Sep 15 2011

Game Development Workshop

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Game Development Workshop

 

Starting Wednesday 21st and taking place over four weeks, the Game Development Workshop will guide participants through the development of a game.

 

Rather than concentrating on the basics, like input and movement, we’ll be going over how to put a game together using object orientated programming techniques such as Managers, Game States and Finite State Machines.

 

We’ll be using Unity with C# to develop, though the methods used can be applied to almost any language or framework (including XNA).

 

Details

  • Runs on the 21st Sept, 28th Sept, 5th Oct & 12th Oct.
  • From 6pm to 10pm.
  • The workshop costs €20, this covers the four sessions and is payable at the first.
    No need to book or pre-pay.

 

What You’ll Need

  • A laptop with Unity installed.
  • Experience of a programming language.

Jul 1 2011

G Loves T – a Galway Theatre-based mobile game

Aaron Hastings

Many people ask us what the best thing is about having a makerspace in Galway city. Without even a blip of hesitation, our answer is always the thriving and exciting arts community. We’re excited to share with you a mobile gaming app from our friends at Galway Loves Theatre. It’s called G Loves T, and it looks a little bit special.

According to the website, “It’s part treasure hunt, part code-breaking, part puzzle-solving. It will be played online and around Galway from July 4th – 23rd.” The game involves collecting clues hidden on websites, forums and around Galway City, combining some of the latest (some might even say bizarre) trends in social networking, like geocaching and QR codes. A good old fashioned treasure hunt brought to the virtual world? I’m in!

The game is launching right in time for Galway Arts Festival 2011, so go on over to Galway Loves Theatre’s website and sign yourself up!

http://www.galwaylovestheatre.com/g-loves-t