What is Project Overboard? Watch the video!
TOJam veterans and newcomers alike are teaming up for (probably) the biggest game jam team ever assembled – Project Overboard!
We’re making a game in one weekend with over 30 people involved: developers, artists, musicians, engineers, marketers, producers and more. Project Overboard will become a one-weekend games studio during TOJam, which takes place May 11-13, with much of the process documented by a camera crew. Most importantly, all game sales will go to a special cause – because this is a project about giving people better opportunities, no matter what position they have in life.
Project Overboard is being led by Ryan Henson Creighton of Untold Entertainment, who co-created the award-nominated Sissy’s Magical Ponycorn Adventure with his 5-year-old daughter Cassandra at the last TOJam. What award-winning game will Ryan and his team create this year? Stay on our ship to find out!
- Project Overboard is the largest game jam team ever assembled (if we say it enough times, it’s true!)
- The Project provides opportunities for people to practice new roles, and to participate when they otherwise wouldn’t have the chance.
- The game will be sold online, and all proceeds will help send at-risk Toronto youth to technology summer camps, where kids get to build robots and program video games. Pretty awesome.
Our cause is inspired by the efforts of Dr. Nichole Pinkard and her team in South Chicago. Dr. Pinkard recently spoke here in Toronto at the TIFF Nexus New Media Literacies conference.
So join us as we give everyone a turn: letting game fanatics create something special, allowing kids a chance to discover their passions.