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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)!

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Ontario Creates, 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. Ontario Creates 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.


At Uken, our mission is to create world class games that connect and engage our players for years! We consider ourselves data driven designers, technologists, and artists. Through collaboration, we pair the craft of design with feedback and data to deliver a pace and rhythm in each game session that immerses our audience and leaves them wanting more. We have a quirky, innovative culture that fosters creativity, collaboration, quality ideas, and a data driven mindset. We believe in moving quickly and improving constantly and that mantra is reflected in the weekly updates we make to our games and internal technologies. We have an appetite for pushing technical boundaries with a focus on practical use.


We take entertainment seriously!

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The jam wouldn't be what it is today without George Brown College’s continued support, including its amazing space, top-notch machines + monitors, Internet, electricity, security, and so much more! Check out their Game - Programming, Digital Design - Game Design, and Game - Art programs, which offer an intensive, industry-focused, learning experience that produces amazing graduates.


Special thanks to JP Amore for his trust, flexibility, and time - and Luigi Ferrara for his ongoing enthusiastic support.


Houdini Indie's procedural node-based workflow offers a smarter way to create high quality game art. Houdini technology is used by AAA studios to take their games to the next level and now this procedural power is also available to indie game devs around the world. Houdini Indie provides you with a procedural pipeline-in-a-box where all the steps needed to set up a model or game level are represented by networks of nodes. These nodes can be maintained deep into production, making last minute creative decisions easy.

SideFX returns as a TOJam Sponsor and offers game jammers a FREE 2-month Houdini Indie license to use before, during, and after the game jam! You can request a temporary license here  - Houdini License Sign Up.

Game ON! Video Game Symphony transports you into the worlds of your favorite videogames including Assassin’s Creed, World of Warcraft, The Elder Scrolls, and more! Experience this symphonic spectacular event with your Toronto Symphony Orchestra at Roy Thomson Hall on May 24 & 25. Use promo code TOJAM to save 10% on select seats!

Capy (short for Capybara Games) is a Toronto-based independent game studio and a long-time participant / supporter of TOJam. Capy has developed several award-winning games including Grindstone, Sword & Sworcery EP, BELOW, Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes, and Super TIME Force (which was conceived at TOJam 6). Capy loves game jams and all the fine folks who take part in them.


Drinkbox Studios is an independent Toronto-based video game developer. Founded in 2008, Drinkbox is best known for the award winning Guacamelee! series, and their recently released action RPG, Nobody Saves the World. 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

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Toronto Gaymers is Toronto's original LGBTQ+ social group for geeks and gamers of all stripes. The group started in 2007 from's discussion forums as a semi-annual gathering in downtown Toronto. The group has since evolved into a safe space for LGBTQ+ people and their allies to express their passion for geek and gaming culture, including board games, trading card games, PC and console games, cosplay, anime and more. Through our monthly social gaming events, we support local businesses and strengthen our community.


Sago Mini is an award-winning publisher of preschool apps and toys worldwide. We are supported by a team of artists, designers, developers, product managers, thinkers, and doers devoted to play. With over 100 million downloads, three subscription services, and 40+ apps, Sago Mini brings thoughtful design to life for kids and parents worldwide.

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Fractal Phase, founded in 2015, is a fine purveyor of free-range, untextured polygons and small-batch vertices based in Toronto, ON. It is currently developing Sky Rogue; a fwooshy, intense, procedurally generated fly-em-up, an homage to 90s flight simulators and unapologetically blue SEGA arcade games. Check out one of the hundreds of workshop mods, such as the Arwing from Starfox, the Swordfish II from Cowboy Bebop, or the Lack coffee table from Ikea.

Fractal Phase is a longtime supporter of TOJam and finds it to be a magical thing, a meeting of time and place, where games both awe-inspiring and endearingly questionable are born. It would also like to thank TOJam's organizers and volunteers, who awaken yearly from their abyssal slumber in Lake Ontario to bequeath its participants handsome feasts of pizza and candy - it is the best jam on the planet.

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Parker Pad has been our name tag print vendor for many years now! They're an eco-friendly, digital, offset and post press provider, fully equipped to take your project from initial concept to final mailing and distribution. They've been doing this for 70 years, so we know the design is in good hands when we send them a 500+ list of names. All we do is wait by the mailbox until they arrive!

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Every TOJam t-shirt you see at the jam (worn by organizers and volunteers) is made by Chop Shop Goods, which are absolutely fantastic! Chop Shop specializes in creating custom designs (or wicked pre-created designs) on a dime, while ensuring that each product oozes with style and class. They've been our provider since the beginning of time; you'll want something for every day of the week!

Level Curve is a collective of composers, sound designers, and audio technicians based in Toronto, who specialize in producing sound effects and music for interactive art, media, video games and virtual reality experiences. If you are looking for an audio specialists who understand video game pipelines, assets, and customized implementations, check out Level Curve! They have worked on numerous, award-winning titles and are committed to finding their clients that perfect sound and music to complement their working titles. Special thanks to Creative Director of Level Curve, Robby Duguay, who has been an integral part of TOJam in the past few years by dedicating his time and energy in producing and livestreaming TOJam’s opening and closing ceremonies.

Puzzle Cats, based in Ontario, houses a dedicated team of game developers committed to crafting immersive mobile gaming experiences for all ages. With a focus on innovative gameplay and compelling storytelling, we deliver top-tier entertainment that ensures lasting engagement. We're constantly pushing the boundaries of gaming, exploring new ideas and technologies to bring fresh experiences to players worldwide. From challenging puzzles to thrilling adventures, our games cater to all tastes and preferences. Whether you're a casual player or a seasoned gamer, Puzzle Cats has something special for you. Join us on a journey to bring joy and excitement to players everywhere. Explore our games today and experience seamless gaming anytime, anywhere!


Toronto Games Week (June 13-19, 2024) is a collective coordination of events organized independently by dozens of organizations, curators, companies, creators, and communities.

At Toronto Games Week this year, you might:
Frolic in a flickering forest pop-up arcade after dark!
Learn open source game tools at a workshop!
Play or cheer at a women & femme speedrunning event!
Clean up & back up your game cartridges at the Preservation Station!
Sip or stroll the East End Barcade Crawl!
Install your game on a Gameboy cartridge!

Phantom Compass is an award-winning boutique video game studio founded in 2008 and based in Ontario. Our distributed team is led by veterans of the entertainment, software and TV industries. We're best known for making "Rollers of the Realm," a pinball role-playing game.

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