Make a game in our [updated] 12 hour jam this 18th June! We are partnering with Galway Game Jam (big thanks to Darren for organising this).
GameCraft is a games jam event designed around building the gaming community. We aim to create events which allow game-makers to meet, share ideas, have fun, compete for prizes and most importantly make games! Connect, Create, Collaborate.
Join a team or work solo. Meet game developers. Learn stuff. Make games. Have fun! Also, there will be tea/coffee/water and food during the day.
Much the same as previous Galway Game Jams, except this time it's in 1/3 duration and taking place in Pulse College, Galway.
Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/galway-game-jam-6-with-gamecraft-tickets-25358205074
Any game making equipment you think you'll need (e.g. graphics tablet, game controllers, VR headsets etc.) If you are travelling from outside Galway you will need to organise your own accommodation. There are hostels in the city with reasonable rates and Bed & Breakfasts on College Road are only a ten minutes walk from the venue.
No, not at all! The gamejam is for everyone from complete beginners to professional game devs. We will try to team up beginners with some more experienced game jammers so you can be sure to learn and have fun and have something made by the end of the event.
Everything! You can use the Galway Game Jam to make any type of game.
Ideally the game jam is for making something new but by all means you can work on your own project. Please state this clearly in your submission so voters can accurately judge your entry. Any work you have already done before the gamejam is not eligable for that category of prizes. If in doubt, ask! We're here to help ;)
Yes. As long as your team is a maximum of 5 people.
Yes. Join here: https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam6 You don't need to pay the ticket price to take part online/remotely AND you can submit your game for the competition.
Right now some small ones. We're working on that, but with our current lack of sponsors our prizes will likely be small. We're working on improving this, the more game jams you participate in the better the prizes wll be!
Yes but we'd like you to observe some rules. Please use the bins for any rubbish you have. Please don't eat or drink anything that smells strongly in the main game jam area. Please tidy up after yourself.
Pretty much all of them! The aim is to make stuff and have fun making. We encourage everyone to plan for a small game. Something achieveable in a weekend, for example, something that a single person can play in their web browser and complete in a few minutes.
These skills can be handy, but by no means definitive:
Of course you can always use the gamejam to try something new, and I totally encourage it!
The event is typically for adults. If you are under 18 years of age and want to attend, get a parent/gaurdian to contact us beforehand. [email protected]
There is a multi-story car park close to the venue. You may load/unload your vehicle at the front door.
You can contact us at [email protected], on our facebook page or twitter.
No, if you have some form of ID then we can tick off your name.
If you decide you don't want to go to the event, please contact us before the event for a refund. 72 hours prior to the event we will no longer be able to refund tickets.
Yes. If any issue arises from this then you agree to follow the course of action chosen by the organisers.
Please submit your game for voting to https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam6 by 8:00pm GMT/UTC on Saturday June 18th. If you have any questions contact us at [email protected] or through our https://itch.io/jam/galwaygamejam6 forums, twitch or twitter. Galway Game Jam 6 is made possible thanks to GameCraft and Pulse College Galway.
Congratulations to Darren and the Galway Game Jam team for running a successful game jam. We are delighted to have contributed to the prizes. Here's an update from Darren:
The 1st place winner got a Steam Link and Steam Controller, the second prize got Doom on PS4 and XBox One as well as Codeword the tabletop game, and third place got Loveletter, a Lootcrate figurine. We also had two children participating on their own team (their parent came along with a friend and worked on a seperate team). The children made a real impression, made a game using Scratch and had done a significant amount of work over the event. Though their game was broken at the end, we awarded them a Star Wars Timelines game and Super Mario Bros magnet set for being awesome.
You can find more details about Galway Game Jam here: http://galwaygamejam.com/