ZED.TO is a really cool project that is exploring the boundaries of modern entertainment by simulating the destruction of the world over eight months. They’re in the middle of their IndieGoGO campaign and just announced that they’ve added some more treats to people who fund them.
ZED.TO is an attempt to make theatre more relevant in the age of digital media. We want to use the tools of interaction and immersion to turn audiences into participants, and bring them into the story.
Immersive theatre has been around for years, but we feel that particularly in Toronto, its potential has not been fully realized. Unlike most other immersive productions, ZED.TO lets you have influence on the story. You’ll have the ability to make moral decisions that affect the story and events in real-time. Read this post on our blog for a more thorough discussion of our motivations.
Darc Productions, has set out to make a documentary about game jams. The folks at Darc have been so blown away by the magic of game jams (like TOJam) they have decided to take their love to the next level.
Watch the trailer:
They’re looking for funding on IndieGoGo, and they only have 10 days to reach their goal – go help them out!
I always tell people that game jams are like sweat lodges for game developers but, truth be told, the experience is different for every single jammer. I can never truly convey the experience of a game jam with words. It really is a momentous thing that one needs to experience to fully comprehend. My hope is to capture the essence of that experience in this documentary, to open strangers minds to the positivity, creativity & passion of game developers, and reveal what a community can achieve in a single weekend of collaboration.
I could make this film locally and tell the tale of the gaming community in Toronto, but that really isn’t telling the story of game jams. For an accurate portrayal of game jams, jammers around the world need to have their voices heard in this film.