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This topic contains 54 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 3 years, 2 months ago.

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  • #8771

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Friends,

    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.

    When?

    Thursday at 18:30

    Where?

    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!

    Owen

  • #49883

    aphra
    Keymaster

    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..

    Aphra

  • #49884

    BCFESupermario
    Participant

    yes once classes are done , the main room in the incubator is pretty much free and open.

  • #49885

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Hey guys.

    We will be in the Bernard Shaw.
    I have an area reserved.

    See you there.

  • #49886

    aphra
    Keymaster

    this Thurs the 11th?

    Sorry can’t make it guys..not that I am a design guru anyway

    Aphra

  • #49890

    oscan
    Participant

    Definitely going to try and make it.

  • #49891

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Great stuff!

  • #49892

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Sorry you can’t make it Aphra.

    We are going to do it every 2 weeks though so there will be another chance.

  • #49893

    anthony
    Participant

    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.

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #49894

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Hey Anthony,

    This event is for everyone that is making games, full time, hobby, getting started, whatever.

    I look forward to playing your game!

  • #49900

    anthony
    Participant

    Awesome!

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #49901

    aphra
    Keymaster

    added to calendar and if this becomes a regular I can keep adding it.

    Is this the venue?

    http://www.bodytonicmusic.com/thebernardshaw/

    Aphra

  • #49903

    owenllharris
    Participant

    It is!

    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.

  • #49905

    Arnklit
    Participant

    Arg, I’m really sad I missed this, I hope you guys had a great time.

  • #49907

    Pete
    Participant

    Nice job on this Owen, great to see what you guys are up to

  • #49953

    owenllharris
    Participant

    dubLUDO 2

    https://www.facebook.com/events/523089224418906/

    8th of May
    Against the Grain
    18:00

    bring your game

  • #49994

    owenllharris
    Participant
  • #49995

    aphra
    Keymaster

    am I the only person in the world not on Facebook??

    boo

    Aphra

  • #49996

    owenllharris
    Participant

    I will try be more actively talking about it in other places.

  • #50000

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    @aphra I’ve a dislike for it too :)

  • #50003

    serioussam909
    Participant

    dubLUDO 3!!![/quote:343defca53]
    Is it just me or this link is invalid? :roll:

  • #50004

    aphra
    Keymaster

    it works ok if you are a member of Facebook

    Aphra

  • #50005

    owenllharris
    Participant

    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

    Venue: GameSpace

    Date: 29th May

    Time: 18:00

  • #50018

    serioussam909
    Participant

    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?

  • #50021

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    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)

  • #50023

    owenllharris
    Participant

    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.

  • #50069

    paulmcgg
    Participant

    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.

  • #50083

    aphra
    Keymaster

    happening tomorrow!

    Aphra

  • #50084

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Thanks Paul.

    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?

  • #50085

    aphra
    Keymaster

    deadline for marks is today…if I get them done I will be in.

    Aphra

  • #50087

    owenllharris
    Participant

    HA!

    I know the way.

    Grade like the wind!

  • #50088

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Have a great meetup all, I’d like to see bitSmiths new game too :)

  • #50089

    onji
    Participant

    Meetup was good last night, the new venue worked out well. Big pluses on the procedural layout in bitSmiths new game.

  • #50090

    aphra
    Keymaster

    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

    Aphra

  • #50091

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    aw.. sorry I missed this now. Is this a regular meetup?

  • #50092

    aphra
    Keymaster

    regular enough.

    Aphra

  • #50093

    owenllharris
    Participant

    We are trying to keep dubLUDO very regular, every 2 – 3 weeks.
    Next date will be announced very soon.

  • #50094

    aphra
    Keymaster

    see what marking does to a person..!

    Sorry….

    Aphra

  • #50095

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    great! I’ll keep my eyes peeled. Thanks.

  • #50097

    owenllharris
    Participant

    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

    Here is a link to the FB event if do do the FB thing.

  • #50098

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I have just read a nice short piece on the Australian games industry where it talks about their game jams and design events.

    See http://www.gamescenes.org/2010/05/interview-julian-olivers-selectparksnet-and-qthoth-19981999.html

    and

    http://www.freeplay.net.au/about/

    Aphra

  • #50180

    aphra
    Keymaster

    It seems you can travel from Galway to Dublin and on to Belfast for games related events in the next few weeks!!

    Aphra

  • #50280

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    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!

  • #50282

    Jaza
    Participant

    last one was the 19th of this month.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/196176133875182/

    Next one be scheduled the start of next month I’d imagine. I know Owen is mad busy with his game design summer camp so he hasnt been pushing dubludo like he normally would.
    http://owenllharris.com/events

  • #50283

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    Aw.. I had been looking forward to this all month!

    Ah well, next time maybe.

    Thanks for the response anyway!

  • #50284

    aphra
    Keymaster

    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?

    Aphra

  • #50286

    owenllharris
    Participant

    will have a date fro dubLUDO 6 with the hour.
    If anyone has a preference chime in.

  • #50287

    wigwamXL
    Participant

    Ah great stuff!

    I have no preference as it will be my first time attending.

    Fair dues on the summer workshops btw!

  • #50288

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Next dubLUDO will be Friday the 9th of August in GameSpace.

    Here is the Facebook event if you do the Facebook thing – https://www.facebook.com/events/688499261167139/

    See you there.

  • #50356

    owenllharris
    Participant

    dubLUDO 7 – 30th of August

    Location TBC

    FB event – https://www.facebook.com/events/219604998195112/

  • #50937

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Hey Kids.

    The next episode of dubLUDO will be on the 7th June

    Check it!

    My challenge to you, bring someone that has never been before.

  • #50938

    aphra
    Keymaster

    already at dubludo 13!

    Aphra

  • #50940

    owenllharris
    Participant

    Aye. Hard to believe it.

    PS – This months guest is the wonderful Leigh Alexander

  • #50995

    aphra
    Keymaster

    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…

    Aphra

  • #50998

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Some pics from the last DubLudo..

    https://plus.google.com/photos/111797326171072011868/albums/6023234062428599633

    Really enjoyed the event. Well done to all.

    Aphra

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