story about social evolution, revenge, money and kittens. Don’t mess with Johnny Cash.


Ghost Hunters
Rocket 5 Studios

Phantomize ghosts as you are led by the beating sound of your terror filled heart.

Probability 0

Probability 0 is a brutal platformer with rogue-like elements that is constantly trying to kill you and all too happy to tell you as it is doing so.

Benjamin Rivers

Awakened by an oncoming storm, you open your eyes to discover yourself in a strange, dark room—tucked away in a house that’s not yours. As you play the game, it changes—subtly, almost imperceptibly—to reflect your perspective.

The Fourth Wall
DigiPen Team Pig Trigger

A young man leaves home gifted with the extraordinary ability to lock space and wrap around it in this deceptively simple and brilliant platformer.


DigiPen Team Wired Productions

Redemption is a co-op multiplayer FPS in which the player plays as a robot sent to destroy a menacing goo monster, “Sample 17,” a man-made experiment gone wrong that has already destroyed the entirety of humanity.

Noah Sasso

An oddly meditative mutiplayer bout of keep-up that’s part-Super Smash Brothers, part martial art ballet.


Man vs the World
DigiPen Team Mike’s Plumbing and Tile: Media Arts Division

With the collective might of the world’s armed forced against you, what is a guy named Man Lee Gunns to do? Explode everything in this exceedingly silly side-scrolling shooter that has you literally leaping from ship to ship in a testosterone-fueled reverie of cartoon violence.


In this hilarious retro parody of MacGyver, players are thrown a barrage of bomb-defusal scenarios with only twenty seconds to either disarm them or piss all over them… literally.


DigiPen Team Nitronic

The player in thrust in the neon-encrusted driver’s seat of a tricked out car worthy of SPEED RACER. Boost, jump and even fly across the race-track in this deleriously kinetic and almost balletic experimental survival racer.

DigiPen Team Awesome Shark Volcano

Just who are you, anyway? Nous will tell you. The computer analysis machine, Nous takes you on a journey into your own mind. Your responses shape the experience as the game world changes to suit your playstyle.

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