As you may have noticed, we are not
at Digifest this year.
They were unable to provide space, as other exhibits took priority.
While this has delayed the arcade, it has by no means stopped it.
We expect to hold an amazing arcade in early 2013, thanks for your patience!
Regardless, you have a bizzay week ahead of you...
Play TOJam7 classic Bomb Squad: Seconds Left
Underneath my terrible guest voicework lies a game that tries to be funny... and succeeds
While a dash buggy, rather finicky, and slightly obtuse - the solid gold death scenes will keep you charmed until the end.
2 year Jammer / 2 baby Dad Owen Goss
just released iPad only game Finger Tied
It asks you to move multiple fingers in different directions
, which looks simple yet mind bending.
Bonus: the multiplayer looks less awkward than obstinately sexy Fingle
European Rainbow Training
(started life at TOJam 7), was an 2012 IndieCade Official Selection
4 players stare down at a tablet, each with their own gravity orientation.
The game is genius, and can be played at Darkcade Saturday Oct. 20 10:30pm.
Toronto After Dark film festival starts today
and comes with a Darkcade
TOJam organizer Alex Bethke
has put together a stellar lineup of games
Every night features 2 new games, including Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
and Hotline Miami
Saturday (Oct. 21),
and features Mr. Ghosty's DIY Games Room
Inside you will find 2 Torontrons
(containing some TOJam gems), board games, and the outspoken yet quite talented Anna Anthropy
I'll forgive the board games.
Archive, Memoria Technica
is an upcoming and rather nice looking twinstick, with a story that just might tie everything together.
The devs are old school focussed, and the results are impressive. Did they learn that from TOJam?
, a collaboration between Jim Munroe
and Matt Hammill
, started life at TOJam 7.
It breaks text adventure constraints (a tasteful sprinkling of colour, sound and graphics), while keeping its soul.
Play it now
, before it cleans up at the Interactive Fiction Competition.
is a charming puzzle game by genre jumping, TOJam loving Michael Todd.
You try to fit a bunch of tetris shaped pieces into a grid, forming a living garden.
JayIsGames loved it
If you're a fan of puzzle games, that's all you need to hear.
Tower of the Gorillion
, borned at TOJam 7, is waiting for your vote on Steam Greenlight.
Unique gameplay, dense pixel art, nostalgia modernized. Don't take my word for it, play the demo
TOJam pillar Steven Circuiton has the proven ability
to make this something seriously special.
Have you seen Probablity 0 + Friends
It's a stark "rogue" platformer that doles out rewards beyond measure - if you can handle them.
While I can't, the laser sharp controls ensure I keep trying.
(from TOJam 6),
was a multiplayer favourite at Gamercamp
aesthetic is slightly off and slightly disturbing, in a way you can't plan for.
It reminds me of Muscle March
which means you're immediately buying this when it's released, or running for the hills.
Did they learn that from TOJam?
I'm assuming you bought They Bleed Pixels
and Sound Shapes
Each one a labour of love, each one made in Toronto, each one pursuing a unique vision.
It's hard to believe they were all released
in the last 4 months,
and easy to believe some couldn't attend TOJam.
Did you know that GetSet's Derek just had a baby,
Nick is going to have a baby, and Rob & Tessa are getting married (to each other)? Everyone's growing up!
Fact: Serena is the cutest daughter I ever had.