Sponsors

Theme

RESCUE

You better watch out
You better come and try
To make a fun game
I'm telling you why
Dublin GameCraft is coming to town!

Yes, we will be back in Dublin at the end of the year.

Tickets

Games will be shared on https://itch.io/jam/merry-awesome-gamecraft-is-coming-to-town

Follow us on Twitter for more updates (don't forget #GameCraft).

Schedule

Call for Sponsors

If you are interested in hosting (or have some place that would be cool to host a game jam), and/or you want to sponsor our game jam, you can drop us an email via [email protected].

Bring your own mug

To limit the amount of disposable cups used, bring your own mug. Thankies in advance.


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.

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!

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 https://www.gamecraft.it/privacy/.

Can I play games made at the jam?

Yes; we will try and get folks to upload their games to: https://itch.io/jam/merry-awesome-gamecraft-is-coming-to-town

Where is DIT Grangegorman?

The event takes place in St. Laurence's Church (left from the entrance).

Here's the map: https://goo.gl/maps/C63PgSngHCE2

Here's how to get to the venue: http://www.dit.ie/grangegorman2014/howtogettograngegorman/

Judges

You are the judge, it's People's Choice.

How it works:

News

Dublin GameCraft 2016 @ DIT Grangegorman

Big shout out again to Bryan and DIT for hosting our jam in the beautiful St. Laurence's Church again. The setup by the staff is perfect this time, and we didn't have to do much besides setting up power and break room full of fruit, snacks, tea and coffee. Thanks to DIT for providing lunch (sambos, tea and coffee). I would also like to shout out to GamerCon for sponsoring two Sunday tickets with VIP passes.

Our theme was RESCUE.

I've storified the tweets from the day. If you have write-ups, pics (if you are not using Flickr), you can share them in our comments section.

Using Flickr and taken photos from the day and of your game? You can share it to our Flickr Pool

Besides a mini-crisis of pizzas being delayed, people were finally fed.

Winners

(More pics to follow...)

First Prize - Team 8

  • Makey Makey
  • x2 GamerCon Sunday Tickets with VIP Passes
  • A few GameCraft buttons

Second Prize - Team 3

  • Betrayal of the house on the hill
  • Exploding Kittens (normal and NSFW editions)
  • A few GameCraft buttons

Third Prize - Team 1

  • Exploding Kittens (normal and NSFW editions)
  • A few GameCraft buttons

Play some of the games

Folks have been uploading their games made at the jam, you can play them here: https://itch.io/jam/merry-awesome-gamecraft-is-coming-to-town

Help us improve GameCraft

... by filling out this short survey: https://gamecraft.typeform.com/to/QrhjIB

Finally

GameCraft Foundation team would like to wish everyone a Happy Holidays and New Year.

We are looking forward to running more GameCrafts in 2017, and if you want to run one, drop us an email and we can chat about it: [email protected].

Last 2016 GameCraft is approaching fast, just 15 tickets left and 5 sleeps left. Big thank you to Bryan Duggan and DIT for organising and hosting our game jam in the beautiful St. Laurences.

We are delighted to announce that GamerCon is one of our prize sponsors, they have given us 2 Sunday tickets with VIP passes (March 19) as People's Choice Awards. We have various boardgames and a surprise for the rest of our People's Choice Awards.

Tickets still available via https://www.gamecraft.it/events/merry-awesome-gamecraft-is-coming-to-town-2016/

And if you have a group, you can join https://itch.io/jam/merry-awesome-gamecraft-is-coming-to-town to share your #GameCraft game.

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Where

St. Laurence Church, DIT, Grangegorman Lower, D7