Events Listings


Monday, November 24th, 2014


Title: Hackersnest

Location: MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester

Description: HackerNest is an international nonprofit focused on building supportive “Silicon Valley”-type tech communities everywhere – strengthening local ecosystems through unpretentious social events, (hardware) hackathons, job fairs, and other tech-community uniting projects to improve humanity, technological advancement, and overall economic prosperity. We’re nurturing cohesive communities today (over 20+ cities and counting!) to empower them with more relevant and accessible peer-based tech education tomorrow. To date, HackerNest splinter cells have run 140+ events in over 20 cities, 11 countries, 4 continents.

Date: 30-01-2015
From 19:00 to 22:00

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Sanctuary Games

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Sanctuary Games Logo

Sanctuary Games

Title: Sanctuary Games

Location: MadLab, 36-40 Edge Street, Manchester

Description: Social Group for gaming of all types: Board, card, RPG etc. Each month we’ll have have games which all can join in or bring & play your own.

Date: 01-02-2015
From 13:00 to 18:00

North West Drupal User Group

Monday, November 24th, 2014


Title: North West Drupal User Group

Location: MadLab

Description: The North West Drupal User Group meets once a month at MadLab and features expert help and demonstrations.

Date: 03-12-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

Manchester Space Programme

Monday, November 24th, 2014
Manchester Space Programme

Manchester Space Programme

Title: Manchester Space Programme

Location: HAC:Man

Description: BUILD MEETING!

The Manchester Space Programme is a community initiative for anyone interested in space and space-related activities. It has been funded as part of the UK Space Agency’s ‘Space for all’ initiative and is the inaugural member of the ‘Makers in Space’ UK community network.

Date: 04-12-2014
From 19:00 to 21:00

MCR Game Jam

Monday, November 24th, 2014
MCR GameJam

MCR GameJam

Title: MCR Game Jam

Description: Are you a coder, artist or audio designer interested in videogame design? Or, are you a gamer who’s curious about how videogames are put together? If so, we’d like to invite you to come join us for the next Manchester Game Jam!

Dates: Saturday 06-12-2014 & Sunday 07-12-2014
From 09:00 to 18:00 each day

Get a ticket over at Eventbrite



Once again we’re throwing a weekend-long game jam to coincide with the LUDUM DARE online jam. If you’re taking part in the Dare then we’re inviting you to come and jam here instead of hiding away in your bedroom, and if you’re not doing the Dare then we’ll be running an informal jam all weekend too (probably using the Ludum Dare theme though, so we’re all on the same page)

For our jam solo and groups are both A-OK, and it doesn’t even have to be a videogame: if board games or anything else is more your bag, that’s cool too. Our only rule is: you have to show your game off at the end!

PLEASE NOTE: we’re open both days from 9am until 6pm, we are not open overnight! If you’re travelling to Manchester then let us know if you need a hand with sleeping arrangements :)

UNDER-16 POLICY: we warmly welcome under 16′s at our jam, but they absolutely must be supervised by a parent or guardian for the entirety of the event. Unattended children will be taught FORTRAN and released into the wild.

For more info, drop us an email:
or, you can follow us on Twitter: @MCRgamejam

Here’s how our last few jams went down:


I’m not a programmer, will I be any use at the jam?
Absolutely! We’re encouraging a really diverse group of people: artists, designers, audio people and everyone in between. Most of our games are videogames, but in the past we’ve had board games and all sorts pop up. Go nuts!

What are the rules?
Rules? Pah! No rules for us. We’ll announce a theme beforehand, but apart from that you can do what you like. Our only request is that at the end of the jam you show everyone what you’ve been working on.

Is there a winner?
Nah. We’re in it for the games, the learning, and the fun. Let’s be honest: you’re all winners at our jam.

Do I need to bring a computer?
If you’re making a digital/computer game, then yes please: we don’t have any machines. We usually have some other fun stuff happening (board games, pervasive gaming), but generally most folks will be making videogames. There’s high-speed WiFi and lots of plug sockets, but you’ll need your own machine.

Who owns the games that get made?
You do! We usually share the finished games online, and we’re encouraging people to share their code too: looking at how people have built stuff is all part of the fun. Ownership of anything goes to the creator of the game, but sharing is caring, right?

Can I participate remotely?
For this event, no. It’s a hands-on, group event. Join us!

I don’t have a ticket, can I come anyway?
If we’re not sold out, you can pay on the door. Check the Eventbrite link on this page, or give us a shout!

I have a ticket, but now I can’t make it. What do I do?
Please let us know, so we can refund you and give someone else your ticket. Demand was high, so we don’t want to waste any tickets!