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FÍS Games Summit 2022

February 24, 2022

Galway Film Centre is delighted to announce that the 2nd annual FÍS Games Summit will take place online on Thursday February 24th. We are excited to be able to confirm Emil Pagliarulo as our first speaker who will speak with us on about writing in games, his career path, what it’s like working at Bethesda Game Studios, as well as taking questions from attendees. 

We will be revealing more guests over the coming days and weeks. 

Galway Film Centre CEO Alan Duggan said: “With the huge success of last year’s inaugural FÍS Games Summit, we are delighted to return with a new programme of speakers and sessions this year. The aim of FÍS Games Summit is to promote learning and connection in the Irish Games industry to help it grow and foster creativity and development. We are delighted to bring together a programme that is informed by Irish developers, for Irish developers and we look forward to an exciting event again this year . 

The theme of this year’s FÍS Games Summit programme is Behind the Curtain. Come step behind the curtain on some of your favourite games and join us with some of the best of game development talent as we look at how games are written, developed, produced, and funded. 

Register Here: 

Tickets are FREE and are open to all Irish game developers, follow this link to Eventbrite where you can register. 

About Emil Pagliarulo:

Emil Pagliarulo has worked in the video game industry for twenty-five years, working briefly as a reviewer before moving into development. He got his start at Looking Glass Studios in Massachusetts as a designer on the Thief series. But Emil has spent the majority of his career at Bethesda Game Studios, where he served as a Senior Designer on Skyrim, Lead Designer and Writer of Fallout 3 and 4, Writer of Fallout Shelter, and now Design Director. (Oh, and of course, working continuously and excitedly on Starfield).

He spends his free time reading classic literature, playing video games, watching his four kids play video games, or thinking about writing a novel (while actually writing stuff for video games).

About FÍS Games Summit:

FÍS Games Summit 2022 is the second annual event hosted by Galway Film Centre in association with Screen Ireland, and with the support of Romero Games, Creative Europe Media Desk Galway, Northern Ireland Screen, the WRAP Fund, and Imirt. The goal of the summit is to help foster growth and success in the Irish Games Development community by providing Developers on the island of Ireland with a unique opportunity to engage with talks and presentations that will help them in their own careers. 

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