What is Repeal Jam?

The 8th amendment is a topic that effects everyone in Ireland, but the experience of its impact is very personal and often private. Games have a unique ability to put the player in another persons shoes, present them with the same choices and let them experience the realities of different situations. 

Political games are a campaign device that is slowly growing. These games reach different demographics than those usually targeted in campaigns and often have an ability to appeal to people of different political affiliations.

Repeal Jam is a creative event in support of the campaign to repeal the 8th amendment. We're looking at using games to reach different people who may not be as informed on the referendum or who don't think they're affected by it.

Although primarily a game jam, all mediums are welcome to join and get creative for repeal.

To participate in Repeal Jam, please register your place at

And don't forget to use #RepealJam when you tweet.

Where can I find the games created at Repeal Jam?

Games created from Repeal Jam will be uploaded to/are available to play via https://itch.io/jam/repealjam

I've never made a game before, is there more information or a how to get started?

That is no problem at all, we welcome all interdisciplinary skills. If you want to get started and read up about what tools and types of games you can make.

Check out our "Beginner's Guide to Game Jams".

Huge thanks to the following (in no particular order)

@JenuinePanic, @whykay, @griffski, @Elaine_Reynolds, @AlphaChar, @chebegeek, @glennthefitz, @Sarklor, @IzzyKamikaze, @sparklyparticle, @llaura_ash, @JanetOS_, @FarrellyTracey, @gothdome, @sharmander_says

Repeal Jam Code of Conduct

Repeal Jam is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone , regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Event participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the event at the discretion of the event organisers. Our anti-harassment policy can be found at: repealjam.github.io.

Harassment includes, but is not limited to:


Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately

If a participant engages in harassing behaviour, event organisers retain the right to take any actions to keep the event a welcoming environment for all participants. This includes warning the offender or expulsion from the conference.

Event organisers may take action to redress anything designed to, or with the clear impact of, disrupting the event or making the environment hostile for any participants.

We expect participants to follow these rules at all event venues and event-related social activities. We think people should follow these rules outside event activities too!


If someone makes you or anyone else feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible.  Harassment and other code of conduct violations reduce the value of our event for everyone. We want you to be happy at our event. People like you make our event a better place.

When taking a personal report, our staff will ensure you are safe and cannot be overheard. They may involve other event staff to ensure your report is managed properly. Once safe, we'll ask you to tell us about what happened. This can be upsetting, but we'll handle it as respectfully as possible, and you can bring someone to support you. You won't be asked to confront anyone and we won't tell anyone who you are.

Our team will be happy to help you contact local law enforcement, local support services, provide escorts, or otherwise assist you to feel safe for the duration of the event. We value your attendance.



The Digital Hub: +353 1 480 6200

Other useful numbers

  • Emergency: 999 / 112
  • Rape Crisis Helpline:
    1800 778 888
  • NRC Taxi: +353 1 6772222

This anti-harassment policy is based on the example policy from the Geek Feminism wiki, created by the Ada Initiative and other volunteers.  http://geekfeminism.wikia.com/wiki/Conference_anti-harassment


Want to help update the pages or want to point out something needs to be modified, you can head over to https://github.com/repealjam/repealjam.github.io/.

You can log issues or do a Pull Request if you are familiar with using git and github.