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Galway Game Jam 13

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - June 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm



Galway Game Jam 13!

A 2-day game making event.

You and your team attempt to make a game or prototype in a super short timeframe. Open to people of all levels. Organisers will assist team formation on the first day.
When: June – Sat 15th 10:00-20:00 & Sun 16th 10:00-20:00.
Admission: €10
Theme/Limitation: TBA – Please discuss!
Start time: Sat 10:00am.
Finish time: Sun 8:00pm
Discord server:
T-shirts: “What? T-shirts?!”, you say? “Yes!” I say! Read more about this special occasion below. ;)

A theme will be announced that will serve as a focus for the gamejam. The idea is to interpret the theme and use that as a core part of your game (or at least as a starting point for your game idea!). Hopefully, having this as a focus will fuel your creativity and experimentation with core gameplay. Themes and limitations are great for your creativity – they remove the problem of having a ‘blank page’ of infinite possibility. A possibility space that has boundaries is easier for us to think about and play with, helping us to generate ideas and solutions. A theme also gives all the games from the jam a shared connection (or jam flavour!), though the games might all be different in many ways.

Some details yet to be determined. Check our facebook event page and our discord server on the lead up to the Galway Game Jam 13 for updates!

Food will not be provided, please arrange food and snacks for yourself and try to keep it healthy! The venue is centrally located, so there are plenty of options available (there is also the Saturday market!). You are permitted to eat & drink at the gamejam and are responsible for cleaning up after yourself – thank you!

Food is not provided, please provide your own food and snack – You are permitted to use the canteen area. There are some kitchen facilities available.

Organisers and volunteers, identified by “STAFF” badges and during announcements, will be around during the event. Feel free to ask them any questions, or bring any issues to their attention.

Limited-run Galway Game Jam T-Shirt
Our new, limited run, Galway Game Jam t-shirt will feature a design by pro illustrator and animator Tia Freidel made especially for Galway Game Jam 13.
Why? Well, enough people have been asking about it! It is clearly past time to show your creative past-time game jam alter-ego to the world! Wearing this awesome t-shirt may mean you are faced with statements. Here is a little call/response prompt to prepare your action in case you roll a 1 on initiative:

“You make games!? How are you so awesome?”
— Indeed.
“OMG I love jam too!”
— I <like/dislike> jam! Game jams taste more like <salads/coffee/donuts/pizza> though.
“So when you aren’t playing games/working/having a life, you make games?”
— Yes, and here’s the t-shirt to prove it.
“Is there pineapple on that pizza on your t-shirt?”
— Everyone has opinions…
“Awesome! Where can I get one?”
— Sorry you can’t! Limited run!

If you are interested in ordering a t-shirt please get in touch with us at to avoid disappointment.

You must agree to our Code of Conduct in order to participate in the jam.


June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am
June 16, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
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Galway Game Jam


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