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Mario Kart Wii Tournament

Starts Thu 4th Apr 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost € 5.00
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15

BE THERE OR BE SQUARE MEGA AWESOME MARIO KART TOURNAMENT THIS THURSDAY!
See more on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ul_gamesdev/

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Person of the Year

Starts Wed 20th Mar 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 19:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Courtyard Room, Student Life Building

Our very own Goober of the Year awards! This was an award that was voted on amongst yourselves, an award for individuals who contributed to the society the most this year, whoever got the most votes is our society person of the year. What do they win? idk.....

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Pub Quiz (Collab)

Starts Wed 13th Mar 2024 at 18:30
Ends at 21:00
Cost € 5.00
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: The Pavillion, UL

PUB QUIZ!!!!!!! This Wednesday, the 13th of March, we will be holding a Pub Quiz in collaboration with Computer Society! There will be free food and prizes to be won for first (computer mouse x 3) and second (mousepads x 3) place. Questions asked will be a mix between different topics relating to video games, computers and game development. If you're interested, bring a team of 3 to The Pavillion on campus at 6:30pm! The entry free is 5 euro per person (cash or card).

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Godot/Github workshop

Starts Thu 7th Mar 2024 at 18:10
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15


Welcome one welcome all for Week 6 soon shall fall. This week is full of jolly but soon midterms spell folly. There has been slight changes this term instead of a unity workshop a Godot one we yearn. If thou have been struggling with Godot or GitHub this Thursday shall nib it in the Budd.

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Game of The Month

Starts Thu 29th Feb 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15

In this event, we'll be covering February's Game of the Month, Kingdom Two Crowns! Whether you have played this game or not feel free to come by as we talk about what makes this game great :] (If it makes you feel any better, most of us on committee have not played this game either..)

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The Design Behind Multiplayer Maps

Starts Thu 22nd Feb 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15

Ever wonder how maps in your favourite multiplayer game gets made?

Join us as we look at the design principal behind multiplayer maps (with some examples of practical experience from JJ)!

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Homebrew Event

Starts Thu 15th Feb 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15

Did you know it's actually really easy to mod a 3DS? Later today we will be having a Homebrew Event! We'll go through a brief history of homebrew on various consoles, and then we'll install homebrew on both our very own Wii and 3DS in real time. This will take place in Kemmy KBG15 at 6pm today!

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D&D DM Workshop

Starts Thu 8th Feb 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG15

This event is for D&D players both new and accustomed to the D&D TTRPG, where you can learn all about how to be the best Dungeon Master (DM) you can be!

This event is in collaboration with UL Games Society who regularly host D&D campaigns for its members, so this event is a great gateway into D&D.

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Annual General Meeting

Starts Thu 1st Feb 2024 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Schuman Building, SG18

Our (technically) first ever Annual General Meeting is today and we would really appreciate it if you showed up to give support in numbers or nominate yourself for Committee!

There will be free pizza (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE COME)!

If you do attend you can run for one of many committee position up for grabs. These are: Secretary, PRO, Treasurer, Events Officer, Health and Safety Officer and First Year Rep, along with certain assistant roles!

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Weekly Meet up

Starts Thu 7th Dec 2023 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: KBG15 first floor to the left

This week is what we like to call in the business a doozy. As always we have our world leading weekly meeting that our amazing Evan is going to show the world how to use Godot, something that Tod Howard would love to listen into. This is at the regular time 6-8 this Thursday the 7th ONTOP OF THAT we are rolling out our first ever Dev Day from 12 to 5 on the same day. Pop in to get the ball rollin on the game making crescendo. BUT WAIT THERE IS MORE not only is Evan going to give the best workshop ever but the game awards are going to be that night!. I know my blood pressure is at dangerous levels just hearing all this. After the workshop and after we discuss the game we are making we are going to look over the game awards and take predictions so you can showoff to all your friends that you are the most right about everything. (maybe even win the game of the year tbd). That night as well I will be in the discord for the game awards watch party. Phew that was a lot but that is just the world class and amazing content that us and Geoff Keighley are willing provide for you.

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Dev Days Event

Starts Thu 7th Dec 2023 at 12:00
Ends at 17:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School KB119

Ever wanted to make a game?

This week and going into next semester, the Game Development Society will be having an event on Thursdays from 12:00 to 17:00 in KB119 where we work on developing our very own game as a society! Whether you want to contribute code, art, music, design or even writing, don't be afraid to bring your ideas to the table.

Our first few events next semester will be crucial to the game's development as we, as a group, lay out the foundations for our game. You can participate in these events by joining our Discord server and choosing from five different roles: Coding, Design, Art, Writing and Music! Here is a link to the Discord server: https://discord.gg/vgxVqmbQhg

We look forward to seeing you all next semester!

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Game Dev First Weekly Meeting

Starts Thu 30th Nov 2023 at 17:30
Ends at 19:00
Cost FREE
Max 50 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School (KBG15)

Today marks the game dev society's first official meeting! Join us today from 5-7pm in the Kemmy Business School on the ground floor - room 15. (KBG-15)

We are hoping to host our future meetings from 6-8pm every Thursday, Hope to see you there!!!!!!

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3D Modelling Workshop

Starts Tue 14th Feb 2023 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

This is a 2 hour workshop on creating 3d models for games using Blender, and importing them into a game engine, such as Unity.

Any Society member can participate by joining the Discord.

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Game Jam 2022

Starts Sat 5th Nov 2022 at 09:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost € 3.00
Max 20 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Thomond Village Student Centre

It will be a 12 hour event, running from 9am to 9pm. A Game Jam is an event where you make a game from the ground up in a time limit. This is based on a Theme *announced at the day*. You can use any software to enter.

To Attend: The entry fee is 3€ per person. You can participate solo, or in a group of 3.

Prizes: The winner of the Game Jam is a 50€ voucher of the winner's choice. Committee members can participate but will not be able to earn the prize. Pizza will also be provided on the event. We hope to see you there!

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Pub Quiz Event

Starts Tue 1st Nov 2022 at 20:00
Ends at 23:00
Cost € 3.00
Max 100 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Pavilion (North Campus)

Hello everyone,
just wanted to let you know that Games Soc is hosting a pub quiz in the Pavilion at 8pm on the 1st of November.

We have collaborated with them and submitted one of the rounds of questions. The entry fee will be €10 per team of 4 or €3 per person. The maximum amount per team is 4 people and if you want to join a team we will help you find one. There will be prizes for the first 3 teams.

We hope to see you there!!

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Pixel art workshop

Starts Tue 25th Oct 2022 at 18:30
Ends at 19:30
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Hello everyone,

Games Dev is hosting a Pixel Art workshop on the 20th of October at 6.30pm in our Discord server. It will focus on the basics of pixel art and how to animate it. The software being used is a free software called FireAlpaca.  It will be run by our Secretary Wiktoria Ziaja.

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Unity Workshop

Starts Thu 20th Oct 2022 at 18:30
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Hello everyone, 
Games Dev is hosting a Unity workshop on the 20th of October at 6.30pm in our Discord server. It will focus on the basics of Unity and will run you through how to make a 2D game. It will be run by our Health and Safety Officer, Bart, who has experience in Unity from previous projects from Computer Science modules as well as from attending our Game Jams. 

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Game Jam Event

Starts Sat 2nd Apr 2022 at 09:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Max 40 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Thomond Student Village Hub

Hello, programmers after a bunch of organization and reorganization we bring you the bi-annual Game Jam this Saturday from 9am to 9pm in Thomond Student Village Hub. For anyone who is new to Game Jam's the general idea is you have 12 hours to make a game, the theme is going to be announced on the day, you can work in groups of up to four. We will also bring the VR headset for anyone who wants to make a VR game, however they will be on a first come first serve basis. There will be a prize for the best game made. The winner will be chosen by the committee member and will be announced the following weekend. Also to prevent any bias, committee members that so take part in the Game Jam don't qualify for the prize.

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Workshop: Blender - Terrain Creation

Starts Tue 8th Mar 2022 at 19:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Wiktoria is going to walk us through how to use Blender when it comes to creating a terrain for your game. Since we did an introductory Blender workshop last semester, Wiktoria will only cover the basics of Blender briefly. If you missed our intorductoy workshop, Wiktoria recommends taking a look at Blender for Beginners: Easy Froggy! by MAR on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEBwBrRzyhw&t=233s&ab_channel=MAR), This workshop will take place on Discord (Invite link: https://discord.gg/Ch2VmhMg) at 7pm on Tuesday the 8th of March.

Hope to see you there.

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Last Meeting

Starts Fri 3rd Dec 2021 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Max 26 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School floor 1 room 13

Going through the game jam games as well as having fun playing multilayer games. This is our last meeting for this semester.

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Game Jam 2021

Starts Sat 27th Nov 2021 at 09:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Max 30 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School KBG-10

A Game Jam is an event where we will meet up and make a game within 12 hours(9am - 9pm), the theme of the game jam will be announced on the morning and will have teams of 1-4. There will be a prize of a €50 voucher for Steam/Playstation network/Xbox live, there will be an option to buy food on the day but we recommend you bring a snack too as well as this you should also try to bring a laptop, some of us will also be online on discord if you want to join in from home.

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Pixel art workshop

Starts Tue 2nd Nov 2021 at 19:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Tutorial on pixel art and how to animate it and import it into unity. Tutorial should be about an hour or less and will be run through discord

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Halloween weekly meeting

Starts Thu 28th Oct 2021 at 18:30
Ends at 19:30
Cost FREE
Max 26 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: room S117

Weekly meeting on what elements make up a good horror game for this very spooky time of year. event will be taking place both in person(S117) and discord

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Blender workshop

Starts Tue 19th Oct 2021 at 19:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Blender workshop in the game dev discord going over the must have knowledge of blender for game development,  short film making or general modelling purposes.

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Unity workshop

Starts Tue 5th Oct 2021 at 19:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Learning the basics of Unity game engine's tools for game development. Meeting on at Game Dev Discord from 7-8pm. 

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Game of the Month PicoPark

Starts Thu 30th Sep 2021 at 18:00
Ends at 19:00
Cost FREE
Max 26 attendees
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Kemmy Business School, KBG13

Hello and welcome. This weeks Thursday meeting is on campus for the first time in a year and a half. We are going to be discussing PicoPark, which is Septembers game of the month. At the end of the meeting we will also vote on the game of the month for October. We will discuss PicoPark by looking at its design and gameplay. Our members can chime in with their own opinions as to what makes the game good or bad, maybe any changes or improvements they would make. We hope to see you there.

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Games Dev AGM

Starts Thu 16th Sep 2021 at 18:00
Ends at 19:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Hello, and welcome all new members, as well as anyone new who wants to join the fun. We are holding our AGM in our Discord Server at 6pm tonight.

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The Game Awards viewing

Starts Thu 10th Dec 2020 at 23:30
Ends Fri 11th Dec 2020 at 04:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

Join us in watching this years Games Awards. We will be showing it on our discord but feel free to watch it on your own device while being in the voice chat with us. Also send in your predictions in the weekly meeting chat so we can discuss them prior to the start. We will be starting at 23:30 to make sure everyone is comfortably set up and ready to watch the Awards. 

Discord : https://discord.gg/yzHG6CUBzY . If you paid for your membership and haven't received the programmer role (gives you access to the weekly meeting and events channels) please contact one of the committee members with your discord name and student ID so we can make sure its you and add you in. 

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Choosing engines for Sem1 game

Starts Mon 26th Oct 2020 at 00:00
Ends Wed 28th Oct 2020 at 18:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

You will be able to choose the game engine you will be using for the semester 1 game and you can make groups with people who are using the same engine during our weekly meeting at 6 on wednesday, we recommend unity or godot for 2nd years and above and solar2d for 1st years.

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Recruitment Drive

Starts Wed 21st Oct 2020 at 18:00
Ends at 21:00
Cost FREE
Type VIRTUAL Event

The bi-annual recruitment drive. stop by to see what games development society has to offer you, feel free to ask us question about the society and one of our committee members should be able to answer your question.

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Bake Sale!

Starts Wed 9th Oct 2019 at 08:30
Ends at 16:00
Cost FREE
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: Student Courtyard

We'll be having a bake sale in the Student Courtyard. We'll have buns, queen cakes, cookies, fudge, lots of rocky road, and more! Come have some food and say hi!

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Society AGM!

Starts Thu 19th Sep 2019 at 18:00
Ends at 19:00
Cost FREE
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: KBG-15 (Kemmy Business School)

The purpose of the AGM (Annual General Meeting) is to form the new committee that will operate the society in the coming year.

Come along and vote on who you want to be in charge this year, or if you want you can run yourself!

There is no restriction on who can run for positions and who cannot, so if you want to run for a position and get involved, get ready for a debate.

Hope to see you there!

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Unity 2D Workshop

Starts Thu 21st Feb 2019 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: KBG-13

Continuing on from the 2D Animation Workshop on the 14th February, we'll be hosting a Unity Workshop where you can port your animations into Unity and we will show you how to set them up and give them basic movement.

Make sure to bring a Laptop  and laptop charger as this is a 2-hour long workshop and you will need to make sure you have power! Plugs will be provided on site.

See you then!

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2D Animation Workshop

Starts Thu 14th Feb 2019 at 18:00
Ends at 20:00
Cost FREE
Type IN-PERSON Event

Location: KBG-13

We're hosting a 2D animation workshop for creating and animating characters for video games!

Make sure to bring a Laptop and laptop charger as this is a 2-hour long workshop and you will need to make sure you have power! Plugs will be provided on site.

See you then!

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