Imirt: The Irish Game Makers Association represents game makers from all disciplines throughout Ireland, both analog and digital. They have just held online elections to elect their first board.
The board members are:
- Chris Gregan – has worked in the games industry for 13 years. He is currently a founder at Fungus Games Ltd. and is the author of Fungus, a free open source tool for easily creating storytelling games in Unity 3D.
- John Halloran – has been working in the games industry for over 10 years. Currently, he is the CEO of SixMinute, a Dublin games studio which he co-founded in 2013. He led SixMinute’s most recent funding round and their ongoing partnership with Finnish game developer Fingersoft. Before SixMinute, he was a founding member of PopCap’s Dublin studio set up in 2004.
- Owen Harris – Game Designer, Lecturer and lover of all things playful. When not working on DEEP, he is the studio head of the award winning bitSmith Games and is the course head of DIT’s new BA in Game Design.
- Stephen Kelly – Stephen has worked in the games and animation industry for over 8 years and is Co-Founder, Head of Games and Interactive at Studio POWWOW.
- Colm Larkin – Colm is a programmer, game designer and board game enthusiast. He launched his first commercial game ‘Guild of Dungeoneering’ in 2015. He also helps run 1GAM Dublin, a gamedev meetup where you are encouraged to share rough prototypes, which has been held monthly since April 2013.
- John O’Kane – John O’Kane has worked in the games industry for 8 years. He was previously Co-Founder, Designer, and Lead Programmer at SnowGlobe Games and a Programmer at Instinct Technology. John helps to run Inis Spraoi, a yearly game maker festival retreat. He is currently a founder at Snozbot and Fungus and he develops small free and paid games.
- Brenda Romero – award-winning game designer, artist and Fulbright scholar who entered the video game industry in 1981. Romero co-owns Loot Drop and Romero Games.
Gamedevelopers.ie would like to congratulate everyone who was elected and wish them well in their role supporting the Irish game development community.
There will be an AGM in November for all members which will be a great opportunity to hear from the new board.
If you would like to join Imirt you can do so online at http://www.imirt.ie/join/
It costs €20.