The Galway Game Jam 17 virtual jam had a lovely energy about it. The theme was selected from a process of rounds of suggestions and voting by the community. Quite a fitting theme!
You can play the games made at the jam here: https://itch.io/jam/galway-game-jam-17
We also ran a livestream with mentors giving presentations on topics, or just chatting about gamedev. Some familiar faces returned for that, and we hosted some new mentors which is always fun.
Overall the feedback was very positive for the jam and the livestream. Many people noted that they have noticed how Galway Game Jam livestream keeps improving with every jam. It’s nice to have that recognised! And nice to know that we are learning from our technical hiccups!
Again, it would not be possible without the Galway Game Jam team so a big shoutout to Alanna Kelly, Brian O’Brien and Jean Finley.