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Thunderbird Strike

Elizabeth LaPensée | CANADA | 2017 | Game

Digital Media Art+Cade
2nd Floor, TIFF Bell Lightbox

Thursday, October 19 to Saturday, October 21

This game is only available to play onsite at the Digital Media Art+Cade during the Festival.


In the 2D sidescroller game, fly from the Tar Sands to the Great Lakes as a thunderbird protecting Turtle Island with powerful lightning against the snake that threatens to swallow the lands and waters whole. This game is a companion work to the animation of the same name which is also in this year’s Festival.


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Elizabeth LaPensée, Ph.D. is an award-winning writer, designer, and artist of games, comics, transmedia, and animation. She is Anishinaabe, Métis, and Irish, living near the Great Lakes as an Assistant Professor of Media & Information and Writing, Rhetoric & American Cultures at Michigan State University.