The film festival may have started in town but we are going to see if a group of indie game developers can make indie games in one day.
Tomorrow, Sat. the 19th February, will see the first in a series of three “Indie Games Space” days between now and April organised by John O’Kane, indie developer, GameDevelopers.ie and supported and hosted by Filmbase, Temple Bar, Dublin.
A group of independent computer game developers are coming together for the first free event on Saturday 19th February in the heart of Dublin between 12:30pm and 5pm. The purpose of the events is to allow independent developers and teams in Ireland, working on computer game projects on any platform, to come together, share ideas and collaborate on small games together.
Attendees will need to bring your own computer, notepads and pens. The event is kindly supported by Filmbase who are providing a training room, internet access and facilities for the event. Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers to network, train and receive support. People interested in networking with other developers are also invited to meet up for show and tell in the Filmbase Cafe.
After the introductions and talks, attendees will all submit a game design challenge, and one will be chosen out of a hat. They can choose to work solo, or collaborate with other people and teams with one goal. Finish the game before the day is finished, or work on it and enter into a monthly challenge.
Indie developer Paul Conway will talk about his new modification for the hit game Dragon Age, and how he developed his “Craggy Island Mod”. See http://tinyurl.com/craggyislandmod.
With the first event already booked out, places for the next two events on 26th of March and the 30th of April will be made available two weeks beforehand and announced on gamedevelopers.ie and made available via http://indiegamesspace.eventbrite.com/.
This event is aimed at people who have some game development 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 or the Facebook page at
FOR MORE INFO:
John O’Kane (Organiser and Indie Developer) – firstname.lastname@example.org
Aphra Kerr (GameDevelopers.ie) – email@example.com
Filmbase is a not-for-profit resource centre for filmmakers. Their building on Curved Street, in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar, is a public space where filmmakers can network, hire filmmaking equipment, take training courses and receive support and information about working within the Irish film industry. Filmbase also publishes the cultural magazine Film Ireland and administers a number of film and documentary production award schemes.