Galway Game Jam 5

Make a game in a weekend! This one is a 48 hour event!

Join a team or work solo. Learn stuff, meet people, make games, have fun!

**When:** 6pm Friday 1st April until 6pm Sunday 3rd of April.

**Where:** Aras na Mac Lienn (Student Societies building), NUIG

**Tickets:** €5 online or €6 at the door.

**Book tickets online here:** [j.mp/GalwayGameJam5](https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/galway-game-jam-5-tickets-22447892250)

Twitter: [@GalwayGameJam](https://twitter.com/GalwayGameJam)

Our hashtag for the event is [#GalwayGameJam5](https://twitter.com/search?q=%23GalwayGameJam5)

Itch.io event page: [itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam5](https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam5) – online participants go here!

Facebook event page: [https://www.facebook.com/events/1522180204751280/](https://www.facebook.com/events/1522180204751280/)

**FAQ**

**What do I need to bring to make games?**
Bring your own laptop or any game making equipment you think you’ll need (e.g. graphics tablet, controllers etc.)

**Do I need to be an expert gamedev to participate?**
No, not at all! The gamejam is for everyone from to complete beginners to professional game devs. We will try to team up beginners with some more experienced game jammers so you can be sure to learn and have fun and have something made by the end of the event.

**Will there be food/drink at the event?**
The gamejam will provide tea & coffee. You’ll have to get your own meals and snacks.
The venue is NUIG, so you are nearby a Tesco Express and a short walk from Galway City centre.

**What about copyright / intellectual property / licences on the work I do at the game jam?**
You own everything you make. You can do whatever you want with it and attach the license of your choice. Go create!

**What about accommodation?**
Have a good plan. Staying awake for the 48 hours is not a good plan! If you are traveling from outside of Galway please organize your own accommodation for the weekend.
If you need any help ask on our Facebook event page or drop us an email.
We won’t be able to let you sleep at the venue (it is in NUIG after-all). There are some hostels in the city center like Barnacles and Kinlay house (Snoozles is booked out for the event). Mention the Galway Game Jam event. If you are staying with a friend or whatever, make sure to bring a sleeping bag & extra clothes!

**Is it for computer games or board games?**
Everything! You can use the Galway Game Jam to make any type of game.

**Can I work on a project that I’ve already started?**
Ideally the game jam is for making something new but by all means you can work on your own project. This would obviously disqualify you for any prizes.

**Can I use a game engine/library/framework/asset packs/royalty-free music etc.?**
Yes.

**Can I participate with a pre-arranged team?**
Yes. As long as your team is a maximum of 5 people.

**Can I take part remotely/online?**
Yes. Join here: https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam5

**Can I still join the competition if I am an online participant?**
Yes! Submit your game by the competition guidelines here: https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam5

You don’t need to pay the ticket price to take part online/remotely AND you can submit your game for the competition.

**What prizes are there?**
Right now some small ones. We’re working on that, but with our current lack of sponsors our prizes will likely be small. We’re working on improving this, the more game jams you participate in the better the prizes will be!

**Can you eat/drink at the venue?**
Yes but we’d like you to observe some rules. Please use the bins for any rubbish you have. Please don’t eat or drink anything that smells strongly in the main game jam area. Please tidy up after yourself.

**What kind of skills would be helpful at the gamejam?**
This depends entirely on the type of game you want to make. These skills can be handy, but by no means are neccessary to join:
Game design skill, programming skill, art skills, storytelling skills, audio/music skills, organisation skills etc.
By being part of a team you can decide to work to your strengths or try something new.

**I’m a member of Compsoc NUIGalway, do I have to pay the €5 entrance fee for this event?**
Compsoc members are required to bring their Student ID with them. Once we verify your membership you can enter for free. Enjoy!

**Note to Online Participants:**
Check out https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam5 forums for discussion and keep track of our twitter account for announcements.
Anyone can participate remotely for free AND take part in the competition among all entrants. Same competition guidelines apply.

If you have any questions contact us at info@galwaygamejam.com or through our social media.

Galway Game Jam 5 is made possible thanks to Compsoc NUIGalway.

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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!

[http://j.mp/GalwayGameJamNews](http://j.mp/GalwayGameJamNews)

Let’s make the next one awesome.

The Next Galway Game Jam

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.

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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):

Galway
Pulse College Galway: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-galway](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/pulse-college-galway)

Dublin
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)

Carlow
IT Carlow: [http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/it-carlow](http://globalgamejam.org/2016/jam-sites/it-carlow)

Limerick
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!

Galway Game Jam 4 #GalwayGJ4

Make a game prototype in a weekend.

Join a team or work solo. Get to meet other game developers, learn stuff and make stuff. We’ll showcase your creations on our website. Bring your own laptop/game making equipment and anyone you know who likes game jams!

When: Friday 9pm-11pm, Saturday 9am-11pm, Sunday 9am-5pm
Where: The View Room, Aras na Mac Leinn, NUIGalway

Rules for the event:
Theme: a theme will be announced on event launch on Friday. It’s there to help with ideas and it’s open to interpretation.

Teams: Pre-arranged teams are fine but need approval from organisers so let us know beforehand.

Tickets:
Attendance – €5
Online participation – Free – Register before Saturday.

[Get your ticket on eventbrite here](http://bit.ly/GalwayGameJam4)

We will be taking it in good faith that you are starting work on your game along with us. If you are using any pre-made assets (art/music etc.) please opt out of the relevant category when you submit your game for judging.

Behavior: Be excellent to each other!
Should there are any issues during the event, contact one of our organizers.

Event run by Galway Game Jam in association with Compsoc NUIGalway, Galway Gaming Tribes and d’Lovely Game Jam.

Social media
[@GalwayGameJam](https://twitter.com/GalwayGameJam)