Last weekend saw the Jolly Gamecraft take place in Microsoft Ireland, Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin.
Gamecraft is a games jam event designed around building the gaming community. They allow game-makers to meet, share ideas, have fun, compete for prizes and most importantly make games! Usually they take place at weekends and are a great way to learn and improve your game making skills.
About 100 people turned up to take part in the Jolly Dec. event and they were treated to tutorials, pretty nice cookies and some nifty prizes. Of course they had to work for it. The Wrath of Kitty was the theme of the day and they had just one day to work on their game idea.
Fungus also got an outing – which explains the strange hats that some of the participants were wearing.
Don’t know what that is? It is an extension to Unity3D to help folks make story based games. It’s a great tool for learning the basics of programming and also for creating professional quality story games. Fungus is a free open source library and is fully compatible with the free version of Unity 3D. Check it out.
Well done to all the organisers. That was the 8th gamecraft of 2014.
Gd.ie popped in to snap a few photos.