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News 2018
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Submitting your game
May 6, 2:30pm
The Gathering has begun, send us your games!
  • THE GATHERING IS ABOUT TO BEGIN!
  • TOJam 13 is coming to a close and once again it is you, the Jammers, that make it such an amazing experience. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors who helped make this event possible. Don't forget to check them out when you have a moment. Building upon past success we're continuing to use itch.io as our game submission portal!
  • Please read our step-by-step instructions below, or email Alex (alex@tojam.ca) if you have questions or issues.

    1. Login to (or register) an itch.io account
    2. Upload your game and be sure to mark it as Public
    3. Go to the jam page: https://itch.io/jam/tojam13
    4. Click "Join" to join the jam
    5. Select your game and fill in the TOJam-specific details like team name, members, floaters, etc.
    6. Click Submit
    Click Submit SUBMISSIONS CLOSE SATURDAY MAY 12TH 2018 SO UPLOAD YOUR GAME ASAP!
    TOJam13 has started!
    May 4, 2018 10:00am
    Once again we are open for business! It's going to be another glorious weekend of making games and making friends, but mostly making games. Scratch that, it's a weekend of making games entirely. This year's theme will bring a smile to your already beautiful face


    Confirmations MOSTLY Sent!
    April 15, 2018 8:10pm
    Greetings and well met!

    Aside from floaters, everyone that can be confirmed has been confirmed! We're still waiting on ~50 people to respond to e-mails we've sent, and we're waiting to see if existing people/teams that required GB machines can switch. Is that you? Can you and your team switch to your own machines? E-mail alex@tojam.ca ASAP and we'll be able to confirm more people!

    Floaters will NOT be confirmed until Wednesday. Confirming floaters is complicated due to matching supply with demand. Apologies for the delay, but our goal is to ensure that every floater has something to work on.

    Super duper thanks to TOJam organizers Alex, Kim and Clara who are the reasons confirmations are mostly done.

    Also a huge belated shoutout to TOJam organizers Conrad, Clara, Jeff, and Ray who form our sponsorship team, and are doing a wonderful job.

    It takes a village...
    Registration CLOSED!
    April 12, 2018 9:25pm
    Registrations are closed!

    We will confirm registrations by Sunday April 15th, 11:59pm. Alex, Kim and Clara are working their hearts out to make that deadline. Spare a moment to think of them and their weekend plans.

    We received ~650 registrations! 13 years ago I would have found that idea absurd, now I find it COMPLETELY absurd. Thanks once again for the ongoing enthusiasm and support. Unlike previous years we should have room for everybody! Having said that, we need to ensure there are enough GB computers for people that wanted them, and our floater supply matches floater demand.

    You can view existing registrations here to check if your teammates have joined you. E-mail jim@tojam.ca or @torontogamejam if you have any questions.

    "Jeans, Bricks or Water?"
    Bricks37
    Leaky Jeans59
    Brick Jeans83
    Wet Bricks93
    Jeans96
    Water121
    Wet Jeany Bricks162
    Houdini Indie license
    Apr 1 7:00am

    Toronto based SideFX is once again offering all TOJammers a trial indie license of their procedural gamedev tool Houdini! Houdini allows you to create 3D content QUICKLY, making it a perfect fit for the jam. Artists use the Houdini editor to procedurally generate 3D models (and other crazy things), then use the Unreal/Unity plug-in to import them (changes in Houdini automatically update Unreal/Unity). These super fresh GDC 2018 Presentations show what's possible. Learn how to use Houdini BEFORE the jam to become a world making force. Click here to request your free temporary Houdini Indie license.
    Breaking out the Jovi
    Mar 30 10:20pm
    ~410 people have registered! Seeing all of them, especially returning jammers, is truly humbling. While I missed the halfway point, it's still worth celebrating
    Registration OPEN!
    Mar 28, 2018 9:00pm

    Art Credit: Tabby Rose

    Registrations are OPEN!
    Registrations close Friday April 6, 11:59pm.
    We will confirm registrations by Sunday April 15th, 11:59pm.

    You can view existing registrations here to check if your teammates have joined you. E-mail jim@tojam.ca or @torontogamejam if you have any questions.

    Given our increased size this year (700 people!), our great hope is to approve EVERYONE that registers. We believe it's possible, and remain grateful that people keep coming to this crazy shindig.

    GIDDYAP
    (amazing warcry, or dated reference - you decide)
    Registration Opens at 9pm
    Mar 28, 2018 6:35pm
    It was supposed to be live at 9am. Forgiveness is appreciated. Anger should be channeled at everyone but Jim McG, who is but your humble servant, spending time on this post rather than getting registration working.
    Happy Valentojam
    Feb 14, 2018 2:50pm

    Art Credit: Tabby Rose

    TOJam 13 will be held May 4 - 6, 2018 at the lovely and talented George Brown College!

    Mother's Day and TCAF are spared ONCE AGAIN! The registration page will go live March 28 (Wed) at 9am. Right after GDC, and way before your OMDC IDM Fund deadline. It's the perfect time to register. Wait... did we just announce when the registration page will go live? Have we finally lost it?!

    After so many years, George Brown has learned how awesome and trustworthy the game making community is. As a result, they've given us 7 more classrooms to fill this year! Science says we should be able to fit SEVEN HUNDRED JAMMERS.

    SEVEN HUNDRED JAMMERS.
    Not a typo.
    Not a theme.
    200 more than last year.
    We're as shocked as you.
    TOJam 13 Begins
    Jan 24, 2018 4:07pm
    The lovely and talented organizers are busily working on TOJam 13. History has shown the date will be the first or second week of May. Registrations will likely open late March. More info as we have it. In the meantime, take care of yourself!

    As you can see, money that would be spent on a modern website continues to be poured into the Jam itself. We're fast becoming Space Jam