At our monthly meetups we welcome game makers and enthusiasts and anyone who is interested in creating, exhibiting, or studying games to: * Present talks about all aspects of game development. * Showcase their projects, at any stage of development. * Give and receive feedback for their projects. * Chat and connect with folks who make games.
Our May meetup theme is AUTOMATION and will feature the following talk:
Automated Testing for Unity: RUT with Eamonn Hannon
Eamonn Hannon is currently studying at NUI Galway and has been an active member of the game development community in Galway for years. This talk showcases an automated testing solution for Unity projects which Eamonn has been developing as his final year project in NUI Galway. Eamonn will also talk about the possible future applications of his automated testing software.
We started our meetup group as a 1GAM challenge group, which has been a useful motivational tool to plug away at our projects. More here: https://onegameamonth.com
Please remember to bring your own devices and laptops to show off your work! 🙂
The PorterShed is located behind the Meyrick Hotel on Eyre Square, see their page for directions.
In Our March meetup, Paul Conway (Spookey Doorway, DoomCube) will give a short presentation on his takeaways from his companies application to the Creative Media Europe Fund.
This fund has very strict eligibility criteria. The current application deadline has now passed, but it’s not time to give up. Paul Conway will arm you with the knowledge he has gained about the process, so you can ensure your eligibility for the next round of funding applications, and take steps to strengthen your application.
Alan Priems, an entrepreneur and composer, will be giving a presentation on “Sonic Hooks”, his business project with the New Frontiers program. Alan will explain what Sonic Hooks is and how it is helping to solve a problem faced by game developers and videographers in sourcing high quality, unique music compositions for their projects.
We will be showcasing our local game developer game projects after the talks, and maybe get some pizza!
Jades – a game which Josh is working on using RPG Wizard, Josh’s pet project HTML5/JS game engine.
Obstacles – which Darren made at the last UL Gamejam.
welcoming a new member to the group, and
During today’s meet up we played each others games and discussed a bunch of topics.
Notably we chatted about game engines, recent game industry news surrounding the fan reaction to Activision Blizzard’s accouncement of Diablo Immortal, and what each of us are focusing on learning next.
We also talked a little about about health and well-being among developers, how to avoid neck and shoulder injuries from using computers for extended periods.
As an important aside, Gad clearly achieved the Obstacles top score for the night. Congrats!