[ReFig:Network in Play Galway] Introduction to games development with Unity 3D with Tracey McCabe

Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park, Galway
Sat, 28th Apr 2018 11:00 till 17:00

1 month, 1 week left to reserve your place.

Workshop details Beginners


ReFig Board Game Design Workshop

This diversity-friendly workshop is the third and final part of a series of beginners games workshops.

Description: In the workshop we will explore the basic building blocks needed to begin developing your own game in Unity. Using the engine's built in tools, you'll learn to create movement controls, set up platforms using colliders, wire up sprites for your character and enemies, set win/lose conditions and more.

Computers will be provided on the day, and spaces are limited to 14 persons.

Workshop Series


  • To be eligible for these workshops, you would have read and agreed to our Code of Conduct and our diversity statement before registering.
  • You will be asked to pick your workshop(s) after you purchase your tickets.
  • Funds from tickets will be covering lunch, and any money left over will be donated to a Galway-based charity.

Any questions, please email: network-in-play-crafting-diversity-in-games@googlegroups.com


  • 10:30 Registration
  • 11:00 Workshop Starts
  • 12:00: Short Break
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 Short Break
  • 17:00 Workshop Ends

*subject to change

Useful resources

Thank you

Gamedevelopers.ie for Partner

We are a volunteer run project that exists to help local game developers both inside and outside of the industry to network, communicate and publicise their work. We also provide a range of resources, including research and reports on the local industry. Launched in 2003, in 2014 the site was redesigned to take audiovisual content and integrate with social media. You are now visiting version 3 of the site, which is still in development.


Maynooth University for Partner

Maynooth University describes itself as “a university dedicated to people, ideas and culture, where we work together as a scholarly community to inquire and discover, to teach and learn, to create, conserve, disseminate and apply knowledge, and to engage with the problems and challenges that face modern society; through all these things in combination, we are central to innovation, economic growth, social development and cultural vibrancy, and are essential to a free, open, equal, democratic and sustainable society.”


GameCraft Foundation for Partner

GameCraft is a games jam event designed around building the gaming community. We aim to create events which allow game-makers to meet, share ideas, have fun, compete for prizes and most importantly make games!


Galway Technology Centre for Hosting

Galway Technology Centre was established in 1994 to meet the needs of the emerging cluster of ICT companies in the Galway area at that time. Since then, it has housed many hundreds of innovative start-ups and developing companies and has acquired a reputation for the provision of flexible, high quality, serviced office space with a range of integrated technologies, facilities and services. The Centre provides a complete solution to entrepreneurs seeking a high quality environment in which to grow their enterprise from concept to commercialisation and beyond.


Want to sponsor us?

Contact ReFig Team at network-in-play-crafting-diversity-in-games@googlegroups.com


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Q. A lot of our events are female-friendly events, we have enquiries asking if other genders are welcome as well?

YES. You are welcome. Events we run or partner in are diversity friendly.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at contact@codinggrace.com.

Q. What is this programme about?

Coding Grace is partnering with Maynooth University and a network of local partners to provide alternative spaces for learning about designing and making games. This initiative is part funded by SSHRC research council and the Refiguring Innovation in Games (ReFIG) network in Canada. The larger project is committed to promoting diversity and equity in the games industry and culture.

Q. Do I need to bring anything?

No, PCs will be provided by Galway Technology Centre. Lunch will be included, you will be ask about your dietary requirements when you register.

Q. What happens to the left over money from tickets for these workshops?

Any money left over from these workshops will be donated to COPE Galway.

Q. How do I get to Galway Technology Centre?

403 bus departs from Eyre Square and serves Mervue Business Park where GTC is located, see http://www.galwaytransport.info/2008/12/wellpark-area-see-map-at-bottom-of-this.html


Full refunds until 48 hours before the event.

Please IGNORE Refund Policy of 24 hours below, it's 48 hours

Refunds (Only applicable if this is a PAID event)

Full refunds until 24 hours before the event.

If there are not enough people signed up to the event, I will be in touch to refund you.

If you have any other questions

You can contact ReFig Team by emailing network-in-play-crafting-diversity-in-games@googlegroups.com.


Tracey McCabe https://www.linkedin.com/in/tracey-mccabe-718a3514/

Tracey McCabe has been developing software in a variety of industries for over 10 years, from finance to games with studios like StoryBeasts, IglooSoft, GoodGame Studio and Spooky Doorway. She is also involved in various youth outreach projects and speaks at events internationally.


ReFig Team || network-in-play-crafting-diversity-in-games@googlegroups.com

About Coding Grace

Coding Grace are a group of developers based in Ireland who love to code and do other geeky and not necessarily crafty activities. Some of us code full-time, or just for fun (or both). We have people who are part of other technical user groups such as Dublin ALT.NET, GameCraft, Python Ireland, Ruby Ireland and more…
We provide female-friendly workshops and events in an environment for developers and aspiring developers mentored by majority female instructors.
We aim to provide a support network for people from all backgrounds and hope our outreach will help bring those who are interested in code development together and learn from one another.