A Gamejam Yule Never Forget Write-up Saturday, December 15 2018

(A quick note that photos in this post are mine unless explicity credited to other owners, if you have a pic you want to share, let us know)

❤️ Huge thanks to everyone who helped and participated in our end of the year GameCraft.

❤️ Shout out to our sponsors, DIT and Unity3D.

❤️ A special thanks to Bryan Duggan for helping us sort out hosting with DIT and Kal who is the student ambassador liason with Unity3D for sorting out the Unity Plus prizes. To Thomas Shaw who personally contributed The C64 Mini as a prize, and to Robin O’Keefe who dropped over his Moveable Type games as prizes personally on the day.

The morning was clear, cold and even had a rainbow to welcome us:

Ohh and what a bumper set of prizes we had on the day:

I (Vicky) didn’t take many pictures during the jam, but I have pics of when the games are being played after the jam ended.

Here is proof that Robin dropped in with his games as prizes:

The theme is /drumroll:

It was more appropriate for last year as we were all nice and warm this year in the church. 🔥

Here’s a pic at the start of the jam as people were busy figuring out what to make with the theme.

Don’t forget to upload games to itchio


The Games made and played after the jam

Team 1

Team 2

Team 3

Team 4

Team 5

Made with Codea.

Team 7

Team 8

Team 9

Our only board game - Freezing assets that can be played up to 4 people.


Congrats to all our People’s Choice winners and Unity3D winners.

Folks can upload their games here: https://bit.ly/yulejam18

People’s Choice

🥇 Team 1

🥈 Team9

This is a 3-person team.

🥉 Team 3

Best Game Made in Unity3D

Prizes are Unity3D Plus codes each for 1 year. Judged by Bryan, Mick and Vicky

🥇 Team 4

🥈 Team 2

A few more things…

Special announcement from 1GAM Galway

Special announcement from GameCraft Foundation

We announced on the day that we are fundraising with a target of €1000.00 for 2019, the main expense is our accountant’s fee, and any left over will go towards our future game jam expense.

If you can contribute €10, that would be super awesome, and there’s an option for you to donate other amounts either as a once-off, monthly or yearly.

First step is to head over to https://opencollective.com/gamecraft-foundation-clg, you’ll see who has donated so far, and how much we have raised. Thanks to those who have dropped in a few bob so far. ❤️🌈


Our next GameCrafts

Other Upcoming Game-related events

Global Game Jam (Fri Jan 25 - Sun Jan 27 2019)

Other Groups

I forgot to mention other game-related groups around Ireland. If there’s one I missed out, let me know.

And for more games-related news, check out gamedevelopers.ie.

And finally…

On behalf of GameCraft Foundation (which includes Andrew, Aphra, Bryan, Darren, Dave, Mick, Naoise, Siobhan and myself), we want to wish you all a Happy Holidays. We look forward to seeing in the New Year! 🎄🎉