Galway Game Jam 16 – Virtual Jam!

We are hosting a virtual gamejam event on split over two weekends in December.

Assistance will be provided to ensure everyone can get up an running for the event. If you have any technical questions please reach out and we will do our best to help you get set up for the jam!

Theme announcement will happen on our Discord server at 10:00am Saturday December 12th.

Details and tickets here:

You must agree to our Code of Conduct and Privacy Policy to participate in the event and access our Discord community server.

1GAM Galway and Galway Game Jam

Our community Discord server will host virtual 1GAM Galway meetups.

1GAM Galway is a monthly game-maker enthusiast meetup.

What is 1GAM Galway? 1GAM is an acronym for One Game A Month which references the personal challenge of the same name. Over time our meetup has evolved it’s scope as a more general game-makers meetup, sometimes with featured talks and demonstrations. All are welcome to present progress on a your own games. The spirit is that of encouragement and a positive approach to learning. This meetup takes place on the first Tuesday of every month. 1GAM Galway is for adults (18+ years), and you must agree to the Galway Game Jam code of conduct on the Discord server.

See you soon!

Virtual Gatherings to have the craic during Social Distancing

Hi folks,

Galway Game Jam is hosting a schedule of virtual meetups during the week.

We will be running them from our Discord server. Check the sidebar for a link, and say hi.

The schedule will be updated throughout the week, with games, times and links to game pages and downloads etc. I’ll be managing the schedule so please message me (Darren / mindcauldron) with any updates you want to make.

You can view the current state of it here:

If you would like to run a game or change a time of an activity, let us know on our Discord Server.

We will be running our Minecraft server throughout so you can hang out and bulid stuff. It is protected by a whitelist. Please message us with your Minecraft nickname/username and we will add you so you can join the server.

Take care folks!

Galway Game Jam 12 – 1 day jam, Sat 30th March

Galway Game Jam 12 is coming!

VenuePorterShed, Galway
Date30th March 2019
Start-End Times9am-9pm Saturday
Reserve your place
Facebook event page
Theme / Limitation<currently being discussed on Discord>

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.