Category Archives: Event Calendar

This page looks at real-life events happening around the Irish games industry. You can submit information on your own events for this section by clicking here. social media logo (1)

AlterConf comes to Dublin August 6th

On Saturday, August 6th, Alterconf is coming to Dublin. As detailed on the conference’s site, AlterConf is a traveling conference series that provides safe opportunities for marginalized people and those who support them in the tech and gaming industries. By highlighting the powerful voices and positive initiatives of local community[...]

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GamerCon Dublin – Speakers wanted !

GamerCon Dublin takes place at the Conference Centre Dublin on March 18th and 19th 2017. See for details. They expect 8000+ gamers over 2 days. They are currently looking for speakers from the games development world to speak as part of their ‘experts’ series.  The talk will take place in the 2000 seat[...]

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GamerCon Announced for Convention Centre Dublin, March 2017

GamerCon, a convention focused entirely on the Consumer Gaming sector was announced today. The event, which expects to host over 8000 gamers across 2 days, will take place in the Convention Centre Dublin on March 18th and 19th 2017.   ‘We are delighted to be able to announce such an[...]

UPDATE: Galway Game Jam 6

Make a game in 12 hours! Join a team or work solo. Meet game developers. Learn stuff. Make games. Have fun! Also, there will be tea/coffee/water and food during the day. When: 9am to 9pm Saturday 18th June. Where: Pulse College, 1st Floor, Geata na Cathracha, Fairgreen Road, Galway City Tickets via Eventbrite: €6.08 (or[...]

Main speakers announced for State of Play

State of Play, Ireland’s premier Independent Game Developer Event, has announced its main speakers for this year’s event: William Pugh The hugely charismatic, BAFTA-nominated, William Pugh, co-creator of the Stanley Parable, Bird Ball and the upcoming Rick and Morty VR game. Will is also directing his new studio, Crows Crows Crows. They[...]

Galway Game Jam ‘Warp’ Theme a Great Success

I had a blast at the 48-hour event over the weekend, making and playing games. A large amount of jammers turned out to contribute, meet like-minded folk, and eat pizza (generously provided by organisers Darren and Alanna, @darrencearnaigh and @sparklyparticle respectively). Alongside the teams making games face-to-face all old-fashioned like, there were some[...]

Call for Speakers – Develop:Brighton 2016

A call for speaker submissions is now open for Develop:Brighton 2016 and prospective speakers have until 21 March 2016 to submit proposals at  Speakers are invited to submit sessions in line with Develop: Brighton’s ten tracks including two brand new tracks for 2016. The first, focused on funding, will take[...]

MindRising 2016 Competition

      Given the year that is in it this looks like a nice initiative revolving around games and creativity. Last week saw the launch of MindRising 2016, a competition celebrating 200 years of the island of  Ireland. Teams of primary and secondary school children will work on their[...]


John Romero to speak at Games Fleadh 2016

  The 13th annual Games Fleadh will take place on 9th March on the LIT campus in Thurles. This year’s theme is ‘Tower Defence’ and will feature Robocode (think virtual Robot Wars), a Game Studio competition, a Tom Clancy’s The Division competition and talks on games development and research by[...]

The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis?!

The next Midlands Information Technology ( MIT) meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, Old Reading Room, Annebrook House Hotel. Mullingar. MIT are delighted to announce Rob Acton as a guest speaker who will be giving a presentation entitled “The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis”. Rob will discuss the current gaming[...]

Richard Barnwell at StartUp Grind Dublin – reader offer

Richard Barnwell from DIGIT is speaking at Startup Grind Dublin next week. Richard is CEO and founder of DIGIT Game Studios, based in Dublin. He was interviewed for recently. StartUp Grind Dublin events are focused on delivering an inspirational and educational meetup for aspiring entrepreneurs, or those looking for[...]

Games Ireland GIG 2015 – speakers

With new speakers being added all the time there is now an extensive list of speakers for the Sept. 10th event in the Mansion House, Dublin which this year has a focus on product innovation. Games Ireland, Riot, Digit, Enterprise Ireland and the IDA are co-organising the event. Tickets (€49)[...]

Tatsuo Miyajima, K.C.C. (extra large), 1999, 257 LEDs, electrical circuits, aluminium panel, Private Collection

Contemporary art and mathematical data in Cork

Recently Lord David Puttnam opened the exhibition BOOLEAN EXPRESSIONS which is currently at the Glucksman Gallery in University College Cork.  This exhibition explores the ways in which artists use mathematical concepts and systems in their work. Inviting audiences to investigate ideas of Boolean algebra, the impact of ‘big data’ on contemporary life, and how[...]


Shindig – informal summer meetup

Occasionally organises informal social gatherings. What is infrequent is special – and on Thurs the 25th we aim to bring all the different groups together for a summer meet up, some drinks and if you wish, some food. Find out what is happening, see who is hiring, discuss courses and[...]


Q-ED games development talks at Q-Con 2015 in Belfast

Q-ED is a one-day conference of talks and panels taking place during the Q-Con games convention in Belfast. Q-Con 2014 was a huge success, with some great contributions such as a post-mortem by Matt Clifton of Polypusher Studios, and animating 3D characters with Will Barr of BillyGoat Entertainment. Q-Con XXII[...]


5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning: Call extended to 22/04/15

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2015) will be held at IADT on 4th and 5th June 2015. There will be presentations and workshops from a wide range of topics related to the use of games and game-based approaches for formal and informal learning. Teachers/developers/researchers who are interested in presenting and[...]


Games in Education conf.

The ICT in Education conference will take place on the Thurles campus of LIT on Saturday 25th April. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Make, Bake, Take’. The theme places an emphasis on creativity and a series of presentations and workshops will showcase how technology can be used effectively[...]


GameCarver Workshop

Zoodazzle is happy to announce a GameCarver Workshop in the Synergy Centre, I.T. Tallaght on Saturday, January 31st. The workshop will run from 9am to 1pm. Over the 4-hours, you will learn how to: – make games in GameCarver (covering 2D and 3D, gadgets, inventions and game templates) – collaborate[...]


Games Fleadh, 2015.

  We have just received advance notice of the date and theme for Games Fleadh 2015, Wed., March 11th! Games Fleadh 2015 will consist of the Game Studio Endless Runner competition, Direct X Endless Runner challenge and Robocode as well as Games Pro talks by Industry veterans (including a video[...]


On Now – Fused – a live adventure game

Those of you who were at the recent Prototype Play festival in the Project Theatre in Dublin will have had a chance to playtest this new game/theatre event created by Dan Bergin, who also works for SixMinute, an independent game design studio in Dublin. FUSED is an immersive work of fiction,[...]


World Record Server Test

Abydos Entertainment is an independent game development/server tech studio. Our studio is based in Dublin at the GEC (Guinness Enterprise Centre). Most independent developers want to create, either a world, character or mechanic that brings people together. The concepts from games span many other platforms and genres. And we love that,[...]

[17-19 Oct.] Prototype play and interaction festival

PROTOTYPE is a brand new festival in Dublin 17-19 October 2014 – “A weekend of Playful Design and Novel Interactions.” run by Make and Do in the Project Arts Centre Temple Bar, Dublin. Talks, workshops, events and familiar faces. Prototype is a brand new festival of play and interaction. This is your chance[...]

[29/09/14] dubLUDO XV with @br

So to kick off the final week of the Romeros in Ireland dubLUDO is hosting an event upstairs in Whelans at 25 Wexford St. in Dublin and Brenda Romero will be sharing some of her wisdom and experience of Design Documentation. This is a free to attend event and all are welcome,[...]

Women In Games Cfp 2007

Over the past 3 years, The Women in Games conference has become the European forum for women working in and around the computer games industry.

Ibm Cell Cpu Workshop

The following was sent to us by Steve C in Trinity. ***** The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics Lab, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD, is delighted to announce, in collaboration with IBM Ireland and IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, a workshop on the new Cell Broadband Engine (BE). The[...]

Ken Perlin Talk

“Interactive direction of virtual actors” Professor Ken Perlin Media Research Laboratory Department of Computer Science New York University 7:00pm Monday 20th November Joly Theatre Hamilton Building 4, Trinity College Dublin For further details, please see the website at: Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab in Trinity[...]

Darklight Podcasts

Some of the following podcasts from the Darklight festival in June 2006 will be of interest to people on this site. *In conversation with Gavin Kelly of Piranha Bar, multi-award winning animation wizards Alan Smith & Adam Foulkes gave a talk at the Darklight Festival Salon 2006 in association with[...]

Ernest Adams Workshops

Part of the week of games related events in Dublin and the CGames conf., Ernest Adams will give one of his well-received workshops on Games Design in Dublin. For more details and to register contact the organisers via  Saturday 25th November, 2006 09:00 – 10:00 Registration 10:00 – 12:30[...]

Dave Perry Talent Lab

The David Perry Talent-lab event will take place on Thursday 30th November, 2006 at Queen’s University. Registration is via Cinemagic at

Dave Perry Update

Dave Perry - founder and CEO of and formerly President of Shiny Entertainment.

Cinemagic Film/Animation Fest

The 17th Cinemagic World Screen Festival takes place in Northern Ireland from the 17th November- 3rd December. Packed full of premiere screenings, masterclasses and educational packages there is something for everyone. As usual there will be animation related events. For more see or call 02890 311900 for more info.

Call – Digital Hub Projections

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS PROJECTED WEEKENDS: From November 2006 until March 2007, The Digital Hub will run a series of outdoor projections from their premises in Dublin 8. The projections will run for the entire weekend and each weekend a new piece will be shown. This is an open ended call[...]

Idate Workshop On Games Industry

SEE URL Workshop / Seminar New dynamics in the video game industry

Digra 07, Tokyo, Cfp

Following successful conferences in Utrecht and Vancouver this year DIGRA goes to Japan. Full details of call for papers below.

Sense Of Play Symposium London 06

The London games festival fringe is proud to announce Sense of Play 06, a one-day symposium that takes a long hard look at game design, and the role of the game designer.

Flight Simulation And Aviation Show 2006

PC Pilots Ireland – Flight Simulator Show Sunday 1st October 2006 Red Cow Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin. 10am – 5pm Entrance fee: €5.00 per person. Family €10.00 Full details are available on Contact: Terry McGee (PC Pilots Ireland) Email: Ph: (H) 01 8405 105 (M) 087 257 0020[...]

PC Pilots Ireland Flight Simulator Show

Interesting press release this one - the combined computer flight simulator and aviation show at the Red Cow Inn. For hobbyists, pilots and anyone with an interest in planes I presume.

Games Production Masterclass, Belfast.

Top games developers, publishers and producers will be in Belfast on Monday 9th October as part of a week-long series of IDEASFACTORY masterclasses in association with Belfast City Council. They'll be discussing the latest developments in the world of consoles, mobiles and PCs.

Computer Science And Illusion Talk

“Computer Science and Illusion: A Computational View of the Interpretation and Manipulation of Images” A presentation by Prof. Andrew Blake, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge. 7:30pm Wednesday 6th September Ernst Walton Theatre Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Please visit: for more details. Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab[...]

Computer Games For Disabled Or Underrepresented People

Games development is perhaps one of the least explored areas of accessible design. A new aesthetics theme at the upcoming 9th International Computer Games Conference to take place in Dublin from 22nd to 24th November 2006, will provide an opportunity for contributors to address a broad range of questions in[...]

IT&T Conference

The 6th annual IT&T Conference is being held in the Institute of Technology, Carlow on October 25-26. A new addition to this year’s conference are technology workshops. One of the workshops is entitled “The Future of Games Development in Ireland” and will feature a moderated panel discussion on the topic,[...]

Cgames 06 Cfp

CGames 2006 which will be held in DIT, Dublin this coming Nov. has just issued a call for papers.

Darklight Animation Masterclass

Darklight is collaborating with Screen Training Ireland this year to present a Masterclass with animation wizards Smith and Foulkes.

Develop Conf & Expo 2006

The Develop Conference & Expo is taking place at the Hilton Brighton Metropole which is centrally located on the seafront just a few minutes from the train station. Brighton Metropole Kings Road, Brighton, BN1 2FU The Brighton Metropole offers a discounted rate for Develop Conference attendees and exhibitors. To take[...]

Darklight Festival 2006

Darklight this year is focussing on animation but will involve the usual mix of films, workshops and works from local and international artists.