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September 29, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 9:00 pm


Since the dawn of time ?, well, since the first GameCraft in 2012, we witnessed many games made, be it digital ?or ones played with a roll of the ?. We want to bring these two sides to come together and join us at THE MEGA GAMECRAFT SHOWDOWN! ??

?We are calling all game-makers and those curious about this craft to this challenge of Digital Games Vs Analogue Games!

?A huge thanks to Talent Garden for hosting us!

As tickets are not available right now, you can register your interest here:


  • 09:30 – 09:50 Registration & setup
  • 09:50 – 10:00 Welcome and Theme announcement
  • 10:00 – 13:00 Game jam
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 – 18:00 Game jam
  • 18:00 Game jam Ends – tidy up and set up your game demos
  • 18:00 – 20:30 Play games & Vote for fav game
  • 20:30 – 20:45 Announce People’s Choice and award prize(s)
  • 21:00 GameCraft Ends


What is a GameCraft about?

It’s a game jam for people who are interested in game-making to come together under one roof to make games, meet people and generally have fun. GameCraft provides a venue so you can concentrate on making fun games. We also provide food and beverages throughout the day.

Code of Conduct

It is important that you have read the Code of Conduct before registering, people who have not read it will not be eligible for the game jam.

You can read it here:

But what is a game jam?

A game jam is an event for people to make games based on a theme (announced at the beginning of the jam) within a given period of time. It can be 8 hours or even up to 24 hours.

Am I able for a game jam?

YES! You like games, and having fun. You don’t have to be a programmer, if you can draw, tell stories, make music, and more… come along! We need more designers, crafters and makers!

What do I bring?

If you are making digital games, your laptop/PC, music making hardware, tablets for drawing assets, and so on.

If you are making analog games, paper, cards, scissors, paint, dice (lots of them), notebook, cards, meeples, glitter, pens, modelling clay, and any other crafty stationary you want to bring along.

Is there an age restriction to participate?

Yes, GameCraft events are all adult events (over 18s) unless specified. Normally when you sign up, you have to agree that you are over 18 before completing your registration.

Do I have to be in a team?

Nope, let us know when you check-in at registration on Saturday morning (09:30 till 09:59), and let us know what skills you have, and we can form a group in the morning before we announce the theme.

How many can we have in a team?

As many as you want. :-)

What about ownership of the games we create?

All games and content produced during GameCraft events remains the full property of their creators. GameCraft makes no claim to anything participants create. When you take part in GameCraft events you own everything you create.

All trademarks remain property of their respective owners. See


Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.


You are the judges! ?

Step 1: Organisers will be handing numbers for each game that is set up after the jam.

Step 2: Play as many games as you can.

Step 3: You like a game, note its number and tell the organisers who will keep score.

RESULT: Organisers will tot up the votes, and there will be

  • People’s Choice 1st
  • People’s Choice 2nd
  • People’s Choice 3rd


September 29, 2018
9:30 am - 9:00 pm
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