The Danger Games is released.

THE DANGER MOUSE APP ‘THE DANGER GAMES’ IS HERE
World’s greatest secret agent undertakes a new digital mission

Devotees of Danger Mouse can get their hands on ‘The Danger Games’, the brand new app dedicated to the world’s greatest secret agent and developed by 9th Impact in Galway, Ireland.

Available globally on the App Store and Google Play from Wednesday 23rd August, The Danger Games app takes fans on a mission-busting journey allowing them to play as their favourite characters including DM, Penfold, Colonel K, Baron Greenback and more.

Based on the episode Quark Games, this epic multiplayer race battle and trading card game enables users to interact with DM on multiple levels plus you can battle real players from all over the world– shrink them with a Shrinkatizer, stun them with a Carrot Rocket, throw Milk Bombs at them or cover the track behind you in Jam.

The app was unveiled to the public last week at Gamescom in Germany.

Danger Mouse blasted back onto CBBC in 2015 and became an immediate hit on the channel.

The animated comedy action series follows the adventures of the eponymous secret agent and his ever faithful sidekick Penfold as they engage in all manner of mind-blowing missions aided, abetted and aggravated by a menagerie of old and new allies and adversaries.

Danger Mouse: TDG
Danger Mouse: TDG
Developer:
Price: Free+
Danger Mouse: The Danger Games
Danger Mouse: The Danger Games
Developer: 9th Impact
Price: Free+

Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeships 2017

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the third iteration of their hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX.

Start Date: Monday 16th October 2017

End Date: Friday 30th March 2018

Deadline for applications: Friday 8th September 2017.

Interviews in September with Final Selection on Friday 6th October 2017.

See information on the call and how to apply see the webpage below:

ANIMATION and VFX GRADUATE TRAINEESHIP 2017-2018 Call for Applications

 

Animation Skillnet
http://animationskillnet.ie/
https://twitter.com/AniSkillnet
https://www.facebook.com/animationskillnet

Two companies win Creative Europe MEDIA funding

Congratulations to Tribal City Interactive and Pewter Games Studios on their Creative Europe MEDIA Video Games 2017 funding awards!

Tribal City Interactive received €115,000 to help develop their project, Tir Anann. Pewter Games Studios were awarded €150,000 for their game, Athanasia.

In total 32 European Video Games were selected for a total amount of €3,729,550.

Since 2013, three Irish game companies have received €435,000 in funding awards – Tribal City Interactive (2 awards); Story Toys; and Pewter Games Studios.

The next call for the Video Games Development scheme will be announced in the Autumn with a deadline expected in February or March 2018.

For more see http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu/media/funding/production/development-of-video-games

Congrats!

2017 Imirt Board elections – call for nominees

The 2017 board elections for Imirt, the Irish Game Maker’s Association, will happen in September.

There will be four seats available for nominees to fill (it was three last year). Being on the board of Imirt means you steer the agenda and implement the goals of the organisation.

To become a nominee you simply need to be a member of Imirt and e-mail contact@imirt.ie expressing an interest (i.e. you self nominate).

We will then ask for your bio, goals, and optional photo to put on the Imirt website in the run up to the elections.

If you have any other questions or suggestions see http://www.imirt.ie/news/2017/7/31/2017-board-elections-call-for-nominees

ShipItCon 2017 & Diversity

ShipItCon 2017 takes place on August the 25th in the Mansion House in Dublin.

ShipItCon is a conference about shipping software safely, and delivering value through rapid feedback cycles. We’ve got speakers from different size companies talking about how they ship their products, and about how they provide customers value through delivering often.

Talks range from technical deep dives to shipping philosophy to QA practices, all with the focus on creating higher value through frequent small deliveries.

This is a non-profit event, organised by volunteers and any remaining funds will be donated to a local charity.

For details of our Keynotes, speakers and other news check us out on Twitter @shipitcon or at http://shipitcon.com/

In addition, the goal is to create a safe, diverse and inclusive environment for all. As well as their Code of Conduct http://shipitcon.com/code-of-conduct/  they are offering a “Diversity and Inclusion” discount. Contact the organisers if you would like to hear more and if you think you might qualify.

If you are from an under-represented group in the tech industry but would love to learn more about shipping code then please join us and help #ChangeTheRatio

ShipItCon’s Platinum sponsors are Demonware, DIGIT Game Studios, Workday and Dynatrace. The full list of sponsors for the event can be found at http://shipitcon.com/sponsors/

See their event page at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/shipitcon-2017-tickets-33376944339?aff=eac2