Our Global Game Jam ’19 Poster!

GlobalGameJam'19 at PorterShed, Galway, organised by Galway Game Jam and sponsored by Mind Cauldron, Poster by Kinley Raftery

Thanks to the wonderful Kinley Raftery for making this delightful poster for us!

We approached Kinley to make the poster because she was the natural choice.

We love the sense of friendliness and coziness that comes through Kinley’s personal style, and want our gamejam to feel just as friendly and welcoming!

Kinley is an illustrator and has taken part in a our previous Galway Game Jams making 2d art assets for games. Her art features in these games made at 1-day long Galway Game Jams:

Check out some more of Kinley’s artwork at her portfolio on behance!

Humble GameMaker Bundle: Get Pro & Export Modules for only $15!

Hey folks,

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 😉

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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.

Global Game Jam 2016

Hey folks!

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)

LIT: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/lit-tipperary-global-games-jam-2016](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/lit-tipperary-global-games-jam-2016)

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!