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 have released the great Dr. Langesoft and are “creating experimental things”.

Robin Baumgarten


Robin Baumgarten, the extremely creative mind behind Line Wobbler (WTF! and Audience Awards at A MAZE 2015 and Game Design Award at IndieCade 2015), which is much better than my description: an LED tube strip attached to one of those boiiiinnng doorstops from my childhood.

Alternatively “Line Wobbler is a one-dimensional dungeon crawler game with a unique wobble controller made out of a door-stopper spring and a several meter long ultrabright LED strip display.”

Sherida Halatoe


Sherida’s studio tiger & squid is behind Beyond Eyes, the beautiful exploration game set around the imaginative world of a young blind girl trying to find her missing cat.


The event, which takes place on DIT’s Aungier Street Campus, has been running for several years, also includes a demo floor and an after party.

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Check out our review of last year’s proceedings: