GameCraft News

2019

We are back at the beautiful St. Laurence’s Church at TU Dublin, Grangegorman. A huge thanks to Bryan for organising …

Game Jam Plus Dublin 2019 Monday Aug. 5th

Mick and I dropped into Game Plus Dublin to see what's happening at Pulse College on Sunday. I took photos …

Cork GameCraft Re-Cap Saturday March 30th

Cork GameCraft 2019 - In Memory of Paul O'Brien

As always we made our annual journey to Cork for our …

2018

(A quick note that photos in this post are mine unless explicity credited to other owners, if you have a …

A huge thanks for coming to The Mega GameCraft Showdown last Saturday, especially folks coming from Limierkc, Galway and Letterkenny. …

Big thanks to The Digital Hub for hosting our UnPlugged game jam and Patrick from The Crafty Players joining up …

Privacy Policy Thursday May 24th

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GameCraft Foundation CLG runs gamecraft.it to manage the organization and communication …

2017

Belfast GameCraft 2017 Write-up Wednesday April 5th

It was a wonderful sunny day at Belfast, and as Mick and I pulled up and parked outside Farset Labs, …

2016

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 …

Last 2016 GameCraft is approaching fast, just 15 tickets left and 5 sleeps left. Big thank you to Bryan Duggan …

Cork GameCraft 2016 Summary Monday Nov. 21st

Thanks to Farad and St. John's Central College for co-organising and hosting GameCraft Cork this year. It's been lots of …

Congratulations to Darren and the Galway Game Jam team for running a successful game jam. We are delighted to have …

2015

A little bit of wind doesn't stop GameCraft on Saturday, but seriously, thank you to everyone who made it though. …

UnPlugged at Pulse College Monday Nov. 30th

Storm Clodagh might have huffed and puffed its way through Ireland, but it didn't dampen the folks who turned up …

London Gamecraft (31 October 2015) an event hosted by Skills Matter in London and run by Andrea Magnorsky and myself …

Thanks to everyone who attended London GameCraft yesterday, and shout out to Skills Matter for hosting the event.

We've storified …

Game Loading: Rise of the Indies

Vicky here! I want to announce a special event and invite all you game-makers, gamers, everyone who is curious about …

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

The theme was REFLECTIONS. …

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

We are pretty excited. Tickets still available, …

2014

Tis the season to be jolly... Thursday Dec. 18th

Seasons Greetings

Laa-lalalala-lalalalah!

GameCraft Foundation would like to thank everyone who have supported us through attending, sponsoring, helping, and lots more that …

Jolly Dublin GameCraft write-up Wednesday Dec. 10th

Fa-lala-lala-lala-laala! What a Dublin GameCraft! Vicky here, on behalf of GameCraft Foundation, I want thank all who participated, to the …

GameCraft London - Sat 29th November 2014 @ Skills Matter

Up at 03:30... yes, you read that right... to make …

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

In this workshop we are going to be using a …

A special guest blog by Written by Jason Farmer (@thecacktus).

That's the issue I was faced with while …

Belfast 2014 GameCraft Pictures Saturday Nov. 22nd

Pictures galore over on Mick's photo album

We are delighted to announce a Best Game made with Fungus for our Jolly Dublin GameCraft in December. Thanks to …

GameCraft UnPlugged at GaelCon

Mick and I were planning on making a game but we ended up buying a few …

Belfast GameCraft 2014 Write-up Wednesday Nov. 5th

Belfast GameCraft

GameCraft It organisers were up bright and early to make their way up to Belfast from Dublin.

Some news!!!

We have some prizes to be won at GaelCon GameCraft UnPlugged.

There's an Irish boardgame to be …

We have big, big news.

GameCraft Foundation would like to thank Microsoft Ireland for being our Platinum sponsor this year! …

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: NEW YORK GAMECRAFT HAS BEEN CANCELLED.

We are sad to announce that New York GameCraft has been cancelled …

After London GameCraft Friday June 27th

London GameCraft 17/05

I got to say, there were so many amazing games :D. And we had some really cool …

When I first heard from a friend about his experience with Gamecraft and his first gamejam I was intrigued. I …

Pop quiz

What's multi-coloured and stealthy like a ninja?

Give up?

GameCraft's new site of course!

This is a "soft" …

Two years of GameCraft celebrated from whens it started.

It was over two years ago since we ran our first …

Our first Galway GameCraft Wednesday May 21st

Had a real fantastic time at Galway GameCraft. Big thanks to Brendan Smith, Alanna Kelly for helping me organising venue …

Hi there you, it's been a while and we missed you since December!! We have been planning 2014 and we …

2013

Dublin GameCraft 4 Update Monday Dec. 9th

"Rocking around the Christmas tree..."

Ok, there was no Christmas tree, but there was cupcakes and mountains of yummy cake …

Dublin GameCraft 4 - Prizes Friday Dec. 6th

We thought it might be a good idea to let you know some of the prizes for tomorrow.

Update from Telford Saturday Nov. 30th

Posting live from Telford, at Insomnia GameCraft. The theme for today is "Last assignment" and we are in full swing …

Our first Cork GameCraft went really well. Thanks to St. John's College's staff and all those who helped out …

Cork GameCraft *** THEME *** Friday Nov. 22nd

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.”

— Henry Ford

New York GameCraft - Results Friday Sept. 20th

A big thanks to everyone involved in making this happen. Everyone was truly amazing.

A big thanks to Phil Trelford …

That was a fantastic success for our first analogue GameCraft.

Here are our winners:

  • Moustache Task Course with 11 votes …

With New York GameCraft under way...

New York theme is... Friday Sept. 20th

Lost Doorways

Good luck to everyone taking part today!

Derry GameCraft and the Winners... Wednesday Sept. 18th

With only a couple of days to go till New York GameCraft, the haze is just being lifted from our …

Our New York GameCraft Judges! Tuesday Sept. 17th

Matt Parker

Matt Parker is a game designer, teacher, and new media artist. His work has been displayed at the …

Derry GameCraft started Thursday Sept. 12th

The theme is: "Reality becomes a prison to those who can't get out of it", a quote from Derry author …

Derry GameCraft Judges Friday Sept. 6th

Mark-Philipp Hugo

Mark-Philipp is the European Director for Sales Planning & Strategy and Lotcheck Departments at Nintendo of Europe. Starting …

Making an Impact in your js Wednesday Aug. 28th

Hello exciting reader of GameCraft's blog. As you no doubt know, GameCraft is traveling up to Derry this September 13th …

Well done to everyone who participated at London GameCraft and made great games based on the theme, The Impact of …

A special thanks and a huge shout out to our sponsors who help make London GameCraft possible. So please visit …

THE IMPACT OF PRISM

London GameCraft Judges Tuesday Aug. 6th

We are so excited to announce our London GameCraft judges!

Lewis Harvey

Lewis Harvey is the Associate Producer at Lionhead …

(Tues, July 30th - Derry-Londonderry) Dublin-based games development event, GameCraft , have announced a special twenty-four hour game jam with …

And the winners are... Wednesday May 22nd

So there we go. Another Saturday, another wildly successful Dublin GameCraft. Thanks again to everyone who took part. GameCraft would …

Can't believe this was a couple of days ago! Bring on the memorable moments. :-)

DGC3 Judges Wednesday May 15th

/drum roll

Ahem Announcing Dublin GameCraft 3's judges.

Dan Bergin

Dan Bergin is an theatre director, game designer, and academic. …

DGC3 Prizes Wednesday May 15th

Here are some awesome prizes for the lucky winners from our in-kind sponsors:-

  • ArcadeCon
    • Full VIP Access to ArcadeCon to …

(NOTE: This is an over 18s event)

I hope all that 90's teen slang and excessive punctuation got you slightly …

Well done to everyone! We hope that GameCraft at Games Fleadh was a great experience as well as lots of …

Our sponsor for first prize, a Lumia 800.

Game Fleadh's GameCraft Judges Wednesday March 13th

Dave McCabe

Dave McCabe is a filmmaker, video game narrative designer and all around writer sort who has worked on …

  • When: 14th March 2013, 11AM to 8.00pm
  • Where: LIT – Thurles

On Thursday 14th March many game developers from all …

It was another amazing GameCraft, it was great to travel to such an amzing location for this event :D . …

This is announcement to those who are travelling to Belfast for GameCraft this evening. As you are aware, the arrangement …

Dublin-Belfast Bus Monday Feb. 11th

Hey GameCrafters! The 23rd is getting closer! The big deal for people coming from Dublin is transport. Shane Kavanagh has …

  • When: 23rd February 2012, 9AM
  • Where: Farset Labs, Weavers Court, Linfield Rd, Belfast, Antrim BT12 5GH, United Kingdom

On …

2012

We are live Tuesday Dec. 11th

To donate please follow this Donate Link

Some of the live streams

Charity GameCraft - Today Tuesday Dec. 11th

We'll start the live streaming at 9am. Meanwhile you can donate by clicking here It will take you to mycharity.ie …

Open your wallets, friends of game development, Charity GameCraft is coming!

For one day only, some of the most excellent …

GameCraft II, Done :D Tuesday Nov. 20th

It might have started a bit later than intended at 09:30, but we wrapped up in time with the breaking …

Photos so far Saturday Nov. 17th

Here are some photos from the day, if you are using Flickr, please add to our Flickr group: http://www.flickr.com/groups/dublingamecraft/

  • Silicon …

Dublin GameCraft 2 Theme Saturday Nov. 17th

GameCraft 2 Theme

At 9am you start coding and you stop at 9pm sharp. Then (at least) one of you team should be …

On that morning, the judges will pick and display two images; one being a colour and the other being a …

Dublin GameCraft 2 Prizes Monday Nov. 12th

Here are the prizes:-

Dublin GameCraft 2 Judges Wednesday Oct. 3rd

Dave McCabe

Dave McCabe is a filmmaker, writer and designer who has worked on more things than he’d care to …

Dublin GameCraft 2 Sponsors Sunday Sept. 16th

A big thank you to the following sponsors of Dublin GameCraft II

GOLD Digit Gaming Studios

SILVER

*Also contributed an intro course as …

Dublin GameCraft 1 Judges Friday Feb. 24th

(NOTE: This is a ported post from tumblr)

A big thanks to the judges.

Adam Renardson - Siliconrepublic.com

I am …

Prizes - Dublin GameCraft 1 Tuesday Jan. 31st

Demonware has kindly donated:

  • 1 x XBox 360

Jetbrains has kindly donated licenses to:

Game jams are awesome! New people, new ideas, new ways of doing stuff! If you’ve never been to one you …