Thanks again to everyone for making Galway Game Jam 15 possible.
It was a cozy little jam and we are delighted with the results.
We were very impressed by the professionalism shown by the film students from GMIT while undertaking their observational documentary project, from initial meetings setting up the project, through to execution over the two days. Great job folks!
The games made at the jam are available at the link below.
The theme was “An Epic Evil”.
Our good friends at Galway Gaming Tribes are willing to host us for public demo of the games. We will be demoing all games who’s creators have given us permission to do so. If you would like your game demo’ed at Tribes, please get in touch!
Galway Game Jam 12 is coming!
Challenge yourself to make something, learn new skills, meet people interested in game development and have fun!
This game making event will be a little different as we are planning on putting some more strict limitations in place.
Normally we select a theme that games are made around, which in general has been loosely interpreted. We have never before put a harsh limitation on the outcome of a Galway Game Jam game. This time we are considering a harsh limitation, visual or otherwise, that will create a more unifying identity to the games that are produced, and hopefully free people up through the limitation to really experiment with core gameplay.
It’s generally great for your creativity to have some limitation in place. It moves past the ‘blank page’ of infinite possibility into a possibility space that has boundaries, which is easier for us to think about with our amazing huemon brains. A theme also gives all the games from the jam a connection to each other, a shared identity from it’s source.
So, some details yet to be determined, that will be discussed on the facebook event page and our discord server over the course of the next few weeks!
This event is 12 hours long. We plan to use the final hour to showcase each others games. There will be some announcements but you will are free to come and go throughout the day and are encouraged to take regular breaks.
Food will not be provided, please arrange food and snacks for yourself. The venue is centrally located, so there are plenty of options available (there is also the Saturday market!). You are permitted to eat & drink at the gamejam and are responsible for cleaning up after yourself – thank you.
You must agree to our Code of Conduct in order to participate in the jam.