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Gold
a game about bouncing
Silver
Debugger
Puce
Seas of Cheese
 
Cause and Effect
Cheese Blaster Extreme
Cheese Beats
Cheese is WAR
CheeseWARS!
Choon
Colour
Cowgirl & Gospelboy
Crowd Control
Der Baron von Cheese
 
Feed HIM!
flowers of error
Goats  Amor้
Happy Goat Lucky
Here Be Dragons
Hot Potato Advanced
Lactose Intoler-ANTS!
The Last Piece
lightspeed
MoonCHEESEMoney
 
Mouse Mouse Evolution
Mousestrap Mania
The Office Party
Office Smash
Rat Race
The Scourge
Signal
Super Cheese Repulser
Titanic Pinball
Tractus Blaseus
 
Triple Threat Floaty
TOJam #3     May 9 - 11, 2008
125 People. 34 Completed Games. 1 Valiant Attempt.

CELEBRATE!!! Time to Play!

Not only were a ton of games produced, but the percentage of good games actually increased. Pages that describe all 34 games are listed on the left, or you can use the new Game Finder. All 34 games are totally free with no strings attached (no spyware, adware, registration or crap). If the game supports it (Flash or Unity based), you can play it immediately online! The creativity, technical savvy, humour, and sheer variety on display will bring a smile to your sad, wrinkled face.

Games were required to relate to the cheese theme, display the Goat-on-a-Pole image, and play the TTC subway sound. Most games made inventive use of these requirements, keep an eye open for how they were fulfilled.

Almost everyone took advantage of the Friday 10am early bird start. Since the deadline was Sunday @ 8:00pm, Jammers had 3 FULL days (and 2 sleepless nights) to produce a masterpiece. Repeat Jammers (almost everyone came back from TOJam #2) are getting better at handling the deadline constraint. Additionally, almost everyone improved their game after the jam for the public TOJam Arcade. These factors help explain why this year's output is so phenomenal.

For the most part, the best TOJam #3 games took way more than 3 days to create... and that's fine by us. TOJam is interested in producing great games, not games that are great because they were made in 3 days. The insane deadline is only meant as motivation. You will always download/play the most recent version of the game. If there is an earlier version, it can be found in the History section, and will be labelled 1.0. For Flash games, it's really quick and interesting to compare the two.

Creating these game pages took an unbelievable amount of work. Huge thanks to Shawn McGrath, Polly Lee, Robert Segal, and Emilie McGinley for spending many hours helping me. Updating the site is my job, and they cut my work in half. I'd also like to thank the Jammers that held off posting their games until these pages were ready. Your understanding and support is much appreciated, now spread the word!

Fun Facts
3 days. 125 Game Makers. 1 Administrator. 3 Volunteers.
29 Teams. 11 Standalone Developers.
4 Graphic Floaters. 3 Sound Floaters.
34 Games Produced. 1 Incomplete. 5 Killed in Action.
1 TOJam Arcade.
19 Games - The World's Biggest Game Jam.

People's Choice Awards

During closing celebrations, sleep deprived Jammers play the games that were created, and nominate the three they feel best represent TOJam to the world. The awards ensure that games that did not realize their potential are introduced to the public later, once they've had a chance to see what can be accomplished. Prepare to have your expectations blown away.


Gold
a game about bouncing
Tons of polish, stylzied graphics, a soundtrack that elevates the gameplay, and an original mechanic that takes time to master. Incredible.
a game about bouncing - Shawn McGrath
Silver
Debugger
A unique & brilliant use of the keyboard, crisp detailed graphics, a variety of levels and enemies, and a Super Nintendo style soundtrack. Extremely fun.
Debugger - Team AnyKey
Puce
Seas of Cheese
Art and animation on par with Disney, innovative use of the Rockband drum controller, bound together with a sense of humour. Well done.
Seas of Cheese - Team Awesomo


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While these games are indeed mind blowing, more than half of this year's games would make great ambassadors. Check out all 34 games, and see whether you agree.

The Peanut Gallery

June 25, 2008 7:25:11 AM

First TOJam Comment Ever!
ummm... I like the games?

harkejuice
June 25, 2008 7:53:48 PM

killer site!

Jin
June 26, 2008 12:37:16 AM

so much work  gone in to the site.... how many sleepless nights?!  awesome job!

June 26, 2008 6:12:03 AM

Well done guys, from all of us at 'DundeeJam'. Some really interesting stuff!

Pinball with a human ball, that concept needs to be expanded!

Stu

Quentin Preik
June 27, 2008 7:47:13 AM

Wow, so much work into those pages...did you hold a page jam??  Most appreciated, great stuff guys!

June 29, 2008 5:35:33 PM

>Wow, so much work into those pages...did you hold a page jam??  >Most appreciated, great stuff guys!

Actually Quentin. We did have a page jam although Jim McGinley definitely put in the most work for all the pages.  Send him your kudos and thanks!  It certainly turned out to be a great site.

July 5, 2008 11:57:37 AM

It looks like the games were amazing this year! You guys are awesome! Keep it up!  Sorry I couldn't make it :-( .

April 15, 2009 11:20:16 AM

I love video games. I cant stop shooting the aliens on the screen!!!

April 20, 2009 3:14:44 PM

Soo..... a registration form would be great!

 

XP

April 20, 2009 4:23:49 PM

i second this motion

Andrew Traviss
April 20, 2009 7:44:55 PM

 Any time now :P

April 21, 2009 11:14:40 AM

Registration?

April 21, 2009 1:43:35 PM

I`ve been refreshing the page every 5 seconds. If this isint fixed soon I may have to get up and go to the washroom, not in my pants this time....

Chris Murphy
April 21, 2009 3:41:41 PM

The suspence is killing me....

HIGH FIVE!
April 21, 2009 7:43:23 PM

I'm so excited. I can hide it pretty well however, because I am good at things like that.

HIGH FIVE!
April 21, 2009 7:44:11 PM

I would also like to ask how Chris (High Five up there) managed to write a post, I know for a fact that he can't add.

April 21, 2009 8:23:34 PM

TOJam 4!! WOOO!!

 

 

April 22, 2009 10:25:57 AM

Can`t add what!

April 22, 2009 4:37:41 PM

how can it be NaN away, thats forever, or not at all

April 23, 2009 10:52:00 AM

> how can it be NaN away, thats forever, or not at all

The timer unfortunately doesn't seem to work in anything but IE.

jakel168
January 3, 2010 9:28:58 PM

 Darn... I've been yearning for this sorts of events to be in my country for a long time...