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Whether all you want for Christmas is something that makes your indie gamer's senses a tingling like that shiney how-did-they-fit-so-many-pixels iMac you wish would be under your tree on Christmas morning, or that big fuzzy feeling that you made cool games this year and will be making even more, come join us for our end of year GameCraft.

We are delighted to announce that Microsoft Ireland will be hosting our event as well as providing food and beverages. And Christmas has come early, we have reduced tickets back to EUR5.00. So help spread the Christmas spirit and some crazy game jamming fun.

Don't forget we have a Fungus Category, thanks to Snozbot, and a chance to win an awesome handcrafted prize as well.

Other event(s)

Andrea will be running an F# workshop from 10AM.

In this workshop we are going to be using a component based game engine called Duality to write a clone of Breakout. We'll go over some simple game engine usage, and then progressively build the full game.

I expect you to get really creative particularly coming to the power up. Bring a windows machine and don't forget a mouse (you will need it).

Breakdown of the day

More news to follow, so stay tuned via or on Facebook.

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FAQ

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 courtesy of Microsoft.

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.

News

Fa-lala-lala-lala-laala! What a Dublin GameCraft! Vicky here, on behalf of GameCraft Foundation, I want thank all who participated, to the most awesome host, Microsoft, for all the yummy food (especially the cookies, thankies to Lauren for that), to the helpers and organisers for wrapping up with another successful GameCraft of the year.

I totally second what Andrea say there. :-)

And also to Chris Gregan for giving us the Fungus experience

And they were multiplying!

And the theme was pretty much kitteh-related (/looks at Andrea, the crazy kitteh lady)

Andrea was running F# workshop as will as Clojure for Unity3D later in the afternoon.

Microsoft ordered Burittos, sambos for lunch... and more cookies!

Some great stuff happening during the jam:

Pizza time!

After food, a bit of tidying up, game-playing starts.

Winners

Again, we would like to thank to Microsoft for being awesome sponsors and hosts!

The PEOPLE'S CHOICE votes are in

First Prize

Linx 10

  • Team 23
  • Robby Becker
  • Basil Lim
  • Tiago Roldao

Second Prize + Fungus Special Prize

Nokia Lumia 520

  • Team 15
  • John Healy
  • Eoghan Cowan

Third Prize

Nokia Lumia 520

  • Team 21
  • Philippe Vinchon
  • Rafael Taboada

GROUP PHOTO TIME!

We tried to get folks to upload to gamejolt with #gamecraft. There are a few games up there at the moment, see GameCraft Game Jolt page.

If you want to upload your game and share with us, please do so, thanks.

GameCraft Foundation would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! And hope to see you all at the IrishGameDev Christmas Party at The Workman's Club

More photos

And some other tweets and vine vids from the day

Andrea Magnorsky will be running an F# workshop from 10AM.

In this workshop we are going to be using a component based game engine called Duality to write a clone of Breakout. We'll go over some simple game engine usage, and then progressively build the full game.

I expect you to get really creative particularly coming to the power up. Bring a windows machine and don't forget a mouse (you will need it).

We are delighted to announce a Best Game made with Fungus for our Jolly Dublin GameCraft in December. Thanks to Snozbot for help making this happen. Make the best game using Fungus and win a crazy prize! Chris Gregan of Snozbot will be at Dublin GameCraft as helpdesk for anyone who needs help using Fungus.

We will announce a special guest judge to help pick the best game using Fungus.

ABOUT FUNGUS

"Fungus is a free open source extension for Unity 3D for making story based games - no coding experience required. You can download it and watch the tutorials at fungusgames.com."

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Where

Microsoft Ireland (Building 3), Carmanhall Rd, Sandyford, Dublin