Our end of the year game jam is back. To sleigh the least, we are very excited to see everyone again before we break for the holidays. Also take this an opportunity to get some jam practice in before Global Game Jam in Jan. 😉

We would like to thank our supporters:

Schedule

Call for Sponsors

If you are interested in hosting (or have some place that would be cool to host a game jam), and/or you want to sponsor our game jam, you can drop us an email via [email protected]

Bring your own mug

To limit the amount of disposable cups used, bring your own mug. Thankies in advance.

Games

Games made on the day will be uploaded to itchio, https://itch.io/jam/gamecraft-an-incredibyule-end-of-year-jam

FAQ

What is a GameCraft about?

It's a game jam for people who are interested in game-making to come together under one roof to make games, meet people and generally have fun. GameCraft provides a venue so you can concentrate on making fun games. We also provide food and beverages throughout the day.

But what is a game jam?

A game jam is an event for people to make games based on a theme (announced at the beginning of the jam) within a given period of time. It can be 8 hours or even up to 24 hours.

Do I need to bring anything?

You bring your own tools, laptops, sound equipment, peripherals, software, assets, etc. We do not provide any equipment.

Is it all about digital games?

No, you can make non-digital games like boardgames, card games, RPGs, other types of pervasive games. All you need to do is bring your own craft materials. We don't provide any on the day.

Am I able for a game jam?

YES! You like games, and having fun. You don't have to be a programmer, if you can draw, tell stories, make music, and more... come along!

Is there an age restriction to participate?

Yes, GameCraft events are all adult events (over 18s) unless specified. Normally when you sign up, you have to agree that you are over 18 before completing your registration.

Do I have to be in a team?

Nope, let us know when you check-in at registration on Saturday morning (09:30-09:59), and let us know what skills you have, and we can form a group in the morning before we announce the theme.

How many can we have in a team?

As many as you want. :-)

What about ownership of the games we create?

All games and content produced during GameCraft events remains the full property of their creators. GameCraft makes no claim to anything participants create. When you take part in GameCraft events you own everything you create.

All trademarks remain property of their respective owners.

See https://www.gamecraft.it/privacy/.

Can I play games made at the jam?

Yes; we will try and get folks to upload their games to Itichio

https://itch.io/jam/gamecraft-an-incredibyule-end-of-year-jam

Where is TU Dublin Grangegorman?

The event takes place in St. Laurence's Church (left from the entrance).

Here's the map: https://goo.gl/maps/C63PgSngHCE2

Here's how to get to the venue: http://www.dit.ie/grangegorman2014/howtogettograngegorman/

Judges

You are the judges*! 🙌

Step 1

Organisers will be handing numbers for each game that is set up after the jam.

Step 2

Play as many games as you can.

Step 3

You like a game, note its number and tell the organisers who will keep score.

Result

Organisers will tot up the votes, and there will be

News

We are back at the beautiful St. Laurence’s Church at TU Dublin, Grangegorman. A huge thanks to Bryan for organising the venue and lunch.

❤️ We would like to say to say a huge thanks to Digit Games Studio and Thomas Shaw for supporting GameCraft and sponsoring the prizes.

Thank you for continuing to organize these Game Jams (Vicky and Mick). They are incredibly important within the games community. Ryan had a great time playing with the craft box. 🤗😍 pic.twitter.com/QjIhLswth9

— Tom Shaw (@tomwillfixit) December 7, 2019

We also like to thank Dublin Maker, our community partner.

And no to forget Mick who's been helping me with setup and tidy up on the day (and other operational stuff).

Our end of year GameCraft would not have happened if it were not for the amazing community who came along and made a game (and in CreativeDynamix's case, chatted with me while making paper snowflask and doing a bit of felting as well as some brainstorming on partnering on future GameCraft events).

Before we get to the winners...

📢 Call to action - Fundraising via Open Collective

To those who have donated so far, we thank you! Some listed below:-

If you want to help us to remain sustainable and run future events, we have running expenses like annual accountancy fees and quarterly bank fees. For those who don't know, GameCraft is run by GameCraft Foundation CLG, who are a not-for-profit registered Irish-based company.

Upcoming events

Although we have no dates yet for upcoming GameCrafts, there are other game-related events as follows:

Our theme....

People's Choice results

🥇TEAM 4

🥈TEAM 1

🥉TEAM 2

Games

We had 6 games made on the day, you can find some of the submissions via https://itch.io/jam/gamecraft-an-incredibyule-end-of-year-jam/entries

For those who haven't uploaded their game yet, please do and share the fun. 🌈

📸 Do you have photos from Saturday?

Please share either via

Finally..

🎄We wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Fantastic New Year! We shall see you in the 2020!

comments powered by Disqus

Where

St. Laurence Church, TU Dublin, Grangegorman Lower, D07 C972