The Toronto Game Jam is a FREE, annual, open-to-the-public event
where the craziest game makers in the world gather for a 3 day game making binge.
and Woo explain things best.
"TOJam: Party Like It's 19TOJam9" took place from April 25 - 27, 2014 at George Brown College.
~450 game makers attended.
TOJam's 10th Anniversary will be held from May 1 - 3, 2015. More details will be announced soon... be afraid.
Contact if puzzled or overwhelmed.
TOJam 10Feb 11, 2015
2014 Sponsor SpotlightApr 28, 2014
The generosity of our sponsors knoweth no bounds.
Without them, TOJam would be held... in our condo.
For full details, please visit our well groomed sponsors page. Quick Summary:
they made the Chinese buffet possible, among other things XMG Studio Inc.
Hey sponsors, in case I forget to say it... THANKS.
The Gathering has Begun!Apr 27, 1:26pm EST
At 7PM the bell will toll and another successful TOJam will have passed. 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.
Also, we've got some exciting changes to this year's game submission process, which should make it easier for you to submit your game! Please read our step-by-step instructions below, or email Jon (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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: http://itch.io/jam/tojam9
4. Click "Add Game"
5. Select your game and fill in the TOJam-specific details like team name, members, floaters, etc.
6. Click Submit
Upload your game once you are finished.
A big thank you to @renaudbedard, @aliceffekt, and @moonscript for this system.
TOJam Party Like It's 19TOJam9 LIVEApr 25, 10:00am
"TOJam Party Like It's 19TOJam9" started 2 ago. Let's pretend I posted this then.
Summary: Aside from a flash mob graduation ceremony, everything went swimmingly.
Confirmations SENTApr 21, 11:59pm EST
We've confirmed 441 registrations.
If you're wondering wether you've been confirmed, please check this list.
We're taking the unusual step of posting this list due to concerns a technical problem stopped some confirmation e-mails from being sent.
We want to ensure everyone that's confirmed knows it.
If you're on the list, but have not received a confirmation e-mail, contact email@example.com immediately.
If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All floaters (graphic and sound) have been confirmed.
With a little luck we'll be able to confirm another 20 registrations today.
Thanks for your patience, and sorry for any suspense.
We've received ~500 registrations for 440 spots.
We've confirmed 175 of those registrations,
and are confirming the rest as you read this.
We will have everyone confirmed by Monday April 21 11:59pm (latest).
It's worth noting that confirmation is not first come first served.
We take several criteria into account before that (in this order):
1. Were you turned away last year?
2. Did you book vacation already?
3. Did you already buy tickets to travel?
4. Are you a TOJam veteran?
5. Do you help the ratio (1/3 pros, 1/3 hobbyists, 1/3 students)?
6. When did you register?
With floaters, we also need to match supply with demand.
Thanks so much for your support and your patience.
We now return to the Goat cave to plan, confirm, and OH MY GOD IT'S IN 9 DAYS
While waiting...Apr 12, Midnight
While waiting for TOJam 9, TOJam vets Stinker Studios created Flappy TOJam.
First you'll laugh, then you'll be addicted - You've been warned.
Alex & Kristal Stittle (sometimes with friends) have been with us long time, and consistently make impressive games at TOJam.
Highly recommend trying TOJam 4's Scale Mountain.
In 2009, I didn't know you could make a game that large in 3 days.
Double Bonus: We overlap with Ludum Dare 29 and the 2nd Google Glass Hackathon. Google glass is led by supah sharp TOJam vet Macy Luang, and is sold out. In the case of Ludum, know that the conflict was intentional. I kid... or do I?
While Rob, Em & I still oversee this monster - TOJam 9 would not exist without your stellar team of organizers.
For your convenience, I have listed them alphabetically.
Alex Bethke Marie-Christine Bourdua Jonathan Burton Mike Doucet Jenny Glozman Arthur Marris Andy Smith Randy Orenstein Tessa Visperas
(some are new, some are overworked, some are hurting)
(all are doing this for love because that saves money for Chinese)
Huge thanks to departing organizers Max Brown and Tim Nguyen.
They gave us a solid 2 years, which we will never pay back.