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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 www.gamesfleadh.ie
International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling (CfP Deadline 25th July) (TCD, Dublin)
The International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling (ICIDS) 2018 will take place between the 5th – 8th of December at Trinity College Dublin. ICIDS is a conference for researchers and practitioners concerned with studying digital interactive forms of narrative from a variety of perspectives, including theoretical, technological, and applied design lenses.[...]
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 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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
For those who like to write about games this might be of interest (gd.ie). “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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 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[...]
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[...]
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): http://animationskillnet.ie/19-09-16-an-introduction-to-3d-with-maya-5-monday-evenings 2) An Introduction to Toonboom Harmony – with a focus on rigging (5 Tuesday Evenings): http://animationskillnet.ie/20-09-16-introduction-to-toonboom-harmony-with-a-focus-on-rigging-5-tuesday-evenings 3) Production Management for Animation (5 Wednesday Evenings): http://animationskillnet.ie/21-09-16-production-management-for-animation-5-wednesday-evenings[...]
MusTWork16 – Music Technology Workshop 2016: Establishing a Partnership Between Music Technology, Business Analytics and Industry in Ireland Readers on gd.ie 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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 gd.ie we usually get[...]
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,[...]
November the 15th will see the launch event in Cork for the ‘This Is Not A Game Ocean Challenge’ (www.thisisnotagame.org). ‘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[...]
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 gamedevelopers.ie tv :) The talks were to a packed house,[...]
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[...]
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.
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[...]
“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: http://isg.cs.tcd.ie/cosulliv/KenPerlin.html Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab in Trinity[...]
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 - founder and CEO of gamesconsultants.com and formerly President of Shiny Entertainment.
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 http://www.fps.no/gameconference.html http://www.fps.no/cfp.html We hereby invite scholars in any field who take a professional interest in the phenomenon of computer games to submit abstracts to[...]
Call for Papers - Microsoft Academic Days on Game Development in Computer Science Education
Following successful conferences in Utrecht and Vancouver this year DIGRA goes to Japan. Full details of call for papers below.
More details on the forthcoming conference in DIT in November. Deadline for papers is 20th of September. There is a reduced student fee.
Games development is perhaps one of the least explored areas of accessible design. A new aesthetics theme at the upcoming 9th International Computer Games Conference to take place in Dublin from 22nd to 24th November 2006, will provide an opportunity for contributors to address a broad range of questions in[...]
The 6th annual IT&T Conference is being held in the Institute of Technology, Carlow on October 25-26. A new addition to this year’s conference are technology workshops. One of the workshops is entitled “The Future of Games Development in Ireland” and will feature a moderated panel discussion on the topic,[...]
“Computer Science and Illusion: A Computational View of the Interpretation and Manipulation of Images” A presentation by Prof. Andrew Blake, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research Cambridge. 7:30pm Wednesday 6th September Ernst Walton Theatre Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin Please visit: http://isg.cs.tcd.ie/ for more details. Presentation Abstract The Interaction, Simulation and Graphics (ISG) Lab[...]
The next Digital Games Research Association (DiGRA) conference will be held in Tokyo during September 2007.
Dare to be Digital in the Rep. of Ireland has now been confirmed and the full list of dates released. The key dates are: