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2019 Games Fleadh Robocode Competition

In 2019 Games Fleadh will be celebrating the Platformer Genre of Games, we will also have our first year undergraduate Robocode Competition.

The competition will take place on Wed March 6th in our Thurles Campus.

For more info visit

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Gaming For Peace (GAP) Showcase

The Gaming for Peach (GAP) project is looking for game developers to showcase their games at their upcoming conference on 10th and 11th of January 2019 which will be held at Trinity College Dublin. GAP is looking to showcase ‘serious games’, games for education, and games with peacekeeping and similar themes. This showcase will also provide game developers with networking and outreach opportunities during the conference.

Any interested parties should contact Ciaran Devlin with further information about their games in order to discuss participation in the GAP showcase / games bazaar.

For more information, please see the GAP website.

Creative Europe Media 2019 Calls

Upcoming Deadlines for Creative Europe MEDIA

2019 Calls for all Creative Europe MEDIA Support Schemes have now been published. E-Forms are availble for some Calls and will be available for all schemes shortly. Please note that the deadline for all Support Schemes is 11am Irish time on the relevant date.


Please note that there is a new online format for MEDIA Calls which are now presented in one portal with Guidelines divided into two main parts:

  • Part A gives general information about the objectives, priorities, criteria and general rules applicable to all calls for proposals.
  • Part B provides information and criteria per specific call for proposals.

Contact the Creative Europe Desk Ireland MEDIA Offices for more information and for assistance with Applications.

Animation Skillnet Events

Upcoming Courses with Animation Skillnet

Check out our upcoming November/December evening courses, workshops and events in Dublin. See below for more info and on how to book.

Workshops and Events:

  1. Schoolism Live – Dublin 2018
  2. Animation Returners Course: Digital Skills (2 Saturdays & Sundays)

Evening Classes:

  1. Advanced 3D Modelling, Scultping and Rendering in Maya and ZBrush (5 Monday evenings)
  2. The Business and Financing of Animation with Ronan McCabe (5 Monday evenings)
  3. Feature Film Screenwriting with John Dawson (5 Tuesday evenings)
MindCauldron 3D Modelling

3D Modelling with Blender

Learn the fundamentals of 3D modelling in this practical workshop series.


  • Day 1 – Saturday, November 24th
  • Day 2 – Saturday, December 1st


The PorterShed, Galway


€100 per place, book your place here.
A Certificate of Completion will be presented by Mind Cauldron to each workshop participant on successful completion of the workshop.*

In these workshops we will cover:

  • Interface essentials.
  • Basic box modelling.
  • Basic UV unwrapping.
  • Basic rigging – make a basic 3D game character model with armature/skeleton for animation.


Please ensure you have the following at the workshop:

  • A laptop/computer with its cables.
  • A 3-button mouse (left-click, right-click and scroll-wheel)
  • A copy of Blender installed.

You must be aged 18 or over to participate in this workshop.

All participants must agree to MindCauldron’s Code of Conduct to participate in the workshop.

* Please note this certificate is not accredited by any educational institution or authority, though it may still serve to demonstrate your learning commitments and accomplishments to employers or education institutions.

Sunny Bunnies Launch Official Mobile Game

Sunny Bunnies TV show to include official mobile game developed in Ireland 

Galway based 9th Impact has been selected by Media I.M. Incorporated Ltd, the London-based TV content distribution company to create a mobile game based on the hit preschool animated show, Sunny Bunnies.

“We picked 9th Impact as our game development partner because of their deep understanding of working with TV properties and their track record of making games that fans of the TV show love,” said Gavin Metcalfe, Brand Licensing Director at Media I.M.

The new game will be called ‘Sunny Bunnies: Magic Pop!’ and it is a puzzle where players tap 2 or more adjoining characters of the same colour in order to make them magically “pop” and count toward achievement of the level objective.

“We wanted to create a game that reflected the bright, colourful fun of the Sunny Bunnies comedy but was also challenging for kids and could help develop problem solving and logical thinking skills” said Dr. Finn Krewer, Head of Development at 9th Impact.

The core audience of Sunny Bunnies are 4 to 7 year old kids, so the game has been designed with safety in mind – there is no ability for players to enter any freeform text that could be seen by another player.

With the new tie-in, Media I.M. are aiming for complete integration between the Sunny Bunnies TV show and the mobile game.

“We are breaking down traditional barriers that existed between different media,” said Metcalfe. “An episode of the TV show will feature the Sunny Bunnies unwittingly creating the game and the game will feature lots of clips from the TV show.”

The specially created episode will be titled ‘Magic Pop!’ and will be available on the Sunny Bunnies You Tube Channel on the same day as the game comes out.

The Sunny Bunnies You Tube Channel attracts over 20 million views monthly, so the developers are anticipating that a lot of players will be introduced to the mobile game organically.

Sunny Bunnies: Magic Pop! will launch on Google Play Store and Apple App Store globally on November 16th.

About Sunny Bunnies

The Sunny Bunnies are five beaming balls that can appear anywhere there is a source of light, from sunshine to moonlight. In each episode, the creatures bring their fun and games to a different location, a circus, a sports stadium, a park, embarking on mischievous adventures and spreading laughter and happiness. At the end of every episode, the fun continues with a collection of bloopers.

About Media I.M.

Media I.M. Incorporated Ltd, launched in April 2014 by former Viacom International Media Networks executives Maria Ufland and Irina Nazarenko, is an international content distribution company specialising in the sale of premium family entertainment and animation to both linear and non-linear platforms. The London-based operation has forged exclusive distribution agreements with several of Europe and Russia’s top animation producers, including Bionaut Films, Studio Atria, Da Animation Studio, Studio Nebo and Digital Light Studio.

About 9th Impact

9th Impact are a multi-award winning game development studio based in Galway, Ireland. They specialise in creating games based on TV shows in partnership with the brand owners. Their most recent release was the official game of the Danger Mouse TV show on mobile and Nintendo Switch. The game has won several awards and is shortlisted for ‘Game of the Year’ at the upcoming TIGA Awards.