Sidekick’s Revenge

In association with the Irish Games Association we’re proud to present our next UnPlugged GameCraft event in October.

Bring out the crafty side of you whether you are a game designer, storyteller, artists, table-top gamer, rpgers… you are all game-makers.

We announce a theme at the beginning of the game jam and you have 8 hours to make a game, so we challenge all of you to come along and participate. Plus you get to play the games after the jam, so it’s non-stop fun right from the start.

Note: You can read more about our previous UnPlugged (incl. video of winning game) at


Revolutionary fervour has gripped the con in its 25th year, as we've listened to the will of the people, and the will of the people is to game! As we return to the D4 Hotel in Ballsbridge, we've taken on board contributions from gamers the length and breath of the country and beyond, and you'll be able to see the results from the 24th-27th October, 2014.

Tickets from EUR14 and you will need to buy GameCraft as an add-on because we are a special event. You can participate in our UnPlugged event as well as all the events that are happening at GaelCon.


Q. Do I need to buy a GaelCon ticket to participate in the game jam?

Yes, as we are all not-for-profits, this will help GaelCon cover expenses of room hire and other bits and pieces needed for the game jam. As with all their special events, you will need to buy a GaelCon ticket and pick GameCraft as an add-on like their other special events.

Q. What do I need to bring?

The following are just suggestions:

Q. What games can I make?

Anything from card games to board games to street games and other types of pervasive games.

Q. Do I need to be in a team?

If you are not in a team on the day, we will try and group people together on the day.