IMPORTANT UPDATE - Cork GameCraft Cancelled

Due to recent news on our government’s advice about group events around Ireland to be cancelled, GameCraft Foundation and St John’s College have agreed to postpone the upcoming Cork GameCraft. The situation is changing daily and it’s not a decision we have taken lightly but we do not want to put anyone at risk - or make anyone feel uncomfortable about attending or cancelling.

We in GameCraft Foundation will continue to monitor the situation, in the meantime, thank you for your support, and for your understanding in this.

Take care of yourself and those that are close to you.

/// Vicky & Mick (GameCraft Foundation)

Statement from our host St John’s College

In the context of the evolving circumstances around Covid-19 virus, Gamecraft 2020 hosted by St John’s Central College has been cancelled. The welfare of students, participants and guests is our primary concern – we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support and be assured we will be in communication regarding Gamecraft 2021!

Paula McCarthy Principal St. John’s Central College Lár Choláiste Eoin Sawmill Street Cork


We will begin to refund people their tickets in the coming days. In the meantime, if you have any questions, do let us know via

Covid-19 resources

We are delighted to be back with Cork GameCraft and hosted by co-organised by the ever awesome St. John’s College.

Whether if you are an artists, musician, game designer, background in theatre, coder, or just curious in general about making games (digital or analog), this event is open to all levels of experience. If you have any questions, email




Games made on the day are uploaded to

for updates.


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.

Code of Conduct

It is important that you have read the Code of Conduct before registering, people who have not read it will not be eligible for the game jam.

You can read it here:

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! We need more designers, crafters and makers!

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 (08:30 till 08:59), 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


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.


Organisers will tot up the votes, and there will be