Here they are! The games made by teams UTGDDC, UTGDDC2, and Shawarmas and Milkshakes from this year’s sixth annual TO Jam, which took place over a weekend in the middle of May 2011. Both of these games were made in Flash over the course of 48 hours during the event by utGDDC members! Enjoy!
To save either of the games featured above to your Desktop, right click on your desired game’s link and select “Save Link As …” After it has completed downloading, you can open this file to enjoy the game you downloaded.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, April 7 from 5p.m. â€“ 7p.m. in BA B025. Same time and room as usual.
This weekâ€™s meeting is BIG because we will be showing off the GMD games and handing out prizes. So, if you have any games that you would like to donate as prizes for this yearâ€™s GMD, then bring them to this weekâ€™s meeting.
Also, if youâ€™re interested in participating in the very fun and very free TO Jam event, which will be taking place in May, then check out the forums and start forming your teams in the new Toronto Game Jam (TO Jam) 2011 forum (visit forums.utgddc.com). It is highly recommended that all utGDDC members participate in TO Jam either in-person or as a virtual team member since this event has continuously proven over 6 years to be an incredibly fun and valuable experience in making games over a weekend. Visit http://www.tojam.ca for more information about this event.
This will also sadly be our last game club meeting for this semester, but please check out the website and the forums every week or so for new content and events that our club plans to host throughout the summer. We also may spam you from time to time for any really big events that we host this summer (apologies in advance).
Level Up is a showcase of games made by students from Steve Engel’s Video Game Design course offered by the Department of Computer Science at U of T. In this course, students spend the semester creating video games in teams. This year, U of T computer science students worked with OCAD students to create what may be some of the best games to have ever been produced for this course.
The showcasing of these games will truly be a history-making event for video game development at U of T and it will be held at the Bell Tiff Lightbox on Monday, April 4 from 5p.m. – 9p.m. So come by after class or after work and join the Toronto video game community as we all enjoy this amazing event and see some surprising innovations in video game design.
Here are the results for the 2011/2012 utGDDC executive member elections:
President: Francesco Ciarlandini
Vice President: Derrick Law
GMD Coordinator: Sean Lacy
Website Administrator: Chris Allen
General Administrator: Shane Zeagman
Thank you to everyone who ran. It was great to see such passion by everyone to make this club’s experience even better for next year. We’re looking forward to another year of involvement by not only our newly elected executive members, but also by game club members who are willing to step up and contribute to the utGDDC’s continuing success in a big way.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 31 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B025.
Starting at 5:10p.m. sharp we will be having elections for 2011/2012 utGDDC executive positions. If you are nominated and want to be elected, you must be there during the voting. Click here to see the list of nominees.
For the second half of our meeting, we will be talking about the future of the utGDDC and the upcoming T.O. Jam event.
Our next game club meeting will be on Thursday, March 24 from 5p.m. – 7p.m. in BA B025. Same room and time as last week.
This week will be a special meeting because we will be holding nominations for next year’s utGDDC executive positions.
Here are some rules for nominations:
1. Must be a full member of the utGDDC to run
2. Cannot nominate yourself
3. Have to be at this week’s meeting in order to get nominated (if you cannot be at the meeting this week, but still want to be nominated, email Frankie at firstname.lastname@example.org and an exception can be made)
4. Must attend the election meeting, which will be held next week, in order to have the opportunity to be elected
5. Must be a full member of the club in order to vote
6. Must be a full member of the club in order to nominate someone
Here is a listing of the utGDDC executive positions that you can run for:
Advertising and Website Administrator
If you have any questions about utGDDC nominations, the upcoming election, or anything else, please feel free to email us at info@utGDDC.com, and we’ll respond back to your questions right away.
utGDDC alumni, Ante Bralic , along with game developer, Industrial Brothers, have recently released their newest game for the iPhone called 2Bit. With its cool Tron-esque look and addicting gameplay, 2Bit has been getting some great attention lately with a notable review from GamePro.com. 2Bit is a challenging, retro-inspired puzzle game that tests your mind and co-ordination. With its unique visual style, retro soundtrack, and well refined gameplay, 2Bit is simple to play, but difficult to master. It is also just 99Â¢ to download from the iPhone AppStore at the time of this writing.
Before 2Bit, Ante and Industrial Brothers also developed another successful iPhone App called Beast Farmer 2: Beasts Unleased. Expanding on its million-times-downloaded predecessor, Beast Farmer, this sequel expands on the features of the first game and now includes single-player and mutliplayer beast combat. Once again, another great iPhone game for 99Â¢ developed in part by a utGDDC alumni.
To get more information about Toronto-based iPhone game developer, Industrial Brothers, you can visit their website at www.industrialbrothers.com.
Over a month ago, utGDDC alumni, Daniel Steger, had his second baby … Baby Maker Extreme 2, that is! As a sequel to the original Baby Maker Extreme, which is the best selling Xbox Marketplace Indie Game of 2010 (yes, you read that correctly) and the second best selling Xbox Marketplace Indie Game of ALL-TIME (congratulations Mr. Steger!), Baby Maker Extreme 2 continues the fun of its predecessor with more levels, super powered babies, and unlockable outfits.
As of the time of this writing, Baby Maker Extreme 2 is available right from the front page of the Xbox Marketplace Indie Games website, a very coveted spot. You can download the trial version of the game for FREE or purchase Baby Maker Extreme 2 full-out for only 80 Microsoft Points (about $1). Additionally, don’t forget to check to check out Mr. Steger’s other released Xbox Marketplace Indie Game title, This is Hard, which came out several months after the original Baby Maker Extreme.
The bi-annual CSSU Game Night will be held this week on Friday, March 18 at the Bahen Centre and will begin at 7p.m. This event will be an exciting 12-hour night of fun, gaming, and game tournaments with prizes and food. What’s even more exciting is the fact that we will be having a public showing of the GMD 2011 game submissions at CSSU Game Night. So, you’ll finally have a chance to play all of the games that were submitted for this year’s competition. This event should certainly be worth your time, so come out, have some fun, and support your friends from the utGDDC!