Irish Conference on Game-Based learning (iGBL2017)


The call for participation to the 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based learning (iGBL2017) is now open.

iGBL2017 will be held on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 in Cork, and they welcome abstracts for game demos, presentations or workshops on the themes of games for learning, motivation and change.

The Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL), formerly Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, now in its sixth year, provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning, and change. It is a forum for like-minded people ( i.e., students, teachers,  researchers, or companies) to meet and share this enthusiasm for this platform.

  • Research students will have an opportunity to present their work, meet specialists in this field  and obtain feedback on their work.
  • Teachers and other practitioners will have the opportunity to discover new ideas and learn new game-based skills that they can integrate in their teaching.
  • Companies will be able to showcase their products and explain how these can be used in the context of learning and motivation.

So, if you would like to share your experience of using games for learning and change, or demo a game that you have created, you can submit your abstract by 22nd February at 


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Creative Europe Funding for Video Games

The MEDIA Office of Creative Europe Desk Ireland and IMIRT (Irish Game Makers Association) will hold a seminar on European Funding for Video Games with speaker, Jari-Pekka Kaleva, COO of European Games Developer Federation and Senior Policy Analyst at Neogames, Finland this week.

There will also be a presentation on the Creative Europe Video Game Development Funding Scheme. The seminar will take place in Drury Buildings, Drury Street, Dublin 2 on Wednesday 18 January from 10am – 1pm.

More information and the signup form are available at




This annual funding call, which is now open, offers funding for Video Game companies from €10,000 to €150,000 for concept and project development. Previous recipients from Ireland include Story Toys and Tribal City Interactive.

  • A video games company can apply if they are registered for at least 12 months and have produced a game with a strong narrative structure, which has been commercially distributed since the beginning of 2013.
  • The type of games that Creative Europe is looking to fund are narrative storytelling video games regardless of platform or expected distribution method.
  • The story must be told or shown throughout the whole game (in-game storytelling) and not only as an introduction or an ending to the game. In all cases the video game must be intended for commercial exploitation.

For more information on the Video Game scheme see

Deadline: 11am (Irish time), 02 March 2017.