d’Lovely Game Jam July 31- Aug 2

Join a team or fly solo and make a game in 48 hours.

€5 Admission fee. Get tickets here:

Bring your own laptop/game making equipment.

Tea + Coffee provided throughout the weekend. Also, there’s a tuck shop with sugary snacks. Be careful, they’re dangerous!

d’Lovely Game Jam General Schedule

Friday 31st July:
Event kicks off, teams are assemble, theme is announced – spin game ideas and lock it down!

Saturday 1st Aug:
All day game development!
Lunch from 2-2:45pm – no obligation, but taking a break is a good idea!
Submit your game’s competing categories for your game to be judged in for our no obligation game jam competition

Sunday 2nd Aug:
Last leg of development.
Tools down, Submit final game to organizers for the online showcase.
Everyone playing everyone’s games for a while.
Judges announce category winners of the game jam competition.
Event finishes up. Check back in a few days for the showcase website. Thanks for the memories!
Last Orders: A group of us will likely take to the city to unwind with some socialising – all jammers are welcome!

After the event:
Once the May game jam finished up we wanted to continue developing our games in following weeks. Do chat to your team and the organisers if you wish to come to an arrangement to use the space. We want to support the game developement scene!

Game Jam May 29-31

Join a team or work solo to create a game in 48 hours.

Event requirements:
Bring your own game development stuff. (E.g. a laptop, your favourite set of markers etc.)
Be nice, run an anti-virus scan on any device you wish to join to the network using up-to-date anti-virus software!
Admission Fee: €5

Reserve your place here:
Eventbrite - Game Jam May 29-31 @ 091Labs, Galway
Please book your place in advance to avoid disappointment!*

The admission fee goes towards event costs, showcase website and upkeep of 091 Labs.

 

What is this all about?
A game jam is an event were people join forces in the spirit of collaboration to create a game (or prototype of one) over the duration of the event. Generally game jams are fun, challenging (in a good way!) and open to anyone who wants to participate, regardless of game development experience.  Collaborating over the short timeframe means you will be creative by necessity. Game jams give you the spacetime to try out new things you didn’t know you could do!

Teams will be arranged at the start, with the aim of equipping each team with a balance of skills typical to successful game development. To help everyone get those game ideas flowing there will be a theme set for the game jam on the first day.

We love computer games! Other game forms (card, table-top etc.) are welcome too.

The end of the game jam will see a competition with different categories. Our judges (who are professional game developers themselves) will select a winner and runner-up in each category. All of the submitted games will be showcased on the event website built after the event. The competition winners will be highlighted as such on the website, plus bragging rights!

It’s totally fine if you turn up to the game jam with pre-made bits, however you will not be able to participate in the related competition category. (E.g. if I make all of my game art before the game jam I cannot submit to the Art category.)

 

Schedule of events

Friday 29th:
Event kicks off, teams are assemble, theme is announced – get your game ideas together!

Saturday 30th:
All day game development!
Lunch from 1-2pm – no obligation, but taking a break is a good idea!
Submit your game’s competing categories for your game to be judged in for our no obligation game jam competition

Sunday 31st:
Last leg of development.
Tools down, Submit final game to organisers for the online showcase.
Everyone playing everyones’ games for a while.
Judges announce category winners of the game jam competition.
Event finishes up. Check back in a few days for the showcase website. Thanks for the memories!
Links:
http://091labs.com/2015/05/game-jam-may-29-31/
http://091labs.com/

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1426558374316134/
https://www.facebook.com/091labs

Reserve a place for yourself here:
Eventbrite - Game Jam May 29-31 @ 091Labs, Galway

091 Talks: Open Emotion Studios on Tuesday

This Tuesday we’ve got the awesome fellows of Open Emotion Studios coming down to 091 Labs to have a chat with us!

Founders Paddy Murphy (Chief Elephant Optimiser) and Colm English (Lead Programmer) are driving down to Galway especially for us on Open Night this Tuesday, 24th January from 7pm and will be hanging around for a while to answer your questions.

Open Emotions Studios was founded by three friends in early 2010 and, as of this month, is the largest Indie Game Dev Studio in Ireland with offices in Dublin and Limerick. They make games for PS3, PSP, Xbox Live, iOS, Android, Flash and more. Their games and developers have also won a bunch of awards!

Open Night starts on Tuesday at 7pm. Paddy and Colm will give a short talk and presentation from 7.15, explaining a bit about themselves and what they do and what cool new stuff is happening. They’ll stick around for a while to answer any questions you might have and are then hopping in their car for the long drive back home!

You can follow Open Emotion Studios on Twitter (@OpenEmotion) or Facebook and their website is http://www.openemotionstudios.com/

Unity Drop-in Nights – Breaking for Christmas

Our Unity drop-in nights will be taking a break over the Christmas period while this humble blogger grits his teeth and prepares to dive into the capitalist soul-draining maelstrom that is modern Christmas cheer.  Wish me luck…

 

We’ll be announcing our next drop-in night in the New Year. In the mean time, have a merry and relatively stress-free Christmas and why not pop along to our fantastic 091 Labs Xmas Get-Together? We’ll be meeting up in the space (47 Eyre Square, above Kennedys Pub, for those not in the know) from 7pm on Friday the 16th of December for food, games and general festive hackery. Hope to see you there!