May Meetup – Automated Testing for Unity with Eamonn Hannon

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.

https://portershed.com/

Please feel free to tag the page or #1GAMGalway in your photos of the event. Thanks!

If you would like to give a talk please get in touch with Darren at the event.

March Meetup – Featuring talks from Paul Conway and Alan Preims

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!

See you there!

Jades, Obstacles and Pizza – Nov 2018

This evening’s meetup featured:

  • 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
  • Woozza pizza!

During today’s meet up we played each others games and discussed a bunch of topics.

Obstacles - High Score table at the 1GAM Galway November 2018 meetup Josh playing some Jades Gad, Patrick and Josh at 1GAM Galway November 2018 meetup. Gad playing Obstacles, Patrick and Josh at 1GAM Galway November 2018 meetup. Gad, Patrick and Josh at 1GAM Galway November 2018 meetup.

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!

See you again for the next meetup on Dec 4th.

Upcoming 1GAM Galway Meetups

Here’s a list of upcoming 1GAM Galway meetups in the Portershed, Galway from 7pm-9pm.
Add them to your calendar!
* Tuesday, 11th September (second Tuesday in September)
* Tuesday, 2nd October
* Tuesday, 6th November
* Tuesday, 4th December
* Tuesday, 8th January, 2019 (second Tuesday in January)
* Tuesday, 5th February, 2019
* 12th March
* 2nd April, 2019
* 7th May, 2019
* 4th June, 2019
* 2nd July, 2019
* 6th August, 2019
* 3rd September, 2019
* 1st October, 2019
* 4th November, 2019
* 3rd December, 2019

Please signal your intention to attend on Facebook or Meetup.com. Thank you! 🙂