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:
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]
To limit the amount of disposable cups used, bring your own mug. Thankies in advance.
Games made on the day will be uploaded to itchio, https://itch.io/jam/gamecraft-an-incredibyule-end-of-year-jam
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.
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.
You bring your own tools, laptops, sound equipment, peripherals, software, assets, etc. We do not provide any equipment.
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.
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!
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.
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.
As many as you want. :-)
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.
Yes; we will try and get folks to upload their games to Itichio
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/
Organisers will be handing numbers for each game that is set up after the jam.
Play as many games as you can.
You like a game, note its number and tell the organisers who will keep score.
Organisers will tot up the votes, and there will be
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.
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...
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.
Although we have no dates yet for upcoming GameCrafts, there are other game-related events as follows:
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. 🌈
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🎄We wish everyone Happy Holidays and a Fantastic New Year! We shall see you in the 2020!