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

– John O’Kane for Grandpa Pip’s Birthday

and the winner was…….the Guild of Dungeoneering team 

Guild of Dungeoneering 2016


This isn’t the first time Guild of Dungeoneering has been recognised, having won the ‘Most promising in Development Indie Prize’, 2015.

Guild of Dungeoneering is not your average dungeon crawler. In the game, players build a dungeon around a wandering hero with cards dealt from a deck. This leaves the dungeoneer to makes his own choices based on the world that is being constructed around him, his personality traits and the monsters he has to face. Between building and conquering dungeons, players will manage their guild and expand their guild decks to create more powerful items and attract new classes of Dungeoneers.

Get the winning game –

Guild of Dungeoneering
Guild of Dungeoneering
Developer: Gambrinous
Price: 14,99 €


Take a look at the other nominees too…

The Darkside Detective is a micro-adventure game with a distinct art style and charm. It’s being developed for PC, Mac, Smart Phones and Tablet devices, and is set to be released later this year. The game consists of a series of humorous bite-size investigations into the occult and extraordinary. Darkside Detective has been greenlit on Steam, and a demo is available from the games’ website –



Made with the Fungus SDK and Unity3d, Grandpa Pip’s Birthday is a short and light 2d, side scrolling, point and click adventure game. The game is split into two parts: the first allows the player to explore a town under attack, conversing with some hilarious and sometimes oblivious locals; the second half tests the player’s reactions as they jump and slash their way to the end. Take a look here –

Grandpa Pip's Birthday

The ZeBBie event, hosted by Sen. David Norris, was celebrating scripts across different categories including film, television and most importantly games.

The 9th annual ZeBBie Awards, created by the WGI — named in honour of O. Z. Whitehead — to acknowledge the best script(s) written by Irish playwrights and screenwriters during the previous year.

Last years’ award was won by Llaura McGee for Curtain.

For more on the awards visit –