This weekend, the Toronto Independent Game Jam (TOJam) once again invites game makers to get together and create magic over the course of 3 days. The object of this annual event is to allow this interesting mIx of people to flex their imaginations and coding muscles to create good games. TOJam is open to the public and is a fun time for all – especially afterwards when all of the games are showcased at the TOJam Open House (which happens on the Sunday evening).
Game creation is not a straightforward process, though many wish it was. Having such a short deadline adds an interesting dynamic to the mix, providing motivation and inspiring participants to examine their choices closely. The organizers want participants to make intelligent design choices and come up with a good product, not phone it in with something not really worth playing. It might sound harsh, but I think it’s a great objective.
What cool games will come out of TOJam this year? Probably lots. Check it out here!