December meetup featuring presentation by Joshua Daly and playtest Fung’s Tale a card game by Nightbeca

This 1GAM meetup will feature two community members.

* Joshua Daly will be giving a featured presentation titled: “Building your own Game Engine”.

Josh, a long-time community member and co-organiser of 1GAM, will be sharing what he has learned from developing “RPG Wizard”. RPG Wizard is a 2D RPG game engine designed for making games similar to retro JRPGs; like early Final Fantasy series games, Secret of Mana, and Zelda: Link to the Past. RPG Wizard has a small active community and traces it’s roots to a time before Unity and RPG Maker where viable options for small indie developers. Expect some gems of wisdom here! A short Q&A session will follow the presentation.

* Nightbeca will be playtesting her untitled card game prototype currently in development.

Nightbeca is an artist and game maker who recently moved to Galway and quickly discovered our gamedev community through participating in Galway Game Jam 15. What better way to welcome a new member of the community than to playtest their games!

Playtesting session will start shortly after the presentation. It’s casual and you are welcome to bring your own projects for playtesting.

Please be respectful and understand that on any given meetup it may be the first time a person has playtested their game. We encourage constructive criticism – since everyone here makes games it is a unique opportunity to get insights that regular play doesn’t offer. That said, please respect the game maker. Ask first before sharing your critique and suggestions. Thank you!

At our monthly meetups, game makers and enthusiasts are welcome 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.

Open to game makers and enthusiasts of all levels. 🙂

We welcome anyone who is interested in creating, exhibiting, or studying games!

We started as a 1GAM challenge group, which has been a useful motivation 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!

Event Links

“Building your own Game Engine” by Joshua Daly & Playtest Card game by Nightbeca

Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019, 7:00 PM

PorterShed, Galway City Innovation District
Eqre Square Galway (beside Meyrick + Bus Station) Galway, IE

2 Members Attending

This 1GAM meetup will feature two community members. * Joshua Daly will be giving a featured presentation titled: “Building your own Game Engine”. Josh, a long-time community member and co-organiser of 1GAM, will be sharing what he has learned in the years of developing the “RPG Wizard” game engine. RPG Wizard is a free, open source 2D RPG game eng…

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2019 Meetup Schedule

Our meetings generally take place on the first Tuesday of the month, in the PorterShed, from 7pm-9pm.

  • 8th January, 2019 (second Tuesday in January)
  • 5th February, 2019
  • 12th March, 2019
  • 2nd April
  • 7th May (Menlo room)
  • 4th June
  • 2nd July
  • 6th August
  • 3rd September
  • 1st October (Menlo room) – Next Meetup
  • 4th November
  • 3rd December

The PorterShed has been kind enough to support our game dev community as a venue for our event since late 2017.

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! 🙂