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WarDucks Releases Sneaky Bears for PSVR

WarDucks Releases Retro 80s themed First Person Shooter ‘Sneaky Bears’ for Rapidly Growing PlayStation VR Market. Cute Evil Teddy Bears Want to Take Over the World in the Dublin-based Studio’s New Release Sneaky Bears   WarDucks, a virtual reality game studio founded by a former Facebook employee, has launched the[...]

Eden Isle now available in the Apple App Store

New sim game lets you create your own holiday paradise – a little piece of Eden in your pocket! Available worldwide from today, Eden Isle: Resort Paradise is a quirky game for iPhone and iPad that lets players build and manage a holiday resort. Work towards making a five-star vacation[...]

The Darkside Detective released today

  The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game with a distinct sense of humour. It has been released today for PC, Mac and Linux. Noir Lore Where cultists crawl, where demons dwell, where the occult… occults? you’ll find Detective Francis McQueen, the sole member of the[...]

“The Bumble Storybook” released on Android and App Store

  Finn Krewer, CTO at 9th Impact spoke about “The Bumble Storybook” being a departure from the norm for the studio: “This is a new style and a new genre for us as a company, so we wanted to innovate and bring the idea of real clay models into an interactive[...]

The Little Acre Is Out Now

Pewter Games Studios and Curve Digital have this week released the much anticipated game ‘The Little Acre’. The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds[...]

Dreamfeel wins Grand Prix design award 2016

at the 18th Annual IDI Irish Design Awards. The Grand Prix was awarded to Llaura McGee from Dreamfeel (http://dreamfeel.org/), an emerging video game designer whose game, If Found Please Return, was highly praised by the judges for its interesting and immersive techniques. Dreamfeel won three awards and a commendation in the Irish[...]

IMIRT Elect New Board Members

IMIRT, the association representing game makers (digital and analogue) in Ireland, has returned the results of their September elections. The three available seats have been filled by Jen Carey, Alan Duggan and Stephen Kelly (returning). With the departure of Owen Harris and John Halloran, the full Board now reads: Jen[...]

iDIG Music Festival weekend in Dublin

Eimear Noone and her team return to Dublin with the globally successful Video Games Live and iDIG Music Festival on the 29th/30th of April. There is also an indie showcase featuring Imirt members and a game jam in this two day event. The festival runs April 29th and 30th at the[...]

Cellular Released on App store

Tribal City Interactive, an independent game development studio based in Galway, have just released ‘Cellular’ on iPhone and iPad. Cellular is an elegant game of exploration of space, colour and sound. Its fluid motion, achieved through a rhythmic one-touch input, creates a soothing, engaging experience. With a huge variety of[...]

Onikira: Demon Killer out 27th August

Dublin based Digital Furnace Games has announced the release of Onikira: Demon Killer for PC. Onikira will launch across Steam and other digital stores on Thursday 27th August priced $13.99, £10.59 or €13.99. Launched in association with Headup Games and Merge Games (Germany and UK respectively), Onikira: Demon Killer is a 2D[...]

Guild of Dungeoneering Launches

Distinctive Indie Developed Role-playing Game Now Available for PC   We are delighted to announce that indie developer Gambrinous, in partnership with indie publishing powerhouse Versus Evil, released Guild of Dungeoneering for PC in July. The innovative and entertaining new card driven dungeon-crawler combines dungeon building, exploration and combat mechanics with nostalgic ‘hand[...]

Long live the Kings

After developing mobile hit Kings of the Realm, DIGIT Game Studios is planning its next offence with a recruitment campaign and a AAA title based on a “huge” IP. CEO Richard Barnwell talks to Pavel Barter about how the company became the biggest developer in Ireland, why a multi-platform approach[...]

#IrishGameDev Timeline

We have just created a new section on gamedevelopers.ie to provide a home for an alpha timeline of the Irish Games Industry. Find out when Atari was in Ireland, or Sony launched its GAA game. Watch videos, check dates. This was originally compiled by Jamie McCormick to show visitors that Ireland[...]

Scopely deal leads to new jobs at Digit

In the past week there have been two major news statements from Digit Game Studios in Dublin. First, we heard that they had signed a strategic partnership with Scopely, a leading touchscreen entertainment network. The deal is described as ‘a multi-million dollar investment in Ireland’s largest game developer as part of the multi-game[...]

State of Play 2015 review

DIT, Aungier Street, played host to the annual indie games festival, State of Play 2015 on Wednesday 20th May. (Watch back at www.twitch.tv). During the afternoon students and indies demoed their projects and for the first time there was an academic session for showing research. However we the authors, were really only[...]