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!


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

Intro Course in Electronics and Arduino Starting May 9th

New three day course in electronics and arduino, starting on May 9th.

Course runs on Saturday from 9.30am to 2.30pm. You’ll get to grips with the basics of electronics, programming and even a little bit of robotics.
Learn how build devices that interact and react to the world around them.
Some of the topics we’ll be covering.

Course Cost: €90
Material Cost: €50

For more details contact

Micheál: 087-053-3487

Kristian: 087-461-7274

Intro to the basic tools and language of electronics

  • Power and Power Supplies
  • Batteries and the basic theory
  • Resistors & Resistor Colour Codes
  • Voltage & Current, Ohms Law
  • LED’s, Breadboards, Multimeters, Relay’s, Potentiometers, Motors, Diodes, Capacitors, Transistors
  • Basic concepts of sensing information
  • Basic Sensor – Ultrasonic sensor, Light Sensors etc.

Introduction to Arduino

  • Setting up the programming environment
  • Basic setup, and introduction to the board
  • Running your own programs experimentation and debugging simple programs
  • Performing basic actions, reading data, sending data, switch pins on and off, and pulse width
  • modulation.
  • Basic concepts of programming, variables, conditionals, data types (numbers, strings,
  • Booleans i.e yes, no)
  • Intro concepts of binary
  • Functions, while loops and for-loops

Also this guy wants you to do the course,

cute kitten
Here’s a kitten


Quick-Fire Lessons Tuesday Weekly

Hey folks!

Simply drop in to soak up the knowledge – for free!

This week’s Quick Fire Lessons will take place at 091 Labs at the regular time of 6:30pm on Tuesday.
Our next class will see us focus on JavaScript were we will introduce node.js.

Keep an eye on our social media for updates.



What’s it all about?
Quick-Fire Lessons are fast and loose, with an emphasis on learning by doing.
We aim to provide a supportive, open and safe environment for you to try out new things.

Quick-Fire Lessons are a weekly event, with lots of introductions to various awesome things. If you want to participate in the problems/exercises please bring your own laptop/device. It’s also fine to drop in for a look and listen.

These lessons will be facilitated by Micheál and Darren and possibly a mix of other people along the way through 2015. We’re constantly improving the learning experience from week to week. We’d like to keep this up so please be generous with feedback!

Our preliminary list for coding content (later will see more subjects) includes the lastest in the following languages/platforms:

  • HTML5 & CSS3
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Angular JS *
  • Git *
  • WordPress
  • Java *
  • Android App Development *
  • Basic Machine Learning ***
  • Arduino *

*Asterix’s mean that we cannot possibly cover everything in one class due to topics being very broad/deep.

See you there!

LAN Party Lock-In 13th Feb

The last LAN was a bit of craic. Let’s have another!

Venue: 091 Labs
Find us on the map

Start Time: 7pm, Friday 13th February

€15 non-members
€10 members

You can book your ticket on our EventBrite page here:

Event Waiver: 091 Labs LAN Party Waiver

Bring your own computer & anything you think you’ll need on the night.

If you wish to play any particular game at the event please let us know beforehand!

The Games:
This is not a comprehensive list (yet!)

Likely :
Team Fortress 2
Other source Games & Source mods
Starcraft II
Warcraft III
Quake III Arena
Unreal Tournament
Super Hexagon

Maybe :

Please suggest games for this list in the comments or email at the address below.

If you have any queries about the event, please email the organisers at

See you there!

091 Labs LAN Party Lock-In Februaru 13th 2015