There is an incredible bargin right now for anyone getting into gamedev. https://www.humblebundle.com/gamemaker-bundle
Do yourself a favour and pick it up!
If you needed some encouragement, here’s a few words from Galway game devs in a random sort of quote thing:
Benjy Bates of Hot Cereal said this when he shared it:
You don’t need me to tell you how worth the purchase this bundle is
Fair enough! Just in case you don’t know of GameMaker Studio, or that quote somehow didn’t do it for you, Kevin Lynch sums it up nicely:
For anyone who is interested in game development, but hasn’t quite started yet there’s a Humble Bundle on at the moment with keys for GameMaker Studio Pro, and modules for exporting games to the web and mobile devices. The bundle also includes the source code for a number of games that have been released on Steam and mobile devices. It’s well worth checking out, especially since you can get everything for the small sum of $15!
And sure if you don’t want it yourself it would probably be a nice gift for someone you know who dreams of making games!
Thanks for sharing 😉
Learn to make games, by making a game! Starting this Saturday is a 3 day course, spread over 3 weeks. Each Saturday will introduce a new aspect of Game Development were you will make assets using freely available tools.
You’ll need to bring along a laptop or computer (one with good specs if possible) and pre-installed software for the workshop.
You can book your place here: https://bit.ly/1stGameIn3Days
If you are on facebook you can check out the event page here: facebook event link
We’ve plans for another game jam in place. Our last one wasn’t so hot on numbers so this time we’re getting a little hype train going. Before we get started on the hype train we need to build the tracks.
Join us and sign up at the link below!
Let’s make the next one awesome.
We’re already thinking about the next game jam! If you jammed at the Global Game Jam and had the craic, or missed out and want to know more, keep tuned to our site and follow us on social media for updates on our game jam, or other local jams.
Galway Game Jam 5 will be sometime in March 2016.
This weekend Pulse College Galway are taking on the role of jam site for the Global Game Jam! Just like last year, thanks for putting this on guys!
Here’s the jam site list for Ireland (so far):
Pulse College Galway: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-galway](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-galway)
Griffith College: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/griffith-college-dublin-hosted-microsoft-ireland](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/griffith-college-dublin-hosted-microsoft-ireland)
Pulse College Dublin: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-dublin](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-dublin)
IT Carlow: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/it-carlow](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/it-carlow)
Sign up to the game jam a site near you or visit Galway for the craic!
We love game jams so I’d like to extend my appreciation to Chris Colston and the organisers from Pulse for putting in the work to make this happen for another year.
See you there!