Sponsors

Theme

FAKE NEWS

Big thanks to Glenn inviting GameCraft back to Belfast and hosting us at the ever so awesome Farset Labs. Thanks to Creativity NI for sponsoring the jam.

Schedule (subject to change)

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].

Where to submit your games made on the day

Please submit your games to the following itch.io jam page, and share your awesome creations with everyone!🦄🎮📱💻🕹:

https://itch.io/jam/belfast-gamecraft-2017--farset-labs


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 till 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:

https://itch.io/jam/belfast-gamecraft-2017--farset-labs

Where is Farset Labs?

Farset Labs is located in Unit 1, Weavers Court Business Park, Belfast, BT12 5GH, in the centre of Belfast in Northern Ireland. We are a five-minute walk from the Great Victoria Street train & bus station and a ten-minute drive from George Best (Belfast City) Airport.

More info via their website.

Judges

You are the judge, it's People's Choice.

How it works:

News

It was a wonderful sunny day at Belfast, and as Mick and I pulled up and parked outside Farset Labs, Glenn welcomed us and we saw a few people have arrived to set up early. Brekkie table was over-burdened with food, big thanks to Farset Labs for supplying substanence.

I want to say first and foremost before I proceed, a hu-uge thanks to Glenn from Farset Labs, and NI Creativity for making Belfast GameCraft possible!

Now back to the mountain of food we were supplied by Farset Labs... everyone was certainly well fed. This mountain of food materialised for lunch, check the photo out...

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The theme was FAKE NEWS, and laughter was heard which meant we hit the right theme once again, light humour and a bit topical. Folks went straight to work, which I left alone.

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The winners are...

Big congrats to everyone and to the following who won people's choice awards. You are all awesome!

People's Choice 1st Place

People's Choice 1st Place (via Flickr)

People's Choice 2nd Place

People's Choice 2nd Place (via Flickr)

People's Choice 3rd Place

People's Choice 3rd Place (via Flickr)

To everyone who came along

Share your games, videos and photos

Oh if you have tweets, do remember to use #GameCraft and @GlobalGameCraft. Other places to share your tweets, video and photos

Don't forget to upload your game and share with everyone

Submit your game to https://itch.io/jam/belfast-gamecraft-2017--farset-labs.

Hu-uge thank you again to everyone

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Upcoming Games-related events

Following are some upcoming games events. If you know of other events, do tweet @GlobalGameCraft and we will RT. You can also submit your content to GameDevelopers.ie via here.

The Games Co-Op: April meetup

Games NI Meetup – StartPlanetNI

Game Dev Hangouts

Q-Con XXIV

Other groups (in no particular order)

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Where

Farset Labs, Weavers Court, Linfield Rd, Belfast BT12 5GH, UK