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April 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm #8771
I am helping add a new night to our little scenes calendar.
It is called dubLUDO and it is going to be a regular event about Game Design, Iteration and Feedback.
Why are you doing this?
There are lots of great events here that help grow of efforts but none of them are currently focused on the quality of the games we are making. There are events for getting a job, marketing, networking, technology, funding and about everything else. But where can I go if Level 4 of my game is boring or this promising prototype is just not what I know it could be?
What will we be doing?
Showing what you are working on. Getting folk to play it and give feedback. Giving feedback on other projects. Basically a bunch of games set up the the pub.
We will experiment with other formats for future events.
This is a new effort on our part, so we will make lost of mistakes and things might be a little bumpy, but I feel there is some great potential here. I am in contact with similar groups in London, Cambridge and Montreal and getting suggestions from them.
Who should come?
Anyone that wants to make better games and improve their craft.
Thursday at 18:30
A pub in Dublin with lots of sockets. I am looking at some tomorrow and will update then.
I am looking forward to playing your games!
April 8, 2013 at 11:30 am #49883
I think I was to do stuff on this after our last indie meet but I have been a bit swamped sorry about that.
I think Mark also said there would be space down in the incubator if we wished too..
April 8, 2013 at 4:44 pm #49884
yes once classes are done , the main room in the incubator is pretty much free and open.
April 9, 2013 at 9:57 am #49885
We will be in the Bernard Shaw.
I have an area reserved.
See you there.
April 9, 2013 at 12:04 pm #49886
this Thurs the 11th?
Sorry can’t make it guys..not that I am a design guru anyway
April 9, 2013 at 3:42 pm #49890
Definitely going to try and make it.
April 9, 2013 at 3:57 pm #49891
April 9, 2013 at 4:29 pm #49892
Sorry you can’t make it Aphra.
We are going to do it every 2 weeks though so there will be another chance.
April 9, 2013 at 9:26 pm #49893
Can anyone (i.e. hobbyists / bedroom coders) bring a game / prototype along?
I’ve been chipping away (admittedly very slowly) at the prototype I brought to State Of Play last year and would really appreciate some more plays/opinions/advice.
April 9, 2013 at 11:14 pm #49894
This event is for everyone that is making games, full time, hobby, getting started, whatever.
I look forward to playing your game!
April 10, 2013 at 6:49 pm #49900
April 11, 2013 at 8:46 am #49901
April 11, 2013 at 11:24 am #49903
I think we will try a number of different formats and venues but I assume it will settle down at som point.
I will certainly try and give better notice for the next one.
April 11, 2013 at 10:57 pm #49905
Arg, I’m really sad I missed this, I hope you guys had a great time.
April 12, 2013 at 8:45 am #49907
Nice job on this Owen, great to see what you guys are up to
April 23, 2013 at 2:18 pm #49953
May 10, 2013 at 11:57 am #49994
May 10, 2013 at 2:23 pm #49995
am I the only person in the world not on Facebook??
May 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm #49996
I will try be more actively talking about it in other places.
May 11, 2013 at 2:31 pm #50000
May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm #50003
Is it just me or this link is invalid? :roll:
May 12, 2013 at 7:21 pm #50004
it works ok if you are a member of Facebook
May 12, 2013 at 8:17 pm #50005
dubLUDO 3 details:
Lets keep this train a rollin’
Bring your Game
Bring your collage project
Bring your GameCraft folly
Make stuff, break stuff, shake stuff
Let us play
Date: 29th May
May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm #50018
it works ok if you are a member of Facebook [/quote:9de79d0b18]
I am on facebook – do I have to join a specific group or something?
May 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm #50021
Perhaps, there is an invite only Irish game dev group on FB it could be linked to that.
Its a lot more active than gd.ie (oops the cat is out of the bag)
May 15, 2013 at 11:18 am #50023
Sorry, the event was not set to public.
Thanks for letting me know.
I have no deep love of FB but it is handy for such things.
If anyone wishes to take the lead of listing the event on a
different service please be my guest.
I have no desire to retain any conceptual ownership of this event.
The sooner is becomes self perpetuating the better.
If anyone does not care for the manner / time / location / tone / audience
please by all means schedule your own one. Call it dubLUDO if you like.
Call it something else if you like.
Either way, I’ll be there with what ever I am working on.
May 25, 2013 at 8:58 pm #50069
This is awesome, well done Owen. I literally registered and came to gd.ie to see if there was such a group or if people were interesting in getting one going. I look forward to Wednesday then.
I assume the plan is for a regular thing? A lot of indies I know in the UK stressed having it at the same time each week/fortnight (eg: every wed at 7 come to gamespace) was a really good idea to getting it self-sustaining and getting a regular crew going (so if you can’t make it one week, and it really shouldn’t rest on one person, then no foul).
Also I think having a simple blog and constant web presence outside of FB like London Indies (londonindies-dot-com/), would definitely be no harm.
May 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm #50083
May 28, 2013 at 11:06 pm #50084
I aim to decentralize governance ASAP.
Lets have a chat about it at the meet tomorrow.
We can see if anyone wants to take the lead on the Blog too.
Aphra, think you can make it?
May 29, 2013 at 8:38 am #50085
deadline for marks is today…if I get them done I will be in.
May 29, 2013 at 10:33 am #50087
I know the way.
Grade like the wind!
May 29, 2013 at 12:26 pm #50088
Have a great meetup all, I’d like to see bitSmiths new game too :)
May 30, 2013 at 9:46 am #50089
Meetup was good last night, the new venue worked out well. Big pluses on the procedural layout in bitSmiths new game.
May 30, 2013 at 2:22 pm #50090
I met someone who were there last night and apparently there was a great turnout…
sorry I couldn’t make it…final script in now..
off to sleep
May 30, 2013 at 5:03 pm #50091
aw.. sorry I missed this now. Is this a regular meetup?
May 31, 2013 at 8:12 am #50092
May 31, 2013 at 8:20 am #50093
We are trying to keep dubLUDO very regular, every 2 – 3 weeks.
Next date will be announced very soon.
May 31, 2013 at 8:39 am #50094
see what marking does to a person..!
May 31, 2013 at 10:32 am #50095
great! I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Thanks.
May 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm #50097
So dubLUDO 4 will be on 25th of June.
We are going to have so very short talks at the start and see how that feels.
Also there will be Turtle Wushu
May 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm #50098
I have just read a nice short piece on the Australian games industry where it talks about their game jams and design events.
June 14, 2013 at 9:13 am #50180
It seems you can travel from Galway to Dublin and on to Belfast for games related events in the next few weeks!!
July 24, 2013 at 12:41 am #50280
Um.. Is dubLudo still a thing?
The facebook page has the last date as 25th June and was wondering if there’s another one scheduled for this month.
Can’t seem to find a thing about it though!
July 24, 2013 at 9:21 am #50282
July 24, 2013 at 9:54 am #50283
Aw.. I had been looking forward to this all month!
Ah well, next time maybe.
Thanks for the response anyway!
July 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm #50284
if there is one in August let me know guys and I will add to the calendar.
I thought they were pretty much every two weeks or so?
July 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm #50286
will have a date fro dubLUDO 6 with the hour.
If anyone has a preference chime in.
July 24, 2013 at 3:49 pm #50287
Ah great stuff!
I have no preference as it will be my first time attending.
Fair dues on the summer workshops btw!
July 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm #50288
August 15, 2013 at 3:49 pm #50356
May 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm #50937
May 7, 2014 at 9:30 pm #50938
already at dubludo 13!
May 8, 2014 at 10:12 pm #50940
Aye. Hard to believe it.
PS – This months guest is the wonderful Leigh Alexander
June 5, 2014 at 12:19 pm #50995
Nice article from the Sunday Business Post on DubLudo…on the 18th of May http://www.businesspost.ie/#!search/dubludo
and since that is behind a paywall thanks to Snozbot for sharing…
June 10, 2014 at 9:55 am #50998
Some pics from the last DubLudo..
Really enjoyed the event. Well done to all.
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