Event Registration Online for Happy Valenbirthiversary! It's GameCraft time!powered byEventbrite

[UPDATE] As DIT is covering food for lunch and dinner, we are charging EUR5.00 for the game jam. Those who bought tickets for EUR10.00 will be refunding and have been contacted.

We are delighted to be back at DIT for our 3rd anniversary of GameCraft.

It's our first GameCraft of 2015, and we are back at DIT, but this time at their brand new campus at Grangegorman.

And if y'all don't know what "Happy Valenbirthiversary!" is, it's one of Phil's brilliant moments from Modern Family, here's a clip from Youtube. For all you lovey dovey folks out there, we know it's Valentine's Day, but it's a hallmark made up day. It can be romantic and special. Just not promising any candlelit dinners. :-)

Breakdown of the day

09:10 Game jam starts
13:00 LUNCH
19:00 Game jam ends, start playing games; people's choice vote
20:45 Award winners
More news to follow, so stay tuned via @globalgamecraft or on Facebook.


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!

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 do I get to DIT Grangegorman?

See directions from DIT website.

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/.


Unconventional to have a game jam on Valentine's Day, and it was really good fun!

The theme was REFLECTIONS. After shifting around furniture as power was on one side of the hall, everyone settled in and get cracking on making their game.

As I said, very serious game jamming going on here:-

One team was trying to get this going but alas the day wasn't long enough to get modern tech to communicate with this fantastic device:

And lots of smiles on the day:-

Yes, event I got something game-related stuff done for once, Mick was trying to get the servo motor to his Pi to work:

Pizzas finally arrived, and game playing is in full swing, the other fun part of GameCraft.

Some of the games from the night (in no order)

People's Choice Winners




Thanks to Bryan and DIT Grangegorman for hosting the event, and shout out to our awesome big sponsor, Microsoft Ireland. And also Career Zoo for sponsoring AerLingus Vouchers as prizes.

A big thanks to everyone who came along, here's our cheesy group photo:

Thanks, Bryan, for helping us out with the venue. Check out the photos.

We are pretty excited. Tickets still available, it's currently EUR5.00 and we feed and water you. You bring your own equipment, craft tools, and whatever you need to make your game (digital or not).

Eventbrite - Happy Valenbirthiversary! It's GameCraft time!

comments powered by Disqus


DIT Grangegorman, 7 Grangegorman Lower, D7