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)!
Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), an agency of Ontario's Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, is the central catalyst for developing the province's cultural media cluster and focuses on the book, film, television, interactive digital media, magazine and music industries. OMDC promotes and enhances each of these industries by creating investments and jobs to facilitate original content creation to grow Ontario into an internationally recognized jurisdiction to invest in, create, produce and enjoy original cultural media products.
This is the SEVENTH consecutive TOJam we've held at George Brown College!
George Brown's game development program is seriously intensive, laser focussed on industry needs, and produces amazing graduates. George Brown has provided the space, machines, internet, electricity, security, and love to TOJam. Without George Brown's years of invaluable support, TOJam would not be here today.
Special thanks to JP Amore for his trust, flexibility, and time - and Luigi Ferrara for his ongoing enthusiastic support.
Founded in 2010, Blue Isle Studios is an independent video game design company located in the northern village known as Toronto, Canada. A small yet passionate group of artists, designers and programmers, Blue Isle works to build captivating virtual worlds, delivering the best gaming experience possible no matter what the genre.
OSnap! Games is an indie game developer based in Toronto. Ryan Luck and Franklin Barrientos founded the studio in 2012 with the goal of creating fun and compelling games in an environment that encourages creativity and collaboration among all members of the team. OSnap! Games has been working on their first major release, QUASAR, for the last two years with a target release of August 2016 on all major platforms.
Established in 2010, Ubisoft Toronto is a growing and diverse team on a collective mission to create high quality AAA game experiences. Recognized as a Canada's Top 100 Employer, the Toronto studio is developing several unannounced projects. In February 2016, the team released Far Cry® Primal in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal, and was responsible for building the open world and fan-favourite Beastmaster feature in the game. In 2014, the studio successfully shipped half the open world and co-op for Assassin's Creed® Unity and Shangri-La for Far Cry® 4 in collaboration with Ubisoft Montreal. The Toronto team shipped its first full lead production, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell® Blacklist™, to critical acclaim in 2013. For more information about the studio, please visit http://toronto.ubisoft.com.
Asteroid Base is a game studio located in Toronto, Ontario. To date they have released the frantic co-op space-shooter Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on Xbox One, PS4 and Steam. They have been long time jammers going back to TOJam 2 and made their first game together, Shuriken Skies, at TOJam 6 in 2011.
Drinkbox Studios is best known for their downloadable indie games, most notably Mutant Blobs Attack, Guacamelee, and their most recent release Severed. Drinkbox Studios enjoys long walks on the beach, candlelit dinners, and cuddling in front of a warm fire. When playing Monopoly, Drinkbox usually wins first prize in a beauty contest.
Metanet Software is a boutique game developer based in Toronto, ON. It was founded in 2001 by Mare Sheppard and Raigan Burns, two multidisciplinary developers who met at University of Toronto. They focus on revisiting the great designs of the past and re-evaluating them from a fresh perspective, making games which are engaging, innovative, intriguing and most importantly: fun. Having just completed the N series of games, which includes N (2004), N+ (2008) and finally N++ (2015), Metanet is currently pursuing new development projects slated for release in the next few years.
Reptoid Games is a small Toronto based studio that makes high quality original video games and loves all kinds of games, especially the kind you can play on your couch with friends! Reptoid's notable projects include a beer/curling simulator called Spilltender (which was created as an internal game jam) and Tentacular Madness (which Reptoid helped create at TOJam X). Reptoid is super stoked to get jamming again at this year's TOJam XI and is excited to see what it comes up with!
Uken Games creates a variety of games across an impressive array of platforms. They are masters of Unity, HTML5, scaleable back-ends, and nurturing a community. They are always interested in speaking with talented game developers, artists and designers. Email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org, and keep an eye open for jamming Uken employees.
Bootdisk Revolution is a one-man indie game studio based in the GTA, best known for action-platformer Bleed. The follow-up Bleed 2 features even more gorgeous pixel art and animation, and comes out later this year.
Chop Shop Goods makes the best looking shirts worn by each of the TOJam organizers and volunteers! Chop Shop specializes in creating custom designs on a dime, while ensuring that each of its products oozes with style and class. Unfortunately, Chop Shop will be unable to setup shop at TOJam XI, but be sure to look through its online catalogue for great custom apparel!
Established in 1980, Mill Valley Trophies began as a small, home-based store offering trophies and awards to the local community, along with the area's first computerized engraving system.
We offer customized products on everything from hats and clothing (embroidery), to shirts (vinyl), to mugs and other drinkware (dye sublimation). We also make small signs, and name badges in plastic and metal, and offer both contact and laser engraving. We also laser engrave a variety of wood products and can work with supplied materials.
With our new large format printer, we are now pleased to offer everything from die cut, custom stickers, to automobile vinyl, to removable static posters!
Good View Chinese Restaurant has provided an amazing buffet for the last 6 years. The quality and variety of food (massive fruit trays!) is astounding, and a TOJam highlight every year. Huge thanks to owners Carlos & Ginny who always manage to deliver our massive-yet-insanely-delicious order with a smile. If you need an event catered, look no further!
New, used, rare, and retro, Iceman Video Games has it all!. They're not kidding - it's where I found the ultra-obscure PS2 version of the 2004 smash hit "Mashed", which was released only in Europe and Japan... and for a mere $15! Bonus points for hosting the original Torontron (featuring 3 TOJam games)!
Juicy Beast is a tiny independent studio from Montreal focusing on small and quirky games, like Knightmare Tower and Burrito Bison, their most popular titles . Its most recent game, Toto Temple Deluxe, is a frantic local-multiplayer game about keeping a goat on your head, because yes, it originated at TOJam VIII! Toto Temple Deluxe is available on PS4, Xbox One and Wii U, and wouldn't have been a thing without TOJam.
Marc Visperas does all the incredible posters and t-shirt designs, and
one day we'll get him to redo everything here.
#graphicdesign&illustration #vectorslut#vectorswag #typographywhiz
Behind the scenes, Parker Pad has been printing our amazing nametags for many years! Parker Pad is an eco-friendly, digital, offset and post press provider, fully equipped to take your project from initial concept to final mailing and distribution. We send them a 500+ person list (including design) and Parker Pad does the rest!
Established in 1987, SideFX is a world leader in the development of advanced 3D animation and special effects software for use in film, TV, commercials, and video games. SideFX has been recognized three times with Scientific and Technical awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
SideFX is the creator of Houdini, which offers digital artists an unprecedented level of power, flexibility and control based on award-winning procedural technology. The comprehensive feature set includes: modeling, rigging, animation, particle effects, dynamics, compositing, integrated rendering and more! Houdini is available for Mac OS X, Linux and Windows.