Technoculture, Art and Games (TAG) is an interdisciplinary centre for research/ creation in game studies and design, digital culture and interactive art


Mar 06, 2014 - Mar 08, 2014


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As part of the Montreal Joue Game FestivalThe Technoculture, Art and Games Research Centre, will be hosting an event featuring curated experimental games and board games, as well as other activities centered on DIY creation.

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Arcade 11 is a 3 day DIY Arcade and open house, hosted by TAG during the Montreal Joue Festival. It will feature a variety of activities including board games, papercraft, 3D printing demos, micro talks and a video game arcade charting DIY and experimental game creation from creators from Montreal and beyond.

We invite you to visit Arcade 11, and come Play, Make, and Discuss the role of video games and maker culture, with game makers, artists and researchers affliliated with TAG.

For more info on the featured games visit:

>> WHEN?
Thursday,  March, 6, 2014 11am-5pm
Friday, March 7, 2014 11am-5pm
Saturday, March 8, 2014 11am-5pm

Concordia University, TAG Research Center
SGW Campus – EV Building, 11th Floor 11.725
1515 St-Catherine West /  Metro Guy-Concordia


TAG lab is hosting a variety of activities each day during Arcade 11, below you will find our schedule of events. Come explore independent game and technology creation!

>> DIY Video Game Arcade

March 6,7,8. 11am-5pm
(public event)
Featuring DIY and experimental video games, controllers and more!

>> TAG Research Centre OPEN HOUSE

March 6,7,8. 11am-5pm
(public event)
Featuring curated indie board games, 3D Printing demonstrations,
papercraft arcade machine creation and more!

>> MAKE YOUR OWN 2D Video Game Workshop! (in French)

March 6 and March 8. 2pm-4pm
(Requires pre-registration)
TAG researcher Sylvain Payen will be offering two introductory workshops in video game design. In these workshops, parents and children will be taught how to make their own 2D platform game (similar to Super Mario), using easy to use game making software called Construct 2. Space for these workshops are limited, and participants must register in advance.
To Register for this workshop, please visit the Montreal Joue Registration Page.


March 8. 6pm.
(private event)
Featuring micro-talks by TAG Researchers: An opportunity for people  to see some of the cutting edge research taking place from TAG members and the Montreal Indie Scene.