Category Archives: Irish Made Games

This page looks at articles that are about Irish developed studio, indie and college developed games. You can submit news for this section by clicking here.

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 Little Acre now out on iTunes

The Little Acre is now out on iPad and iPhone. 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 himself transported to a strange new[...]

Coming in July – The Darkside Detective

Developed by Spooky Doorway in Galway, and showcasing the talents of lots of local indie developers, ‘The Darkside Detective’ has just released a trailer to announce its full release in July 2017. The Darkside Detective is a classic point and click adventure game and it is being developed for PC and Mac.  [...]

Eden Isle Updates

  Simteractive quietly released Eden Isle in Canada, Belgium and the Philippines a little while ago. As with most mobile games, we released it in a few countries first so we can make sure everything is working perfectly before we release the game worldwide in the coming months. If you are[...]

Beta Testers Wanted – Cork studio

Hi, we’re Halesoft, based in Cork in the south of Ireland. We make games as well as provide a long list of other web based services.  We just came out of the woodwork lately, sprung up in Cork a few months ago.  We’re a bunch of lads from varies backgrounds, mainly[...]

“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[...]

9th Impact New Release ’27’

9th Impact launched its spatial IQ puzzle game 27 on 11th April. The studio, best known for their Biker Mice from Mars endless runner and strategy games are taking their first steps into the ‘brain-training’ genre with 27. Finn Krewer, Chief Technology Officer at 9th Impact spoke about finding the[...]

Irate Traffic by Polyonic Studios released on Android

Polyonic Studios is an independent games development studio based in Sligo. They are a team of three, who met in college studying games development. After leaving college they started Polyonic Studios and began development on Irate Traffic in August of 2016. “There has been a sharp learning curve for all[...]

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[...]

9th Impact launch hand-made Christmas game

Mobile game developers 9th Impact, have today launched a unique Match 3 game for the holiday season. What makes Christmas Express Match 3 unique is not the gameplay itself, but that every single piece from the characters down to the exit buttons are hand-made from clay. The clay characters include[...]

Scéal, a Supernatural Irish game, now out on Steam

  Independent game developer Joint Custody have been in touch to say that their supernatural Irish mystery game Scéal (meaning ‘Story’) in Irish is now available on Steam. Rooted in Irish folklore, the game tells the tale of a young girl’s spirit that’s trapped on earth. She must unravel the truth[...]

9th Impact bring Frankenfarm puzzle game to life

9th Impact have released their latest mobile game, Frankenfarm, a bright, fun and original puzzle saga. The story is that Victor has been gene splicing animals on his uncle’s farm and has managed to create “dragons”, which appear to be an unholy mix of chickens, pigs and cows. Your job[...]

Vigilantes launches Kickstarter Campaign

Donegal-based developer Timeslip Softworks is excited to announce that Greenlight and Kickstarter campaigns for Vigilantes have just gone live. Vigilantes offers a compelling crime themed, turn based tactical experience for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Players assume the role of Sam Contino, an idealist dragged down the rabbit hole of vigilantism[...]

Charles Cecil working with Pewter Games on The Little Acre

In recent weeks, renowned game designer Charles Cecil has been working with Pewter Games as executive producer to provide the final polish on their upcoming game ‘The Little Acre’. “The creator of ‘Broken Sword’ – a hugely successful game, Charles is one of the biggest names in adventure gaming. Having him on[...]

9th Impact Go Global with Biker Mice: Mars Attack

Galway based studio 9th Impact have today launched Biker Mice: Mars Attack! globally on iOS and Android based on the 90’s kids’ favourite Biker Mice.    The game is a turn-based strategy game based on the Biker Mice from Mars TV show and inspired by the classic 90’s game Advance Wars. The action takes[...]

9th Impact Launch Star Commander

Galway game development studio 9th Impact launched their latest mobile game ‘Star Commander’ on the 30th June.   Take command at the head of your star fleet as the battle for the universe takes place in the addictive and intense strategy game Star Commander. As Commander, it is your duty to take control[...]

The Legend of Danny Crask @ E3 2016

Dublin-based studio LoPoly Games brought their new game The Legend of Danny Crask to E3 in June 2016 with a stunning debut trailer. The Legend of Danny Crask is a sci-fi themed action/puzzle platformer that takes place in 1980’s middle America. Use your power-suit and throwing disc to defeat enemies[...]

StoryToys Release Batman App

StoryToys’ new app Batman Unlimited – Gotham City’s Most Wanted is available on the App Store. The game is an original storybook adventure app for young superhero fans. Children test their detective skills as they help their favourite DC Super Heroes solve a bizarre crime wave hitting Gotham City. To[...]

Zebbie Best Game Script Award for Guild of Dungeoneering

The Writers Guild of Ireland’s ZeBBie Awards took place on Wednesday night in the Sugar Club, with three great game scripts vying for the Best Game Script Award. The nominees were: – Oli Garland, Steve Gregan, Colm Larkin and Fred Mangan for Guild of Dungeoneering – Dave McCabe for The Darkside Detective[...]

Project G released today

Nebula Interactive’s new game Project G is released today. The year is 2110 and humanity depends on secret marine farms for survival. Created by a philanthropic organisation through a century’s tireless work, the aquatic farms are under threat from predators emboldened by an ecosystem in chaos. Cybernetic fish-bots were created[...]

More positive vibes for DEEP

engadget.com’s Joseph Volpe has written a nice piece about Owen Harris’ DEEP game. ‘It’s fitting that the morning I first experienced Deep VR at the Tribeca Film Festival, billed by its creators as a meditative virtual-reality experience, I was already approaching peak anxiety levels. At 9:30 a.m., I was behind schedule[...]

Free Racing Zero Released by Six Minute

SixMinute, based in Dublin, have released their latest game ‘FRZ: Free Racing Zero’. Developed in Unity, and published by Fingersoft, the game reinvents an old school classic racer. Check out the trailer.     FRZ: Free Racing Zero brings high-paced retro racing back to the world. It’s time to burn rubber,[...]

Pewter Games Studios at Pax South

Pewter Games Studios is a small Irish game development studio based in Dublin and focusing on the creation of unique and memorable story-driven games. Read more about them at http://pewtergamesstudios.com/press/ ‘The Little Acre’ is coming to PCs and consoles in 2016 and they have been previewing their work recently at Pax south[...]

Just out – The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Shapes and Colors

StoryToys’ new game, ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar – Shapes and Colors’, follows on from the hugely successful The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The game features Eric Carle’s world-famous character and aims to develop the reasoning skills of young children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ and Friends First Words are part of the StoryToys Jr line.[...]

Delta Legend Kickstarter Launches

Gut Games is a teeny tiny Dublin based studio which has just launched the Kickstarter campaign to fund its first game, Delta Legend – Magic of the Blues. Delta Legend is a fantasy action RPG which draws its inspiration, setting and, of course, soundtrack from the history and folklore which surrounds[...]

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[...]

Beta version of Global Agents released

  Dublin based game development studio, WarDucks, have just released a beta version of their game Global Agents on iOS in Ireland, Canada and UK. Work as part of the Counter Terrorism Agency to stop terrorist attacks in this new Hidden Object Adventure game. Take a look at the video[...]

Biker Mice from Mars lands

More Galway related news. Irish game developers, 9th Impact (based in Galway) have this week launched the official Biker Mice from Mars game on iPhone and Android. The game is based on the smash hit 90’s animated TV series of the same name which was a staple of “The Den” programming[...]

Imirt Game Showcase

In the last two weeks Imirt, the new organisation representing analogue and digital game makers in Ireland, have put together a showcase of some of the great games being developed by talented game developers in Ireland. Editing was done by EndLife Studios and Geoff Newman and Vinny McCreith did the music. Visit http://www.imirt.ie/[...]

Game announcement – The Cobh

We have  been sent a trailer for the project The Cobh, named after a well known town in the South of Ireland. Currently it is being developed by Aapo, a graduate of Pulse college, now living in Dublin. The game is about a lamplighter who has to go through his/her[...]

Grandpa Pip’s Birthday released

Some well know local devs have just announced the release of ‘Grandpa Pip’s Birthday’.   Made with the Fungus SDK and Unity3d, Grandpa Pip’s Birthday is a short and light 2d, side scrolling, point and click adventure game.   “Welcome to Pipsville, a back water town at the far flung corners[...]

Help Biker Mike from Mars come back to Earth!

  Wave of 90’s nostalgia forecast, following announcement of a new Biker Mice from Mars smartphone game. If you grew up in the early 90’s in Ireland, chances are you tuned into ‘The Den’ on Network 2 to watch Lawrence Limburger’s latest plot to wreak havoc on Chicago and the efforts 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[...]

Zombie Ablockalypse entry for IGMC 2015

  Zombie Ablockalypse, by Gazzapper Games, is a fast arcade action game with colourful cartoon graphics. The premise of the game is that your civilians are under threat from a Zombie Virus that is spreading fast throughout the towns. The game is an entry for the 2015 IGMC (Indie Game[...]

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[...]

9th Impact releases Robotory on App store

Galway-based 9th Impact, who build games for mobile phones, have released their newest game to the App Store today, July 1st. Robotory is an endless arcade game, exclusively on iOS, which features a group of Robots who are trying to escape their factory as the floodwaters rise. They must jump[...]

Poke the Bear releases Chameleon Falls

Poke the Bear has just released Chameleon Falls on Google Play. Poke The Bear is a new Irish “Studio” based in Bray, Co. Wicklow. To date, our focus has been on developing educational content and games. Chameleon Falls is our first casual game and its totally FREE! Prepare to blister your[...]

Gazzapper releases WimblePong Tennis

Gazzapper Games has just shared their latest game – just in time for Wimbledon. Tennis game in Retro form using Real Pro Tennis Scoring system. Play tennis against CPU or second player!   A lightweight tennis game for your tablet. Play it during French or US Open or Wimbledon events! Best played[...]

Water Meter Dash released on the App Store

Nebula Interactive has recently released Water Meter Dash, based on the controversy surrounding the establishment of Irish Water and the introduction of water charges in Ireland. This role playing game is a mobile application available now on Google Play and the App Store, and is free to play. The game was[...]

Curtain wins more awards

We have just heard that ‘Curtain’ by Llaura McGee (@dreamfeeel ) has won the 2015 Best Game Script Award from the Writers Guild of Ireland for ‘Curtain’. This comes on the back of  the Grand Prize for The Most Amazing Game at Amaze, Berlin, 2015. ‘Curtain is a first person narrative that deals with a complex and[...]

StoryToys Wins a Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award

StoryToys, based in Dublin, have been awarded the prestigious Bologna Ragazzi Digital Award 2015 for ‘My Very Hungry Caterpillar’, an app for children based on the work of renowned illustrator and author Eric Carle. The BolognaRagazzi Digital Award is given by the organisers of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, the world’s[...]

Get Irish game Algebalance

Algebalance is an iOS game aimed at teaching young kids the basics of Algebra. It does so through a fun puzzle game where the player has to rearrange colourful “Vumbles” around on a set of scales, and ensure that they still balance. We have just heard that the game is[...]

Two Nominations for A MAZE 2015

Two Irish game creators have been nominated for the A MAZE festival which will take place in Berlin, Germany, this coming weekend, the 22-25th of April. The first is Curtain by LLaura Dreamfeel.   The second is Deep by Owen Harris and Niki Smit.   This is the second year in a row[...]

Studio POWWOW & Puppy Cuts

Studio POWWOW has informed us that they have just released Puppy Cuts – My Dog Grooming Pet Salon. They developed  the game for The Kindly Ones Ltd. from concept right through to full release and it is published by Dublin based, StoryToys. It is out now via the App Store (see below). ‘Go from scruffy to fluffy[...]

#IrishGameDev interview with Colm Larkin

In 2013 Geoff Newman (aka krudd) of EndLife Studios produced a number of podcasts interviewing people in #Irishgamedev. We also posted before Christmas that he was working on a film on gamejams. This week he released an interview with Colm Larkin, founder of Gambrinous and creator of Guild of Dungeoneering – which[...]

Two Irish games selected for Casual Connect Indie prize

Casual Connect is taking place shortly in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and we are delighted to announce that two Irish indie games have been selected as finalists for the Indie Prize.   Hay Ewe by Rocket Rainbow Studios   Founded in 2012, Rocket Rainbow is an indie developer based in Galway. Last Autumn they[...]

NinjaGo Endless Runner released for the App Store

In late 2014 we announced that Galway games studio 9th Impact had released NinjaGo Endless Runner on Google Play. It is still on our frontpage banner. In the 2 months following launch, the app has been downloaded more than 15,000 times from Google Play with over half a million games[...]

Six appeal

Pavel Barter talks to John Halloran, co-founder of SixMinute Games, about how the independent mobile game studio rose from the ashes of PopCap to become a leading light in Irish game development. Failure is not always an option, but the team at SixMinute Games consider it a stepping stone to[...]