Awakenings is a one day games conference being organised by the Irish chapter of the IGDA in association with a number of partners, including ourselves,

After months of behind the scenes work by the IGDA committee the following high profile speakers have been confirmed:

*Graham Devine, Ensemble Studios (U.S.)
*Marcus Maki, Remedy Entertainment (Finland)
*Chris Van Der Kuyl, Vis (Scotland)
*Jason Della Rocca, IGDA Program Director will MC the event (Canada)

This is a unique opportunity for Irish game companies, academics, students and others interested in the games industry to meet each other and to hear high quality international speakers discussing the key issues facing the games industry globally. Topics to be discussed include:

*the challenges facing independent games & middleware developers
*the changing & sometimes volatile nature of the games business
*the advent of next generation platforms & technologies
*licences & sequels vs. original IP
*convergence with Hollywood – real or imagined?

Attendance is free but you must register online at

Preference will be given to IGDA member but otherwise it is first come first served..