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3D Character Artist with Emagine

Here at Emagine we’re looking for a 3D Character Artist to help fill out our character lineup on an exciting VR project. Position is short term remote contract work, starting right away. Responsibilities to include modelling and texturing of different character outfits. Character setup ability not essential, but would be[...]

FutureScope 2019

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland (in collaboration with Eirmersive, VR Ireland, Animation Ireland and IMIRT) are programming two rooms with sessions and content on the theme of “Creative Technologies” at FutureScope 2019, which takes place at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Thursday 28th March. Some of the biggest[...]

Job Opening: Graphic Designer at Network In Play

Network in Play are looking to hire a graphic designer to create a document/s visualizing the findings from the research project on Diversity in Games for different audiences. Role This job includes working with the researchers to define the project requirements and then creating graphics and layouts. You will shape[...]

Job Opening: Game Writer at Kybolt

GAME WRITER — PAID / REMOTE Kybolt Ltd. is looking for a narrative designer/game writer *with college affiliation* to work with us on our upcoming lane-pushing game Rise of Winterchill. We want a writer involved in this project as early as possible to champion the story, script, and writing of the[...]

Galway Game Jam 12

Galway Game Jam 12 is coming soon! Venue     PorterShed, Galway Date 30 March 2019 Time 9am – 9pm Saturday Cost Admission Free   Reserve your place https://galwaygamejam12.eventbrite.ie Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/265358531027320/ Description Challenge yourself to make a (tiny) game in a day. Jam solo or in a team. Meet[...]

Schoolism Live 2019

Schoolism Live –Dublin 2019, in collaboration with Animation Skillnetand Screen Skills Ireland, will take place on the 9th and 10th November 2019 in the Paccar Theatre at the Science Gallery – https://dublin.sciencegallery.com/ The Schedule is as follows: DAY 1: Saturday November 9th CHARACTER DESIGN 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Daniel Arriaga FROM COMIC BOOK TO[...]

Animation Skillnet Events

Animation Skillnet Upcoming Master Class (Dingle)

Animation Skillnet are delighted to be teaming up with Animation Dingle to offer the master classes outlined below at Animation Dingle 2019 (with support from Skillnet Ireland, Screen Skills Ireland and the BAI). Please note that places on each of these master classes are limited and will be allocated on[...]

Animation Skillnet Events

Animation Skillnet Upcoming Courses (Feb/March)

Animation Skillnet (http://animationskillnet.ie/) has the following courses on offer for February and March of 2019: Texturing and Look Development for Production (5 Monday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/18-02-19-texturing-and-look-development-for-production-5-monday-evenings/ Online Course – Animating in Toonboom Harmony 16 – http://animationskillnet.ie/25-02-19-online-course-animating-in-toonboom-harmony-16/ Essence of the Pose – Gesture Drawing (5 Tuesday Evenings) – http://animationskillnet.ie/19-02-19-essence-of-the-pose-gesture-drawing-5-tuesday-evenings/ Introduction to TV Paint (5[...]

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[...]

Animation Skillnet Events

Animation Studio Lab Call for Applicants

Animation Skillnet is seeking applicants for its new pilot Animation Studio Lab programme. The Animation Studio Lab aims to develop the specialist skill set of graduates by teaming them up with an up-and-coming animation director to produce a short film. Applicants can nominate one of four specialist areas within Animation production[...]

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Animation Skillnet Seeking 2 Event Coordinators

Animation Skillnet (http://animationskillnet.ie/) is seeking applicants for two position openings. Click the links below to read more about each position. Animation Skillnet Courses and Events Coorindator Screen Skillnet Courses and Events Coordinator Interested applicants should follow the instructions in the related link to apply. Applications for both positions close on[...]

Ireland Votes PS1 Best Gaming Console

Christmas is prime time for nostalgic memories to warm the hearts of the world-weary adults of Ireland; and little would bring more excitement on Christmas morning than opening the sitting room door to see that Santa, the legend, had left the newest games console under the tree. With games consoles[...]

GamerFest Returns to Limerick, 2-3 March 2019

GamerFest is returning to Limerick on 2-3 March 2019. This year’s event will include a Fortnite Competition, interviews with some of your favourite Irish Youtubers, 1v1 Gaming challenges, Cosplay competitions, and so much more! The event will be held at Thomand Park. Tickets are on sale now and range in[...]

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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[...]

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. CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA DEADLINES SINGLE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT 18 December 2018 & 24 April 2019[...]

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[...]

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‘My pathway to being a 3D artist in games’ – James Brady

Background My dad worked at a graphic design company in Belfast, Northern Ireland in the 90’s. The company he worked at had Apple Macintosh computers loaded with Bungie’s classic hit “Marathon” and Bullfrog’s legendary title “Syndicate”.  After hours, he would sneak me in to play these games along with a[...]

WarDucks Releases Sneaky Bears for PSVR

WarDucks Releases Retro 80s themed First Person Shooter ‘Sneaky Bears’ for Rapidly Growing PlayStation VR Market. Cute Evil Teddy Bears Want to Take Over the World in the Dublin-based Studio’s New Release Sneaky Bears   WarDucks, a virtual reality game studio founded by a former Facebook employee, has launched the[...]

iDIG Music Festival weekend in Dublin

Eimear Noone and her team return to Dublin with the globally successful Video Games Live and iDIG Music Festival on the 29th/30th of April. There is also an indie showcase featuring Imirt members and a game jam in this two day event. The festival runs April 29th and 30th at the[...]

Cellular Released on App store

Tribal City Interactive, an independent game development studio based in Galway, have just released ‘Cellular’ on iPhone and iPad. Cellular is an elegant game of exploration of space, colour and sound. Its fluid motion, achieved through a rhythmic one-touch input, creates a soothing, engaging experience. With a huge variety of[...]

Guild of Dungeoneering Launches

Distinctive Indie Developed Role-playing Game Now Available for PC   We are delighted to announce that indie developer Gambrinous, in partnership with indie publishing powerhouse Versus Evil, released Guild of Dungeoneering for PC in July. The innovative and entertaining new card driven dungeon-crawler combines dungeon building, exploration and combat mechanics with nostalgic ‘hand[...]

Long live the Kings

After developing mobile hit Kings of the Realm, DIGIT Game Studios is planning its next offence with a recruitment campaign and a AAA title based on a “huge” IP. CEO Richard Barnwell talks to Pavel Barter about how the company became the biggest developer in Ireland, why a multi-platform approach[...]

#IrishGameDev Timeline

We have just created a new section on gamedevelopers.ie to provide a home for an alpha timeline of the Irish Games Industry. Find out when Atari was in Ireland, or Sony launched its GAA game. Watch videos, check dates. This was originally compiled by Jamie McCormick to show visitors that Ireland[...]

Scopely deal leads to new jobs at Digit

In the past week there have been two major news statements from Digit Game Studios in Dublin. First, we heard that they had signed a strategic partnership with Scopely, a leading touchscreen entertainment network. The deal is described as ‘a multi-million dollar investment in Ireland’s largest game developer as part of the multi-game[...]

State of Play 2015 review

DIT, Aungier Street, played host to the annual indie games festival, State of Play 2015 on Wednesday 20th May. (Watch back at www.twitch.tv). During the afternoon students and indies demoed their projects and for the first time there was an academic session for showing research. However we the authors, were really only[...]