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This is not a plumbing issue!

Aphra Kerr and Vicky Twomey-Lee explore how to make game events more diverse and inclusive. The games and technology industries are fond of saying that they have a pipeline issue. They argue that there are not enough people studying and entering the industries, and their solutions have focussed on promoting[...]

Network in Play Report 2020 published

For International Women’s Day 2020 the Network in Play project in Ireland has launched the ‘Decoding and Recoding Game-Making Events for Diversity, Inclusion and Innovation’ report and roadmap. The report and roadmap are written by Dr. Aphra Kerr (Maynooth University), Ms. Vicky Twomey-Lee (MADE, Coding Grace, PyLadies) and and Mr[...]

Irish Game Based Learning Conference (Cork)

The 10th Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL), will take place in the Clayton Hotel in Cork again, on the 25th and 26th of June 2020. Formerly the Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, it provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on[...]

History of Games Conf – Call for papers

History of Games International Conferences  In 2018 an international steering committee was formed to insure that History of games conferences occur every two years. Members were elected from 10 broad regions around the world and the committee will make sure that conferences alternate between different world regions. New members can[...]

Irish HCI Conf (Galway)

The 13th annual Irish Human Computer Interaction conference (iHCI 2019) will take place on Friday 15th of November 2019 at NUI Galway. Following on from last year’s memorable 12th anniversary conference in the University of Limerick, we are delighted to be able warmly welcome everyone to Galway – Ireland’s friendliest[...]

iGBL Programme Announced

The  programme for this year’s Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL), in Cork City, on the 27th and 28th of June, has been announced. Download or browse the programme at Formerly Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, the IGBL conference, provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and[...]

AR/VR PhD opportunity (Dublin)

The deadline for this position has now passed. Please do not apply. *********** PhD Research Opportunity TU Dublin School of Media Diagnostic Applications of Mixed/Augmented Reality Visualisation of MRI Scans Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 PhD Start Date: September 2019 Objectives of project: This project is a cross-institute (Technological University[...]

Deep Learning PhD opportunity (Dublin)

The deadline for this position has now passed. Please do not apply. *********** PhD Research Opportunity TU Dublin School of Media Automatic Updating of Crowd-sourced Maps Using Deep Learning Application Deadline: June 30, 2019 PhD Start Date: September 2019 Objectives of project:  Pattern matching in raster digital imagery using machine[...]

Serious Games Research Survey at University of Bath

A survey is being conducted by researchers at the University of Bath regarding the potential for serious games to develop one’s personal skills. In particular, they are interested in developing a web-based game with the overall goal of improving players’ motivation towards engaging with their own personal development plan. The[...]

CFP: 9th Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL 2019)

Call for Participation: 9th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning* The Irish Conference on Game Based Learning (iGBL), formerly the Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning, now in its 9th year, will be hosted in Cork (Ireland) on 26th, 27th and 28th June 2019. This conference provides a forum for all stakeholders[...]

WRAP Fund Information Event in Galway

A funding seminar, entitled Funding for Video Games, will be held in Galway on 9 January 2019 from 9:30am – 11:30am at Cluian Mhuire, Wellpark Road. The goal of this seminar is to provide information to prospective funding applicants for the WRAP Fund (Western Regional AudioVisual Production Fund). The seminar is[...]

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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

Assistant Lecturers in Game Design and Quest Design, DIT (Dublin)

The School of Media at the Dublin Institute of Technology have announced two Assistant Lecturer posts.   **** Assistant Lecturer in Game Design (Permanent Wholetime) This role will involve delivering education in game conception, design, and development as well as undertaking research activities in Game Design. A masters degree or[...]

State of Play 2018 May 4th (DIT Aungier St.)

State of Play 2018 is an Irish Independent Game Maker event hosted by the School of Media in the Dublin Institute of Technology, in association with the Irish Game Makers Association – IMIRT. The event will take place on Friday, May 4th at DIT Aungier St and will be primarily organised[...]

ADAPT Ethics in Research & Innovation Workshop 5th-6th July (TCD)

  The ADAPT Research Centre is a digital innovation and research organisation developing next generation digital technologies and research. On July 5th and 6th, the centre will hold a two-day interactive workshop entitled “Ethics in Research and Innovation: Methods and Practice”. The ADAPT website provides information on their latest research[...]

iOS Game Developer, TCD (Dublin)

  iOS Game Developer for Psychology/Neuroscience Research Project Trinity College Dublin is recruiting for an iOS software developer with previous experience of smartphone app & game development for a high-impact research project. The positions starts as soon as possible and runs for one year. The research project involves developing a[...]

Diversity in Games Workshops (April/Galway)

We are going on tour with our Network in Play Workshops! In April 2018 Network in Play and our partners are running three workshops for beginners in Galway which are female friendly and inclusive. This follows on from our diversity workshops in Dublin in the summer of 2016. This is[...]

Call for Papers: IEEE Games & Entertainment Conf (Galway)

IEEE Games Entertainment & Media conference, will be held in Galway, Ireland 15th-17th August. The IEEE GEM 2018 conference aims to bring together researchers, developers,industry & government partners working on gaming technologies, entertainment, multimedia, Virtual & Augmented reality,IoT, Artificial intelligence & interdisciplinary areas. GEM encompasses all aspects of gaming and interactive[...]

Games to Inspire event (Cahir Castle, 23 & 24th Nov.)

“Games to Inspire in Youth Work and Development Education” in Cahir Castle  on  the 23rd and 24th of November   The conference is part of our exciting 2 year international project funded by ERASMUS on gaming and youth work, and, together with partners from UK and Greece we are hugely excited to host a[...]

Bookings open for 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (Cork)

The forthcoming 7th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2017) will be be hosted by in Cork this year on 22nd and 23rd June 2017, and bookings are now open. iGBL provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and[...]

Assist Lecturer in Computing Games Dev (Dundalk)

ASSISTANT LECTURER IN COMPUTING GAMES DEVELOPMENT (FIXED TERM CAREER BREAK) DESCRIPTION Qualifications: Applicants must hold a primary honours degree in a relevant discipline and ideally have a postgraduate qualification of at least Masters level and have a minimum of three years¿ post qualification experience. A relevant PhD and/or relevant industry[...]

Call for Chapters: Contemporary Media Art in Ireland

For those who like to write about games this might be of interest ( “Submissions are invited for a collection of essays provisionally entitled, Contemporary Media Art in Ireland. This will be a volume of essays that provides a detailed account of born-digital art in an Irish context. For the[...]

New MSc Game Design & Development in UL

Starting in the Autumn 2017 the University of Limerick is launching a new MSc Game Design & Development. Led by Brenda Romero as course director, the MSc in Game Design & Development is a two-year program (level 9) which takes place over four semesters. Students are encouraged to use the summer[...]

Games Fleadh 2017 update

LIT Tipperary, will host Games Fleadh on Wednesday March 8th 2017, the annual colleges and schools game development competition, and the theme for the 2017 event is Racing Game. Games Fleadh will also feature games development and research talks by industry veterans and researchers. The full list of speakers is now available[...]

CFP for the Irish Conf. on Game-Based Learning closing soon.

The call for participation to iGBL2017 will close on the 22nd of Feb.; so if you’d like to share your experience of using games for learning and motivation, you can still submit your abstract here. Note that the abstract does not have to be research-based; in fact, there are several categories[...]

Call for curators – Transformative Games

IN MEDIA RES Spring 2017 CALL FOR CURATORS “Transformative Games” And now for something a little different – but still might be of interest to readers here..(Eds) Call: Transformative games are designed to initiate a change in the players’ beliefs or behaviors, a concentrated version of their predecessors in serious[...]

Animation Skillnet Courses

Animation Skillnet provides subsidised training solutions to the animation, games and VFX sectors in Ireland. They run subsidised, high-end, bespoke training courses designed and delivered by industry specialists and organise and support professional networking events and conferences for these sectors in Ireland and internationally. Upcoming Feb/March evening courses in Dublin and[...]

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[...]

Upcoming Animation Skillnet short courses

Check out these upcoming Sept/Oct evening courses in Dublin and please spread the word. 1) An Introduction to 3D with Maya (5 Monday Evenings): 2) An Introduction to Toonboom Harmony – with a focus on rigging (5 Tuesday Evenings): 3) Production Management for Animation (5 Wednesday Evenings):[...]

Music Technology Workshop 2016 (Dublin)

MusTWork16 – Music Technology Workshop 2016: Establishing a Partnership Between Music Technology, Business Analytics and Industry in Ireland Readers on might be interested in the following one-day event which will be held on Friday June 10th 2016 in the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD, Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co Dublin. The[...]

State of Play 2015

 It is that time of year again and the, by now annual, State Of Play is almost upon us.The ‘State Of Play’ is a chance for new and experienced game developers to network with each other, demonstrate and showcase their work to their peers and get a sense of whats[...]

Graduates: The Bridge 2015 is open

The Bridge 2015 is seeking applications from recent graduates (animation/games/vfx) and older graduates (animation/games/vfx) for the 2015 Bridge programme, an intensive 8 week programme (between June and August) that aims to take graduates and make them “Industry Ready” by placing them in studios and offering them onsite and offsite training. This year[...]

Animation & Visual Comms Lecturers (LIT, Clonmel)

Limerick Institute of Technology, Clonmel are looking to recruit two assistant lecturers to teach on their BSc. in Game Art and Design degree programme. The first position is an Animation assistant lecturer role which will focus on teaching in the areas of animation and games. This post would give the[...]

5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning: Call extended to 22/04/15

The 5th Irish Symposium on Game-Based Learning (iGBL2015) will be held at IADT on 4th and 5th June 2015. There will be presentations and workshops from a wide range of topics related to the use of games and game-based approaches for formal and informal learning. Teachers/developers/researchers who are interested in presenting and[...]

GDC Europe scholarships

Applications to be an IGDA Scholar at GDC Europe & Gamescom 2015 are now available! GDC Europe will take place 3-4 August and Gamescom from 5-9 August, 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Students from undergrad to PhD programs interested in going into the games industry are eligible for this opportunity. The[...]

New Database of Game Related Courses

It is January and that time of year when secondary school students, people thinking of a career change, and those interested in further training, are galvanised by the CAO deadlines in the Republic of Ireland and the UCAS system in Northern Ireland (which has different deadlines!). Here on we usually get[...]

IGDA Scholarships for GDC 2015 – call open

The IGDA Scholarship Program is a13 year old program that kick-starts careers of the best and brightest students entering the games industry.  This program awards scholarships to select individuals who apply. Here’s the full list of what award winners receive: Conference Passes: All access passes to GDC, GDCE, Gamescom, E3,[...]

This is Not a Game Challenge

November the 15th will see the launch event in Cork for the ‘This Is Not A Game Ocean Challenge’ ( ‘This Is Not A Game’ allows 10 to 18 year old students to partake in the creation of video games that have far reaching results – games that have real impact[...]

124 minutes of State of Play Goodness (DIT)

Hugh, Bryan and Brian from DIT have been rendering the video from the State of Play 2014 September Special that happened last month. They have kindly provided it now at this link, or you can enjoy it right here on tv :) The talks were to a packed house,[...]

IT Carlow celebrates 10 years in #irishgamedev with Brenda & John Romero

As most of you know at this stage renowned game designer Brenda Romero is currently visiting many of the colleges in Ireland that have games related degrees. The visit was proposed by Bob Jackson, a lecturer at the Institute of Technology, Tralee and is funded under the Fulbright programme. As part[...]

Women In Games Cfp 2007

Over the past 3 years, The Women in Games conference has become the European forum for women working in and around the computer games industry.

Ibm Cell Cpu Workshop

The following was sent to us by Steve C in Trinity. ***** The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics Lab, School of Computer Science and Statistics, TCD, is delighted to announce, in collaboration with IBM Ireland and IBM T.J. Watson Research Centre, a workshop on the new Cell Broadband Engine (BE). The[...]

Ken Perlin Talk

“Interactive direction of virtual actors” Professor Ken Perlin Media Research Laboratory Department of Computer Science New York University 7:00pm Monday 20th November Joly Theatre Hamilton Building 4, Trinity College Dublin For further details, please see the website at: Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab in Trinity[...]

Cgames Ceili

Following the industry panel and a day of tiring game related presentations CGames are inviting folks to let their hair down at a ceile at the Bull and Castle, which used to be called the Castle Inn, beside Christchurch. Open to all and free of charge.

Dave Perry Update

Dave Perry - founder and CEO of and formerly President of Shiny Entertainment.

Cfp- Philosophy Of Computer Games

Just received the following call for papers which may be of interest to some. ***** CALL FOR PAPERS “The Philosophy of Computer Games” An Interdisciplinary Conference We hereby invite scholars in any field who take a professional interest in the phenomenon of computer games to submit abstracts to[...]

Digra 07, Tokyo, Cfp

Following successful conferences in Utrecht and Vancouver this year DIGRA goes to Japan. Full details of call for papers below.