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European Games Week Cancelled

Last Friday it was announced that the European Games Conference event was cancelled. The event was to take place over five days this week in Croke Park in Dublin, and include workshops, keynotes, an expo and esports. A full refund for all ticket sales will be available through your point[...]

8th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning 28th – 29th June (Cork)

The 8th Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning (iGBL) will take place at the Clayton hotel in Cork City from June 28th – 29th. iGBL provides a forum for all stakeholders interested in exchanging ideas, projects, and best practice on the use of games and game-based approaches to support motivation, learning,[...]

Irish Interfirms Gaming League Community

The Irish Interfirms Gaming League (IIGL) is an Irish video-gaming community and league where companies can compete in various different eSports games. The community is run by volunteers and aims to promote gaming. The initiative is in the early stages of development and organisers are actively looking for interested parties[...]

Writers Game 2018 November 17-18 (Dublin)

Writers Game is an event aiming to bring writers together to collaborate from gaming, film, publishing, and virtual reality. The event will take place at ODEON Point Village on November 17th and 18th. The two day conference will be organised around a series of masterclasses by successful writers and storytellers[...]

VR storytelling event (06/11- Dublin)

An event of interest from Animation Skillnet – Talk on VR Storytelling with Colum Slevin (Head of Experiences at Oculus VR) Animation Skillnet with support from Animation Ireland, Screen Training Ireland and the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland are delighted to host a talk by Colum Slevin (Head of Experiences at[...]

Unity3D environmental artist & 3D artists (Dub)

  Award winning Pink Kong Studios creates branded entertainment for TV, Film, Games and Advertising Houses from our base in Dublin. One of our most recent jobs was working alongside Variable State on their highly successful game Virginia. This was a fantastic team and project to work on and we want to[...]

Unity Games Developers, Artists & Animators (Dub)

  Award winning Pink Kong Studios creates branded entertainment for TV, Film, Games and Advertising Houses from our base in Dublin. We have been awarded a fund from Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADIFF) and Screen Training Ireland to create an immersive VR experience. We are looking for Unity developers[...]

Inspirefest Novices reflect

This year teamed up with the Network in Play project to offer two students tickets to the Inspirefest conference in Dublin in July. Being tough taskmasters we asked people to explain to use when they were applying what diversity meant to them. The two winners caught our eye with[...]

Animation and VFX Graduate Traineeships 2017

Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are currently seeking applicants for the third iteration of their hugely successful graduate Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX. Start Date: Monday 16th October 2017 End Date: Friday 30th March 2018 Deadline for applications: Friday 8th September 2017. Interviews in September with Final Selection on Friday 6th October 2017. See information on the call and[...]

Two companies win Creative Europe MEDIA funding

Congratulations to Tribal City Interactive and Pewter Games Studios on their Creative Europe MEDIA Video Games 2017 funding awards! Tribal City Interactive received €115,000 to help develop their project, Tir Anann. Pewter Games Studios were awarded €150,000 for their game, Athanasia. In total 32 European Video Games were selected for a total amount of €3,729,550. Since 2013, three Irish game companies have[...]

ShipItCon 2017 & Diversity

ShipItCon 2017 takes place on August the 25th in the Mansion House in Dublin. ShipItCon is a conference about shipping software safely, and delivering value through rapid feedback cycles. We’ve got speakers from different size companies talking about how they ship their products, and about how they provide customers value through[...]

TouchPress (Dublin) Multiple Roles

    TouchPress Inc, (formerly StoryToys)  make educational apps for children and are looking for candidates for multiple roles. The company which is behind the hugely successful My Very Hungry Caterpillar franchise is based in Trinity Street, Dublin. The vacancies are for: *Build Engineer *UNITY Engineer *Full Stack Senior Developer[...]

Boon is seeking a 2D art intern (Dublin)

2D GENERALIST INTERN – GAME ARTIST/ANIMATOR Boon is seeking an awesome 2D Generalist to join us for a 6-month internship starting mid-June. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from the super talented Boon art team. The position is unpaid but travelling expenses will be paid. It is located just off[...]

Black Shamrock Expanding – Multiple Development Roles (Dublin)

Black Shamrock is a fast growing game developer based in Dublin city centre. We are passionate about developing (and playing) truly awesome, world class games – and we need your help make them! We are developing Action-RPG and strategy titles for PC / PS4 / XboxOne, for several fantastic and[...]

The Games Co-Op. A new monthly meetup in Dublin

There is a new games meetup starting in the Liquor Rooms, Dublin, at 7pm on Tuesday, March 7th. (ID REQUIRED!!! Over 18s event, and the venue were quite specific about everyone bringing ID.) The Games Co-Op is a new, monthly, multi-discipline event that aims to bring people with different skills together[...]

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[...]

The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis?!

The next Midlands Information Technology ( MIT) meeting will be held on Tuesday 26th January at 7pm, Old Reading Room, Annebrook House Hotel. Mullingar. MIT are delighted to announce Rob Acton as a guest speaker who will be giving a presentation entitled “The Midlands as a Gaming Technopolis”. Rob will discuss the current gaming[...]

Games funding seminar

  The MEDIA Office of Creative Europe Desk Ireland is teaming up with IMIRT, The Irish Game Makers Association, to hold a seminar on how to access Creative Europe funding available for Video Games Development. The seminar will focus on the upcoming deadline for the Creative Europe Video Games funding[...]

Animation & VFX Traineeships – Call for Applications

** Screen Training Ireland and Animation Skillnet are seeking applicants for a pilot one-year Traineeship Programme for Animation and VFX. The Traineeship programme aims to partner 10 trainees with 10 animation/VFX studios for one full year. Over the course of the programme, the trainee will work in-house in the studio[...]

Bluebear, Junior Game Dev (Dublin)

Bluebear is looking for a junior programmer to join our engineering team and help develop new and exciting games for our expanding library of titles. We are interested in hearing from talented programmers eager to get their career in game development started. Prior work experience is helpful but not required.[...]

New B.Sc in Game Art & Design

It is that time of year when prospective students and parents are researching potential college courses for an application deadline in January. We will be posting up more information on the site in the next few weeks for these readers.For now, Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) and the Limerick School[...]

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Jolly Gamecraft

Last weekend saw the Jolly Gamecraft take place in Microsoft Ireland, Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin. Gamecraft is a games jam event designed around building the gaming community. They allow game-makers to meet, share ideas, have fun, compete for prizes and most importantly make games! Usually they take place at weekends and[...]

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,[...]

Early Bird Deadline extended – Irish VFX & Animation Summit

Screen Training Ireland, Animation Skillnet and Enterprise Ireland are supporting the second Irish VFX and Animation Summit, taking place in the Science Gallery on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30thNovember. This event is open to students, graduates, educators and professionals working across VFX, animation and games, and will include presentations, panel discussions,[...]

The Bridge 2014 review

The Bridge programme was set up to run short training courses to address or ‘Bridge’ the skills gap evident in the Games, Animation and VFX sectors between what education currently provides and emerging trends in the corresponding industry demands. As part of the programme, participants get to work in-house on[...]

Tickets on Sale for Dublin Game Music Festival

We have had Games Live music events before in the city and this week tickets went on sale for the Dublin International Game Music Festival, 2-4th April, 2015. This is a Three Day Celebration of Video Game Music Including: Video Games Live Concert: April 4th 8:00pm A “Red Carpet” costume contest Multiple[...]

StoryToys gains €110,000 funding for CLIKS

We recently got informed through the Media Desk Ireland newsletter of some good news for #IrishGameDev. Storytoys have been awarded €110,000 for their game CLIKS under the Video Games development scheme. We want to give them a big congratulations for this achievement! This is open to games teams in Ireland, and[...]

Funded MSc, Games & Student Engagement, IT Carlow

* This is a re-advertisement. *************** A funded research masters opportunity has arisen in IT Carlow’s GameCORE research centre to study ‘The Effect of Game Elements on Student Engagement’. The scholarship, funded by the IOTI ( comprises a maintenance grant of €10,000 p.a., a consumables/materials budget of €2,000, and tuition fees. The project builds on existing work in applying[...]

[29/09/14] dubLUDO XV with @br

So to kick off the final week of the Romeros in Ireland dubLUDO is hosting an event upstairs in Whelans at 25 Wexford St. in Dublin and Brenda Romero will be sharing some of her wisdom and experience of Design Documentation. This is a free to attend event and all are welcome,[...]

Gamescom Meet Up

As there are a group of local companies going across to Gamescom with Enterprise Ireland this year, some companies exhibiting and a few people going solo, I think it’s time to inaugurate the first Ceol agus Craic @ Gamescom 2013 for the Irish Games Industry. I have spoken to the[...]

Game Design Workshops

Owen of BitSmith is running a series of workshops on game design in Dublin this August. If you don’t know him, he is also behind DubLudo and of course their first game Ku was released earlier this year. The focus of these design workshops will be experiential – you will[...]

Culturetech In Derry

This coming September from the 9th-15th, there are a number of games related events taking place in Derry/Londonderry as part of the CultureTech event. The irrepressible Vicky is of course involved in some of the games events including: 1) “Super Fun Happy Games Bar” – £3 at the door[...]

Pip On Kickstarter

You will recognise this project from previous events in Ireland but Galvanic have their Pip device up on Kickstarter with just 63 hours to go they have over $80,000 raised with a goal of $100,000. See Facebook: Twitter: @relaxwithpip Web: Best of luck to them.

Havok & Project Anarchy

In the past two weeks or so Havok, the well known Irish based middleware company, has released Project Anarchy, Havok’s complete end-to-end mobile 3D game production engine. Games developed using Project Anarchy technology can be deployed for free on iOS, Android and Tizen mobile platforms without commercial restrictions on company[...]

Nordeus Arrives In Dublin

Jamie continues to find companies for his survey of companies based in Ireland and this week we also saw the arrival of a new FDI company, a publisher who is to set up in Dublin. Nordeus is setting up a Customer Relations and Business and Marketing Operations centre in the[...]

Galway Games Jam

Galway Game Jam #2 will be taking place on 22 June in Áras na MacLéinn, NUIG. It will be a 12 hour long game jam open to interested people of all skill levels. If you are an experienced game developer or a total n00b to game development head along and[...]

Gamecraft Heads To London

For all you roving jammers GameCraft is heading to London this August thanks to the good folks at Skills Matter. Skills Matter’s mission is to promote continuous learning and innovation in software. More than 35,000 people get together at Skills Matter each year, everyone with the goal of improving themselves[...]

Irish Hci Conf

The Irish HCI conference programme is now online at The conference will take place next week, June 12th and 13th, in the School of Health and Science in Dundalk Institute of Technology. There are two keynote speakers – Brian Reaves from SAP, Palo Alto and Dónal Rice from the[...]

Bitsmith’s Ku Comes To Pc, Mac And Android

Today, the 29th of May, 2013, we are delighted to announce that bitSmith’s Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan will be available on PC, Mac & Android. For those of you who don’t know – Ku: Shroud of the Morrigan is an Action Adventure in which Ireland’s ancient past and economic[...]

Imobile And Sean O’Brien Launch Street Rugby On Itunes

International rugby star Sean O’Brien of Tullow RFC, Leinster, Ireland and tourist with the British & Irish Lions launched Street Rugby at the Hampton Hotel in Dublin on Thursday 23rd May. The freemium third-person running game, is developed by app and games developer imobile. Released initially on iOS devices, with[...]

Ba (Hons) Animation Bcfe

This honours degree programme allows the students to develop and integrate their technical and academic skills in a structured way. It aims to develop in the student a balance between the conceptualist, the artist, the storyteller and the technician. At honours level the learning is largely self-directed and the students[...]

Tokyo Game Show Scholarships

The IGDA is pleased to announce that it will once again be offering IGDA Scholarships to attend CEDEC and Tokyo Game Show. Students from around the world, in all disciplines related to the games industry, are invited to apply. CEDEC will take place from 21 to 23 August in Yokohama,[...]

Street Rugby Game Launch

I guess it is timely and a good ‘celebrity’ link up. If you are in the area why not pop down. Aphra ****************** Sean O’Brien (Tullow RFC, Leinster, Ireland and tourist with the 2013 British and Irish Lions) will be on hand to launch iMobile’s new Street Rugby game –[...]

Q-Ed Belfast

Q-Con 2013 will be running from the 28th to the 30th of June, and is a great opportunity for gamers, fans, and designers alike to meet, greet, and compete. Q-ED is a one-day conference ( Sat. the 29th) of talks and panels taking place during the Q-Con games convention in[...]

Dublin Start Up Weekend

A Dublin Start Up Weekend is taking place from the 7-9th of June this year in Google Ireland. It is not just about games but there are some game companies involved as mentors and judges. The tickets are €55 until 17 May, which includes: food on Friday night (pizza or[...]

Bsc (Hons) In Computing, It Tallaght

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Full Time: Application Closing Date: This is a general computer science course but there are two modules of relevance in Year 4 – Interactive Media Design and Interactive Media Development both lectured by Stephen Howell. Interactive Media Design deals mainly with the processing framework[...]

Gdc Europe Scholarships

The IGDA is offering some student scholarships to attend GDC Europe this summer. Students from around the world, in all disciplines related to the games industry, are invited to apply to receive an All-Access pass to one of Europe’s most prestigious conferences, held in Cologne, Germany 19-21 August. Applications are[...]

Games & Learning Event

The Irish Symposium on Game Based Learning (iGBL2013) will be held in the Dublin Institute of Technology from Thursday 6th to Friday 7th June. The conference has a varied programme of presentations, interactive posters and showcases spanning educational and corporate sectors. This year’s programme will also feature interactive workshops, presentations[...]

Indi Dev Comp @ Develop

Indie Dev Showcase 2013 at Develop, Brighton, July 2013. As part of the Indie Dev focus, Develop is also running The Indie Showcase again from 10 – 11 July in the Develop Expo – which will feature 10 independently developed games unpublished by a third party, shortlisted by a panel[...]