The first indie games space event which is to take place in Filmbase, Temple Bar in Dublin on the 19th of February, 12.30-5pm is booked out after only one day.
The event which is aimed at, and organised by, indie developers, is providing a social and work space for indie developers to collaborate on projects of their choice.
The event is kindly supported by Filmbase who are providing a training room and facilities for the event. Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers to network, train and receive support. Gd.ie is also supporting the initiative.
How it will work
After the intros the attendees will choose a theme for a game design challenge (audience suggestions out of a hat).
Collaborations and team formations are recommended, but working solo is also fine. You can aim to finish your game before the day is out, or you can continue and enter in a monthly challenge.
The first event will also include a talk by indie developer Paul Conway who will talk about his new Dragon Age mod “Craggy Island”.
Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop, notebook, pens etc. Internet connection, desks etc. will be provided.
Attendance at the event is free and tickets were limited to approx 20 on a first come first served basis for this first event.
Tickets were released on thurs 3rd at http://indiegamesspace.eventbrite.com/ but by that evening they were all gone.
Attendees are welcome to come without a ticket but are not guaranteed a seat in the training room and thus may not be able to participate fully in the event. However, the cafe may have some room and you can chat with people there. The Filmbase cafe will be open all day.
The organisers plan to hold two more events on the 26th of March and the 30th of April and depending on the response these may be moved to larger rooms.
This event is aimed at people who have some game development or related experience and can contribute either, or both, artistic and programming skills. It is not suitable for complete beginners.
For more information see http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?p=44713
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