We have just received news that the recently founded Dublin based games studio, Digit Games, has created a space for promising startups to develop their titles.
The first two teams to take up residence are Batcat Games and Bitsmith games, both of which received CSF funding from Enterprise Ireland recently. Digit will offer space, mentorship and access to markets through its existing team and network.
“It is in our interest to help to grow the base of great game companies in Ireland and a games incubator initiative made the most sense to us. The first high potential teams to move into Digit’s incubator, Bitsmith and Batcat, not only get access to purpose built office space but also access to mentoring
from the Digit team, the most experienced games development team in the country. We are not an accelerator offering investment for equity, instead we are looking to continue the great initiatives already in place from EI by giving game startups the biggest chance of success”, said Richard Barnwell, CEO
of Digit, commenting at the launch.
“As a small company, finding any space to work together in is a challenge, both financially and timewise. What Digit has provided for us is an incredible opportunity to become one of Ireland’s prominent game development companies, by leaning on their experience, and by being in a shared space with the astounding Bitsmith games. It’s going to be like one awesome gamedev party, everyday “, said Andrea Magnorsky, MD of Batcat games.
“We are so happy to have this opportunity, BatCat and Digit are fantastic studios. It is so important for our burgeoning game development community to communicate, share and work together. We don’t just want to succeed ourselves. We want to see BatCat, Digit and all the other amazing Indie Studios turn this country in to a new hub of creative, independent Game
Development”, said Owen Harris, CEO of Bitsmith games
About Digit Game Studios
Digit Game Studios is Ireland’s newest independent studio, developing cross platform games for tablet, mobile, browser and social networks. Currently working on a series of strategy games, Dublin based Digit was founded by a group of English and Irish industry veterans from EA, Jagex, Popcap and Monumental.
About Batcat Games
BatCat Games are an award winning games development company founded early 2012 with a goal of creating immersive, visually stunning games for the PC, iPad, and console markets. To date, they have released one game, an arcade shooter called P-3 Biotic, on the PC and Xbox platforms. The game is available for digital download on Desura, IndieCity, and IndieVania. They are
currently hard at work on their second title, a fantasy Japanese-themed side scrolling beat em up.
About Bitsmith Games
Bitsmith games formed in the summer of 2011 with the aim of bringing the gaming experiences we love to the iPad and other tablets. To this end we are about to launch Ku, an Action RPG in which Irelands ancient past and economic present collide. You play as young Ku, who must venture out in to a broken and strange world for the first time. You will have to battle
monsters, solve puzzles and retrieve an ancient treasure from the goddess Morrigan.