Honest Ed's video game

Toronto, the video game

It may not be a video game situated entirely in Toronto, but LEPOS, on display this weekend only at Magic Pony, features familiar Toronto settings like the iconic Honest Ed's at the corner of Bloor and Bathurst as well as the nearby Spadina subway station (image below).

The arcade style game currently sits in Magic Pony's back gallery space and is on a four day loan from Toronto-based artist, illustrator and game creator Diego Bergia. His Lepos Bible, a 65 page book documenting the entire project's history, is also on sale along with some prints from the game and other video game related paraphernalia. I've also been told that the arcade game system itself might be available for $3,000.

LEPOS

The only downside is that the video game remains a prototype only (it never went into production) so you can't actually play it at Magic Pony. But it is on some sort of video loop so plenty of the screens are available for viewing.

Images courtesy of Diego Bergia


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Arts

Toronto is now home to one of the world's only Mount Rapmore murals and it's epic

This is how those glowing hearts ended up in windows all over Toronto

Someone has been painting sad faces on abandoned furniture in Toronto

Vibrant new spaces to reshape danger zones under Toronto's Gardiner Expressway

This is why 'Look at my cat' posters are plastered all over Toronto

Toronto woman wants to share the love and got a billboard to show it

Toronto museums are shutting down until at least next year

John Mulaney snubs Toronto after three missed shows and fans are furious