Owen of BitSmith is running a series of workshops on game design in Dublin this August. If you don’t know him, he is also behind DubLudo and of course their first game Ku was released earlier this year.

The focus of these design workshops will be experiential – you will learn by actually making games every day!

The curriculum will cover all game design fundamentals and is aimed at various levels; from people just starting out, to those needing a refresher, to those who just want to be immersed in play – anyone who wants to make a game.


Owen Harris is the studio head and lead game designer at bitSmith Games and is a leading figure in the emerging Irish games industry. He teaches Game Design and Production from diploma to masters level at DIT and Pulse College, speaks extensively at national and international conferences, and advises the Irish Government on the growth and direction of the burgeoning games sector.

He LOVES playing games and helping folk make their own.


August 6th, 12th, 19th, 26th

How much?

Students can attend all four days (€200) or pick and mix the days that interest them most (€60 per day).

What do I need?

A deep love of games and play of all sorts
– Pen and paper
– A Gameplay Journal (fancy notebook)
– No special technical knowledge or experience is required to enjoy this course
Want more information?

Just send a quick line to gamedesigncamp (at) gmail.com and we’ll be right back to you!

There are only 15 spaces available for each day so sign up now!

See http://owenllharris.com/events

More info on the gd.ie forums too.