Since the dawn of time πŸŒ…, well, since the first GameCraft in 2012, we witnessed many games made, be it digital πŸ‘Ύor ones played with a roll of the 🎲. We want to bring these two sides to come together and join us at THE MEGA GAMECRAFT SHOWDOWN! πŸ€œπŸ€›

πŸ“’We are calling all game-makers and those curious about this craft to this challenge of Digital Games Vs Analogue Games!

πŸ™ŒA huge thanks to Talent Garden for hosting us!

Submit your game here

https://itch.io/jam/the-mega-gamecraft-showdown

Schedule


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.

Code of Conduct

It is important that you have read the Code of Conduct before registering, people who have not read it will not be eligible for the game jam.

You can read it here: https://www.gamecraft.it/codeofconduct/

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.

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! We need more designers, crafters and makers!

What do I bring?

If you are making digital games, your laptop/PC, music making hardware, tablets for drawing assets, and so on.

If you are making analog games, paper, cards, scissors, paint, dice (lots of them), notebook, cards, meeples, glitter, pens, modelling clay, and any other crafty stationary you want to bring 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 (09:30 till 09:59), 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

Q. Where is the venue?

See https://goo.gl/maps/ro7xDvbJNRR2

Q. Will there be parking?

Yes, there's limited parking spaces however, please get in contact with [email protected] to confirm.

Q. Are there buses from city to Talent Garden?

Yes, get the 83 bus and get off at the Meteorological Office in Glasnevin, and look for DCU Alpha's entrance.

Refunds

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

Judges

You are the judges! πŸ™Œ

Step 1

Organisers will be handing numbers for each game that is set up after the jam.

Step 2

Play as many games as you can.

Step 3

You like a game, note its number and tell the organisers who will keep score.

Result

Organisers will tot up the votes, and there will be

News

A huge thanks for coming to The Mega GameCraft Showdown last Saturday, especially folks coming from Limierkc, Galway and Letterkenny. Thanks to Mick for helping, and to Talent Garden for hosting.

You can upload your game to https://itch.io/jam/the-mega-gamecraft-showdown.

Lost and Found

We found a black fleece jacket in the community kitchen. Did you leave it behind? I brought it home with me in case someone did and I can meet up with you (Dublin) or maybe send it back? If not, I'll hand it into lost and found at Talent Garden in a couple of weeks. I'll let them know in the mean time.

People's Choice

Congrats to the following teams for winning People's Choice, and two of the games won were table top games, pretty awesome:

Photos

Here are a few photos taken by Mick, if there's any to share, please send them on, or share your Google Photos album, if you are using it.

First Place - Team 2

Second Place - Team 1

Third Place - Team 5

Events

The following are the upcoming game events, you can find info about events via IrishGameDev FB Group or on GameDevelopers.ie.

1GAM Galway

Mid-Week PlayTest Dublin #27

3Dcamp Dublin & Irish VR meetup

Writers Game

Dublin Games Festival

What's next?

We might have another GameCraft in December, a jam to end the year and a good excuse to practice for Global Game Jam in January. πŸ˜‰

If we are, you can find updates in the following places:

If you have any enquiries about getting involved, running a #GameCraft in your area, and so on, you can email us via [email protected].

Twitter Moments

If you have tweets from the day to include in this moment, just ping me to include it in our Twitter Moments.

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Where

Talent Garden Dublin, DCU Alpha Innovation Campus, Old Finglas Road, Glasnevin, Dublin 11