TOJam #5 - April 23 - 25, 2010
196 People! 172 Physical, 24 Remote
46 Teams, and 21 individuals created 57 playable games ...
... and 10 incomplete games
1000 Megs of Internet
210 registrations (in 8 days)
8 Game makers from Montreal, 6 Hammers (we didn't hurt them)
2 Whitbians, 1 Sunny San Fran
1 14-year-old Blender master
0 dollars out-of-pocket (first year evah)
0 dollars salary (every year)
The Official TOJam Twitter
May 3 Andrew Traviss
a TOJam veteran and OJ founder, delivers a post-mortem worthy of Gamasutra.
I played an early version of "Reentry". Learning how to control that ship was both fun and frusterating (on purpose).
When you finally achieve a Lunar Lander degree of control, you feel very smart.
Andrew's post will leave you with the most precious gift of all... words.
May 3 great great grand
Andrew Gardner and teh Andrew Gardner Group of Companies
created "Throw That Fight", a hilarious looking game I've been hearing a lot about (but did not get a chance to see).
The man does sketch comedy in real life, which is amazing.
If you've never attended TOJam, this April 24th Twitter
might convince you:
"This is a nice, reasonable group of people."
May 3 Mulling Over The Multiverse
details his not-so-good experience at TOJam #5.
"It felt to me just like constant pressure. Some may find that fun, and maybe it would have been if I had been in a team, but I was NOT digging it."
It's actually more like constant, horrendous, all consuming, nightmarish pressure.
May 3 Harry Mack
talks about sound floating!
Floaters are the unsung heroes of TOJam, and I'm glad Harry had a good time.
How hard do floaters work? Harry's first entry is Friday 3:00pm. His next entry? Sunday 11:00pm.
Note: HillBilly Willy
is my new favourite song!
Note: Harry Mack's mother's making Mary Mack marry me...
Apr 28 The Torontoist
returns to TOJam and gets the inside scoop on pizza mountain.
The ongoing coverage from the Torontoist
is truly appreciated.
Apr 28 Untold Entertainment
once again creates a pithy summary of our event.
Be sure to read his brutally honest coverage of previous jams as well (links at the bottom).
Ryan has been a huge supporter of TOJam over the years, and is Toronto's secret weapon.
Apr 28 Alex Bethke
is not only a veteran TOJammer,
but a development video maniac. He's detailing everything he went through in 18 small pieces.
The first 6 clips have been posted, and we'll post again when there's more.
Apr 28 NotSoft
is bignobody, which is about as clear as I can be.
Great writeup including huge pictures and some video to boot.
The raw data contains some priceless moments including "7:35 - Oh hell... Am I still here?" and "9:53 - Back with 3rd 2L of coke for the Jam and another 4 Vegetable Samosas."
Be sure to check out his pixel art T-shirts
Apr 26 Ludum Dare Conflict
A simple scheduling conflict with Ludum Dare
escalated into all out war
Confession: I helped escalate it.