Galway Game Jam 13

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A 2-day game making event.

You and your team attempt to make a game or prototype in a super short timeframe. Open to all levels of experience from total beginner to gamedev pro. Organisers will assist team formation on the first day.

When: June, Sat 15th & Sun 16th.
Admission: €10
Bookings: https://galwaygamejam.clr.events/event/128350:galway-game-jam-13
Theme/Limitation: TBA – Please discuss!
Start time: Sat 10:00am.
Finish time: TBC – Please see our poll on facebook!
Discord server: https://discord.gg/ah4WcdW
T-shirts: “What? T-shirts?!”, you say? “Yes!” I say! Read more about this special occasion below. 😉

A theme will be announced that will serve as a focus for the gamejam. The idea is to interpret the theme and use that as a core part of your game (or at least as a starting point for your game idea!). Hopefully, having this as a focus will fuel your creativity and experimentation with core gameplay. Themes and limitations are great for your creativity – they remove the problem of having a ‘blank page’ of infinite possibility. A possibility space that has boundaries is easier for us to think about and play with, helping us to generate ideas and solutions. A theme also gives all the games from the jam a shared connection (or jam flavour!), though the games might all be different in many ways.

Some details yet to be determined. Check our facebook event page and our discord server on the lead up to the Galway Game Jam 13 for updates!

Food will not be provided, please arrange food and snacks for yourself and try to keep it healthy! The venue is centrally located, so there are plenty of options available (there is also the Saturday markets and Sunday markets!). There are some kitchen facilities available. You are permitted to eat & drink at the gamejam and are responsible for cleaning up after yourself – thank you!

Organisers and volunteers, identified by “STAFF” badges and during announcements, will be around during the event. Feel free to ask them any questions, or bring any issues to their attention. 

Awesome T-Shirts!

Our new, limited run, Galway Game Jam t-shirt will feature a design by pro illustrator and animator Tia Freidel made especially for Galway Game Jam 13.Why? Well, enough people have been asking about it! It is clearly past time to show your creative past-time game jam alter-ego to the world!

If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt please get in touch with us at info@galwaygamejam.com to avoid disappointment.

You must agree to our Code of Conduct (see our website) in order to participate in the jam.

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
AdmissionFree
Reserve your placehttps://galwaygamejam12.eventbrite.ie
Facebook event pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/265358531027320
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.