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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: Don't Stop bELEVEN" takes place May 6 - 8, 2016 at George Brown College (BFF's!!!). We've evolved into an intense pressure cooker that produces diamonds at the expense of all else. Somehow, it remains fun!

Contact if puzzled or overwhelmed.
THANKS!    May 10, 11:00pm
I'm (Jim McG) working on a big thankyou page to everyone that helped organize TOJam this year. However, that's turning out to be a task in itself - one which I am happy to do. Check back soon because it's going to be revealing.

On a related note, we are hoping to start posting new content on the site on a regular basis (to be determined). Specifically, we're hoping to post reviews of TOJam games. Many great games have been created over the years, and it's criminal they remain overlooked. The fact you've never heard of Spur or Station 37 disturbs me greatly.
Ready to submit your game?    May 8, 11:40am
Once again, this year we're using 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: http://itch.io/jam/tojam-11
  4. Click "Add Game"
  5. Select your game and fill in the TOJam-specific details like team name, members, floaters, etc.
  6. Click Submit
Submissions close Sunday May 15th, 2016 so upload your game ASAP!

A big thank you to @moonscript for this system.
Sponsor Spotlight    Apr 29, 4:30pm

All the free food, drink, prizes, and happiness is no accident. It's provided entirely by our generous sponsors who allow us to punch above our weight. Take a minute to read about the amazing things they do (besides supporting us)! Here's the summary:

Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC)

George Brown College

Blue Isle Studios
OSnap! Games
Ubisoft Toronto

Asteroid Base
DrinkBox Studios
Metanet Software
Reptoid Games
Uken Games

Bootdisk Revolution
Chop Shop Goods
Fractal Phase
Mill Valley Trophies
Good View
Iceman Video Games
Juicy Beast
MDV Grillustrator
Parker Pad

Theme announced!    Apr 20, 1:00pm
TOJam: Don't Stop bELEVEN's theme has just been announced! Check it out here, or look below.

There will be consequences.
Confirmations SENT!    Apr 17, 10:15pm
We've confirmed 473 registrations, including all floaters (graphic and sound)! Thank you to everyone that applied to be a part of TOJam: Don't Stop bELEVEN, but unfortunately we weren't able to confirm the 544 applications we received. We hope you understand that we tried our best; if you register next year, please let us know that you were unconfirmed so we can factor that into our considerations for TOJam 12. It pains us greatly to have to turn away over 70 people.

Please check your e-mail (used with our registration form) to see if you've received a confirmation e-mail. If you have any questions or concerns, e-mail alex@tojam.ca.
Registration is now closed.    Apr 8, 1:10pm
We've received ~500 registrations for TOJam and we're now in the process of going through them all.

If you registered: Thanks so much! We will have all 480 spots confirmed by Friday April 15 at the latest. A waiting list will be created in case any confirmed jammers drop out before the jam.

If you didn't register: Well... that was silly... :(

If you didn't register but you were supposed to register and now you're having a freakout:
1. Breathe.
2. Email alex@tojam.ca to get sorted out
3. Everything will be okay :)
We're halfway there...    Apr 2, 10:27am
TOJam: Don't Stop bELEVEN - Registrations are LIVE!
April 1, 1:35pm
Game Jam 2016


TOJam: Don't Stop bELEVEN will be held from May 6 - 8, 2016.

We have room for ~450 people, and space will fill up FAST. Don't wait to register. Do it now. Right now.

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!

Ready to make a game? Don't worry. We bELEVEN you.

Note: While we try to confirm all people that attended previous TOJams, we suspect that won't be possible this year. We've basically produced too many veterans.
TOJam: Don’t Stop bELEVEN Dates Announced!
Mar 25, 12:00pm
Drumroll please...

TOJam 11 will be held from May 6 - 8, 2016, returning to the always awesome George Brown College!

Yes, we know that is Mother's Day weekend and we sincerely apologize to your Mom. But I mean, let's be honest, she'll understand your need to make an awesome game that weekend. It'll be okay.

Because we're psychic, we know you're wondering about Registration. Watch our Twitter feed for more information, coming soon.
TOJam11?!    Mar 22, 11:04pm
Yes, folks, TOJam 11 is definitely happening!

We have not yet announced the dates, and registration is definitely NOT open yet, so you can sit back and relax (FOR NOW).

We know that despite the reassurance, you’re probably on the edge of your seat about the dates and registration and all that, so keep an eye on our Twitter feed as we’ll post all the relevant information there as it becomes available.
TOJam 11    Mar 21, 2016
It begins...