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Game Dev Workshops with Howling Hamster (Galway)

This series of workshops is aimed at anyone with an interest in game development who has no experience making games. Howling Hamster, a game development team based in Galway, will be delivering some skills and tips to get you on your way to being a game dev. We’ll be using[...]

The Bridge 2016 looking for applicants

The Bridge programme is now looking for new/recent graduates (animation/games/vfx) and older graduates (animation/games/vfx) to take part in an intensive 8 week programme (between June and August) that aims to place graduates in studios and offer them onsite and offsite training. It is proposed that between 25-30 participants will be selected for[...]

BOON STUDIOS is hiring (Dublin)

Boon Studios is Ireland’s most ambitious independent game studio. We are focused on creating the most visually stunning and successful casual games that the world has seen. We are expanding in 2016 and are seeking to fill multiple positions. You must be a self-starter and the type of person who[...]

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[...]

Games funding seminar

  The MEDIA Office of Creative Europe Desk Ireland is teaming up with IMIRT, The Irish Game Makers Association, to hold a seminar on how to access Creative Europe funding available for Video Games Development. The seminar will focus on the upcoming deadline for the Creative Europe Video Games funding[...]

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[...]


Animation & VFX Traineeships – Call for Applications

** Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for a pilot one-year Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX. The Traineeship programme aims to partner 10 trainees with 10 animation/VFX studios for one full year. Over the course of the programme, the trainee will work in-house in the studio[...]

Soundscape Developer

Audio production for your game or multimedia project. I have been editing and designing sound professionally for 25 years. I have edited everything from games and apps to feature film and animation. Large scale projects to one-offs. Contact me for a quote on your audio requirements.

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WebGL Game Development

WebGL Game Development->A Book for Development of games.With the Help of this Book You will be guided through creating animated characters, image processing, and adding effects as part of the web page canvas to the 2D/3D graphics.

Bluebear, Junior Game Dev (Dublin)

Bluebear is looking for a junior programmer to join our engineering team and help develop new and exciting games for our expanding library of titles. We are interested in hearing from talented programmers eager to get their career in game development started. Prior work experience is helpful but not required.[...]


New B.Sc in Game Art & Design

It is that time of year when prospective students and parents are researching potential college courses for an application deadline in January. We will be posting up more information on the site in the next few weeks for these readers.For now, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the Limerick School[...]

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Jolly Gamecraft

Last weekend saw the Jolly Gamecraft take place in Microsoft Ireland, Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin. Gamecraft is a games jam event designed around building the gaming community. They allow game-makers to meet, share ideas, have fun, compete for prizes and most importantly make games! Usually they take place at weekends and[...]


IGDA Scholarships for GDC 2015 – call open

The IGDA Scholarship Program is a13 year old program that kick-starts careers of the best and brightest students entering the games industry.  This program awards scholarships to select individuals who apply. Here’s the full list of what award winners receive: Conference Passes: All access passes to GDC, GDCE, Gamescom, E3,[...]


Senior Game Artist – SixMinute (Dub)

SixMinute are Hiring! We’re looking for: Senior Game Artist Reports to: Studio Manager Location: Dublin SixMinute is a games studio, located in the heart of Dublin city, which to-date has launched 2 mobile games worldwide: Monster Mini-Games and Pick A Pet on iOS/Android, and is currently working on multiple upcoming[...]


Early Bird Deadline extended – Irish VFX & Animation Summit

Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Enterprise Ireland are supporting the second Irish VFX and Animation Summit, taking place in the Science Gallery on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30thNovember. This event is open to students, graduates, educators and professionals working across VFX, animation and games, and will include presentations, panel discussions,[...]


The Bridge 2014 review

The Bridge programme was set up to run short training courses to address or ‘Bridge’ the skills gap evident in the Games, Animation and VFX sectors between what education currently provides and emerging trends in the corresponding industry demands. As part of the programme, participants get to work in-house on[...]

Tickets on Sale for Dublin Game Music Festival

We have had Games Live music events before in the city and this week tickets went on sale for the Dublin International Game Music Festival, 2-4th April, 2015. This is a Three Day Celebration of Video Game Music Including: Video Games Live Concert: April 4th 8:00pm A “Red Carpet” costume contest Multiple[...]

StoryToys gains €110,000 funding for CLIKS

We recently got informed through the Media Desk Ireland newsletter of some good news for #IrishGameDev. Storytoys have been awarded €110,000 for their game CLIKS under the Video Games development scheme. We want to give them a big congratulations for this achievement! This is open to games teams in Ireland, and[...]

Funded MSc, Games & Student Engagement, IT Carlow

* This is a re-advertisement. *************** A funded research masters opportunity has arisen in IT Carlow’s GameCORE research centre to study ‘The Effect of Game Elements on Student Engagement’. The scholarship, funded by the IOTI ( comprises a maintenance grant of €10,000 p.a., a consumables/materials budget of €2,000, and tuition fees. The project builds on existing work in applying[...]

[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,[...]

Gamescom Meet Up

As there are a group of local companies going across to Gamescom with Enterprise Ireland this year, some companies exhibiting and a few people going solo, I think it’s time to inaugurate the first Ceol agus Craic @ Gamescom 2013 for the Irish Games Industry. I have spoken to the[...]

Game Design Workshops

Owen of BitSmith is running a series of workshops on game design in Dublin this August. If you don’t know him, he is also behind DubLudo and of course their first game Ku was released earlier this year. The focus of these design workshops will be experiential – you will[...]

Culturetech In Derry

This coming September from the 9th-15th, there are a number of games related events taking place in Derry/Londonderry as part of the CultureTech event. The irrepressible Vicky is of course involved in some of the games events including: 1) “Super Fun Happy Games Bar” – £3 at the door[...]

Pip On Kickstarter

You will recognise this project from previous events in Ireland but Galvanic have their Pip device up on Kickstarter with just 63 hours to go they have over $80,000 raised with a goal of $100,000. See Facebook: Twitter: @relaxwithpip Web: Best of luck to them.

Havok & Project Anarchy

In the past two weeks or so Havok, the well known Irish based middleware company, has released Project Anarchy, Havok’s complete end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. Games developed using Project Anarchy technology can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company[...]

Nordeus Arrives In Dublin

Jamie continues to find companies for his survey of companies based in Ireland and this week we also saw the arrival of a new FDI company, a publisher who is to set up in Dublin. Nordeus is setting up a Customer Relations and Business and Marketing Operations centre in the[...]

Galway Games Jam

Galway Game Jam #2 will be taking place on 22 June in Áras na MacLéinn, NUIG. It will be a 12 hour long game jam open to interested people of all skill levels. If you are an experienced game developer or a total n00b to game development head along and[...]

Gamecraft Heads To London

For all you roving jammers GameCraft is heading to London this August thanks to the good folks at Skills Matter. Skills Matter’s mission is to promote continuous learning and innovation in software. More than 35,000 people get together at Skills Matter each year, everyone with the goal of improving themselves[...]

Irish Hci Conf

The Irish HCI conference programme is now online at The conference will take place next week, June 12th and 13th, in the School of Health and Science in Dundalk Institute of Technology. There are two keynote speakers – Brian Reaves from SAP, Palo Alto and Dónal Rice from the[...]

Bitsmith’s Ku Comes To Pc, Mac And Android

Today, the 29th of May, 2013, we are delighted to announce that bitSmith’s Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan will be available on PC, Mac & Android. For those of you who don’t know – Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan is an Action Adventure in which Ireland’s ancient past and economic[...]

Ba (Hons) Animation Bcfe

This honours degree programme allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students[...]

Tokyo Game Show Scholarships

The IGDA is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering IGDA Scholarships to attend CEDEC and Tokyo Game Show. Students from around the world, in all disciplines related to the games industry, are invited to apply. CEDEC will take place from 21 to 23 August in Yokohama,[...]

Street Rugby Game Launch

I guess it is timely and a good ‘celebrity’ link up. If you are in the area why not pop down. Aphra ****************** Sean O’Brien (Tullow RFC, Leinster, Ireland and tourist with the 2013 British and Irish Lions) will be on hand to launch iMobile’s new Street Rugby game –[...]

Imobile And Sean O’Brien Launch Street Rugby On Itunes

International rugby star Sean O’Brien of Tullow RFC, Leinster, Ireland and tourist with the British & Irish Lions launched Street Rugby at the Hampton Hotel in Dublin on Thursday 23rd May. The freemium third-person running game, is developed by app and games developer imobile. Released initially on iOS devices, with[...]

Q-Ed Belfast

Q-Con 2013 will be running from the 28th to the 30th of June, and is a great opportunity for gamers, fans, and designers alike to meet, greet, and compete. Q-ED is a one-day conference ( Sat. the 29th) of talks and panels taking place during the Q-Con games convention in[...]

Dublin Start Up Weekend

A Dublin Start Up Weekend is taking place from the 7-9th of June this year in Google Ireland. It is not just about games but there are some game companies involved as mentors and judges. The tickets are €55 until 17 May, which includes: food on Friday night (pizza or[...]

Bsc (Hons) In Computing, It Tallaght

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Full Time: Application Closing Date: This is a general computer science course but there are two modules of relevance in Year 4 – Interactive Media Design and Interactive Media Development both lectured by Stephen Howell. Interactive Media Design deals mainly with the processing framework[...]

Gdc Europe Scholarships

The IGDA is offering some student scholarships to attend GDC Europe this summer. Students from around the world, in all disciplines related to the games industry, are invited to apply to receive an All-Access pass to one of Europe’s most prestigious conferences, held in Cologne, Germany 19-21 August. Applications are[...]

Games & Learning Event

The Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning (iGBL2013) will be held in the Dublin Institute of Technology from Thursday 6th to Friday 7th June. The conference has a varied programme of presentations, interactive posters and showcases spanning educational and corporate sectors. This year’s programme will also feature interactive workshops, presentations[...]

Indi Dev Comp @ Develop

Indie Dev Showcase 2013 at Develop, Brighton, July 2013. As part of the Indie Dev focus, Develop is also running The Indie Showcase again from 10 – 11 July in the Develop Expo – which will feature 10 independently developed games unpublished by a third party, shortlisted by a panel[...]

Ireland @ Berlin Games Event

So EI seems to be involved in the Quo Vadis games event taking place shortly in Berlin, Germany where there is a special focus on the games industries in Ireland, Spain, Israel, Poland and Malta. See 23-25th April

Vs-Games Cfp

VS-Games 2013 (extended submission deadline) (– Please note that the deadline for all submissions has now been extended to Monday the 22nd of April –) The fifth outing of the International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications will be hosted at Bournemouth University, UK between the[...]

Juice Jumpers Now Out.

Juice Jumpers, the new puzzle game from Little Bee Studios, has arrived and is launched today in the iTunes store. Juice Jumpers is a match three puzzle game that turns the genre on its head, instead of sliding rows or swapping gems, you spin fruits to match them and rather[...]

Engineers Ireland Award Winners

Last week saw the Engineers Ireland Game Developer Awards, an evening of celebration which took part during the Games Fleadh in Thurles. The winners of the awards very much reflected that Dublin is the powerbase for the indigenous digital gaming sector in Ireland, with eight of the 12 awards coming[...]

Games Fleadh

The 90% plus growth of the digital gaming sector in Ireland from 2009 to 2012 can be replicated if not accelerated over the next three years such is the confidence in the industry here, the premier annual gathering for young programmers was told today. Speaking at the opening day of[...]

Nfq Level 5 – 3D Game Design, Bife, Bray, Co. Wicklow.

QQI (FETAC) Level 5 Award Course Code: M5 Introduction: This extremely popular course is an introduction to 3D computer game design and development. Learners will design and create their own computer games. The course examines all aspects of computer game production and learners will acquire a comprehensive knowledge of game[...]

Games Industry Surveys 2013 and Jamie McCormick are asking if you could help with two things: an update to the Irish games industry survey from last year and an expat survey. Results of both will be published here on and elsewhere in the media in summary form. Read on to see how[...]

New Gamesspace Announced

This should be of interest to all start ups and small local companies. I am sure more details on how to apply etc. will emerge soon. (Aphra) ************************* Today Games Ireland has announced the establishment of a new game-specific incubator called ‘GamesSpace’ which will be based with Pulse College/Windmill Lane[...]

Games Ireland Fri Event

The Games Ireland LAN Party 2013 will take place tomorrow, Friday the 1st of March. The event will take place in Windmill Lane Studios, in Dublin. This is an invite only event. If you have not received an invite from Games Ireland and think you should have you can contact[...]

Games Ireland Thurs Event

The following is the updated schedule for today’s Games Ireland event at the Aviva stadium Dublin. This is open to all. 9.30 Microsoft App Days “Gaming: Re-Imagined” (Featuring exhibitions by Start-Ups affiliated with Games Ireland) See for details. This event is now sold out but there is a waiting[...]