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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. Weiss, Webster, Kupferman, Creighton, 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 10    Feb 11, 2015
Hell yes.
2014 Sponsor Spotlight    Apr 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:

Gold
they made the Chinese buffet possible, among other things
XMG Studio Inc.

Silver
they housed our typing masses
George Brown College

Bronze
they provided drinks, candy, red bull, bagels and pizza
Fuse Powered
DrinkBox Studios
Crittercism
Metanet Software

Friends
they added extra spice
Grantoo's PropellerSDK
Cellar Door Games
Bento Miso
Chop Shop Goods
Good View
GitHub

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 (jon@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: 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 LIVE    Apr 25, 10:00am
Game Jam 2014

"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 SENT    Apr 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 jim@tojam.ca immediately. If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail jim@tojam.ca. 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.
yeezy 2 red october
TOJam 9 Registrations CLOSED!    Apr 15, 11:59pm EST


Unlike Metal Gear Solid, that ended quickly.

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.
Theme Announced    Apr 12, 4:15pm
After You
(click and be blinded)
Bons Bons for ALL!    Apr 12, 1:55pm
We've received 225 registrations in 6 hours.
On a Saturday morning no less.
You've more than earned this.
TOJam 9 Registrations LIVE!    Apr 12, 2014, 8am EST


Like a bad version of Metal Gear Solid,
TOJam appears out of NOWHERE
.

While leaving things this late was not intentional, it does make things EXCITING. Join us Friday April 25 - Sunday April 27 for...
TOJam Party Like It's 19TOJam9

Dislike the name? So did I! But in time it will destroy your sensibilities. Wait... isn't April 27 in 2 weeks?
MORE LIKE 12 DAYS!

Also... Registrations are LIVE!
We have room for 450+ people, which means we'll be full in a few days. Do not wait to register, unless you're not coming.

It's extremely important that teams check registrations to ensure the entire team registers. We will not be able to support last minute team additions. Because... 12 Days!

Bonus: Our friends at Uken are holding a Pre-TOJam Meetup
They move FAST.

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?


TEAM 2014

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.