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GGJ19 Galway Jam-Site Approved!

Global Game Jam '19 at PorterShed, Galway

Hi folks,

Our Global Game Jam jam-site at the PorterShed has been approved by Global Game Jam 19!

You can check out the page here for details about the site. https://globalgamejam.org/2019/jam-sites/portershed-galway-ireland

Registration through ClearBookings: https://clr.ie/127719

If you have any questions let me know in the comments or get in touch at info@mindcauldron.com.

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Organising a Galway jam-site for Global Game Jam 2019

Global Game Jam ggj17 presskit header image

Hi folks,

I’m putting together Galway’s next Global Game Jam. Global Game Jam 2019.

Over the last 4 years, Pulse College Galway has brought Global Game Jam to Galway and made it into a landmark game making event for the community. Unfortunately, Pulse College Galway has closed it’s Galway Campus earlier this year and Chris Colston will not be able to continue as an organiser.

Chris reached out to the community and I answered the call. I have run many game jams in the past, and I’m currently on the board of Global GameCraft LtdG. Chris has been supportive of me taking on the role of organiser for this event. I am more than happy to ensure that Galway does not lose it’s Global Game Jam tradition!

I’ve registered with Global Game Jam and will update mindcauldron.com with news over the coming weeks.

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Blender Workshops cancelled – Drop-in replacement gamejam instead! Free entry

Mind Cauldron Ablaze - Last Minute Gamejam

Unfortunately we didn’t get enough bookings for the Blender workshops. Everyone who booked a place on the Blender workshops is getting a full refund. Next time I’ll ensure we have more lead up time to the event for promotion.

But, we still have the event space booked for the workshops! So why not use it for something?

After a poll on Facebook, people voted to use it for a gamejam:

So we have!

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/287115148677106/

Itch.io Jam Page: https://itch.io/jam/through-the-fire-and-the-games

The theme is: LAST MINUTE

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Intro to 3D Modelling with Blender Press Release

3d modelling with Blender workshops by MindCauldron

“Introduction to 3D Modelling with Blender” is a beginners level course starting this weekend at the PorterShed, Galway. The workshops will be delivered by Trevor Burke, 3D Artist of Howling Hamster Games.

Blender is a free, open-source tool for creating and rendering 3D art and animations. It is used mostly by smaller studios in both the Game and Film/Animation industries, including a few Galway-based game developers.

The course starts this Saturday 24th November, with a second day on Saturday 1st December.

Mind Cauldron will award a certificate of completion participants on completing the course. Please note that these certificates are not recognised by the NFQ, though they may still be a valuable addition to your C.V.

Mind Cauldron is a new game development business in Galway run by Darren Kearney. Darren is an active member of the game development community in Ireland and is the best known for organising game making events locally and nationally.

Ticket price for the course is €100. Ticket booking and more information at https://mindcauldron.clr.events/event/127653:introduction-to-3d-modelling-with-blender

Please direct any course queries to Darren at info@mindcauldron.com

Thanks to the PorterShed for continuing to support the local game development community.

Tickets: https://clr.ie/127653

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Introduction to 3D Modelling with Blender

Please book as places are limited.

Trevor Burke will be delivering this workshop. Trevor is a professional 3D artist working in the game industry. Trevor will be delivering an ambitious series of workshops for the complete beginner that cover the basics of 3D modelling from concept to export file.

You are required to bring your own laptop/computer and a 3-button mouse (mouse with scroll wheel).

Ticket booking and workshop information are available at the event page: https://mindcauldron.clr.events/event/127653:introduction-to-3d-modelling-with-blender