Last week saw the Engineers Ireland Game Developer Awards, an evening of celebration which took part during the Games Fleadh in Thurles.

The winners of the awards very much reflected that Dublin is the powerbase for the indigenous digital gaming sector in Ireland, with eight of the 12 awards coming from six companies in the capital. The other four were divided evenly between two companies, one in Galway and the other in Thurles itself.

Phil Bourke noted “The real positive is we are creating a great opportunity here for Ireland as the proliferation of indigenous games developers is sending a strong signal to multi-nationals that Ireland is a cutting-edge location when it comes to games development. We are building a real pedigree in Ireland.

Engineers Ireland Game Developer Awards winners

Best mobile game – PufferFish Games, Dublin, for Busy Bees

Best PC game – Riotgames for League of Legends, Dublin,

Best in Animation – Tribal City Interactive, Galway for Sheep Launcher 2

Best in Game Design – Nevermind Games, Thurles for TroubleSum

Best in Game Play – Haunted Planet, Dublin for Bram Stockers Vampires

Best in Casual Game Tribal City Interactive, Galway and Psychic Software, Dublin (Joint first)

Best Original Audio & Music – bitSmith, Dublin for Ku Shroud of the Morrigan

Best free-to-play – Redwind Software, Dublin for Numerosity: play with math

Best Original Innovation – Haunted Planet, Dublin for Bram

Best in Visual Engineering – bitSmith, Dublin for Ku

Best Indie Game of the Year – Nevermind Games, Thurles for Solar Sprint.

Best Game of the Year – bitSmith, Dublin for Ku

For pics of the awards see and

For pics of all the competitions see

Well done to Phil, LIT and all involved!