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"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal"

-- Henry Ford

We are back down the south of Ireland for our very first Cork GameCraft.

When? Friday 22nd November (Registration 09:00-09:45) Where? St. John's Central College 

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Sponsors

Gold sponsor: Exit GamesIn-Kind: MaKey MaKeyIn-Kind: O'Reilly BooksIn-Kind: Qwertee t-shirtsVenue thanks to St John's Central College, CorkIn-Kind: Rory Story CubesMedia Partner: Evening Echo

Judges

Phil Bourke

Philip is a Lecturer with LIT-Thurles and course coordinator for BSc. (Honours) Degree in Computing (Games Design and Development).

Philip is founder of the computer games festival, Games Fleadh, which includes games design and programming events such as DirectX, Robocode and Game Studio Ireland Challenges.

www.gamesfleadh.ie | @gamesfleadh

James Daly

James Daly is CEO and Co-Founder of Atom Split Games. Based in Thurles Co. Tipperary, James set up Atom Split Gameswith Michael Murphy, Martell Malone and David Kelly in 2012. Since starting, Atom Split Games has won the “LIT – Company of the Future” competition, gained entry onto Enterprise Irelands’ New Frontiers programme and has just released their first title "The Power Game".

Twitter - @muzzylogic

Dave McCabe

Dave McCabe is a filmmaker, video game narrative designer and all around writer sort who has worked on more things than he’d care to remember. He’d give you a list, but it would just depress him when you’d heard of none of it. He has been playing video games since he couldn’t get past the first boss of an early 80′s version of ‘Green Beret’ that is so old he can’t even find a video for it on youtube. You can find him on twitter @davetheallthing where he’ll probably say something about your ma.

Paul O'Brien

Paul is the Course Coordinator for the Computer Game Design Level 5 course in St. John’s College.

Paul has been playing games since 1980, which is terrifyingly long ago. Originally from a video and sound background, Paul has in the past been involved in the production of shows for NEAR FM and East Coast Radio and numerous video productions.

His main interests are narrative and its use in games and the computer game as a creative and artistic medium.

http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=202192113

Farad Raissa

Farad Raissa teaches in St John’s College and is Course Coordinator for the Computer Game Design Level 6 course.

Farad is a coder in C sharp, C++ and more. He introduced 3D Design (3ds Max, Cinema 4d and Blender) into the Game Design Course. His background is in web development and game development with Game Engine (Unity 3d).

He has developed training programs for various companies in Cork (CSO, DAA, Quinn Healthcare, College of Commerce…) and is hugely involved in the E-learning platform development across FE colleges in Cork.

@FaradRaissa

News

Our first Cork GameCraft went really well. Thanks to St. John's College's staff and all those who helped out and making the day a success.

Winners

 Spirit of GameCraft for helping loadsa people

By the way, he also made a game called "Sick in Hospital".

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Best Technical - Valley of the Winds

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Most interesting interpretation of the theme - Two Souls

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Best Solo - Daddy Dilema

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Best Group - Adventures in Lunacy

Their game: Baaaaman The Shaman Sheep

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People's Choice - Taaaaable 5!!

Their game, The Fantastic adventures of Perry-WinkleDSCF0201.jpg

You can find other games here: http://gamecrafty.herokuapp.com/cork-november-2013/

Thanks to our following sponsors

Gold: Exit Games

Media Partner: Evening Echo

In-Kind: MaKey MaKey | O'Reilly | Qwertee | Rory Story Cubes

Thanks to our judges

Phil Bourke, James Daly, Dave McCabe, Paul O’Brien and Farad Raissa.

A special personal thanks to Mick Twomey who I (Vicky)  drag along to almost all the GameCrafts, and remind me about many things.

A big, big, big thanks to Paul O'Brien who made this event happen, and to the staff and helpers at St. John's College.

Finally, we have storified the day via those #GameCraft tweets, enjoy!

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

— Henry Ford

With New York GameCraft under way...

... there's no rest for the wicked. We would like to announce that Cork GameCraft will be on Friday 22nd November at St. John's College. Tickets will be available at http://dublingamecraft.com/events/cork-gamecraft/.

Thanks to our sponsors so far:

And we have our first judge, it's

James Daly

James Daly is CEO and Co-Founder of Atom Split Games. Based in Thurles Co. Tipperary, James set up Atom Split Gameswith Michael Murphy, Martell Malone and David Kelly in 2012. Since starting, Atom Split Games has won the “LIT – Company of the Future” competition, gained entry onto Enterprise Irelands’ New Frontiers programme and has just released their first title "The Power Game".
Twitter - @muzzylogic
More to be announced. #Excited

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Where

St John's College, Cork, Ireland