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