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  • #2727

    Anonymous

    I thought this might be a good place to start an ‘introductions’ thread.

    I know we have done something similar on the mailing list recently, and the face-to-faces meet-ups are great, but a more considered round of introductions might help to establish the various areas of interest and expertise we hold. With that in mind, ahem…

    My name is Lewis Boadle, and I’m a 28 year old Web Graphic Designer. I work (by day) for VISION Consulting (projects include Intelligent Finance – http://www.if.com – Warner Bros – http://www.instavid.com – and http://www.irishrugby.ie). By evening, weekend and bank holiday, I am Creative Director of onemorego (http://www.onemorego.com), a unit of technologists, consultants and creatives, that specialises in creating Advergames, Viral Promotions and building Online Communities.

    I’m a classically-trained Fine Artist with five years in illustration and a similar length of time in Web Design / User Interface Design.

    My interests include Video Games and the Virtual and Physical communities they inspire; life-drawing; animation; sport; music and literature.

    I am actively looking for amateur / modding and commerical Gaming projects to become involved in, to increase my experience of Conceptual / Character / Environment Art and Texturing.

    To view my most recent gaming project, visit http://www.onemorego.com/shootout

    To view my personal website, vist http://www.boadle.com

    Ok, that’s my bluff, I mean background. Who’s next?

  • #9087

    Anonymous

    Good idea! As you mentioned, some of us have already met up, but it would be good to get more of a background on a lot of the people on this forum ( remember, you can edit your postings later to add in new stuff ).

    Name: Malachy Duffin, Previous positions: Programmer / 3D Artist / Game Designer / Soil Relocation Engineer

    I used to work as a console programmer for Sony in London, and for Shiny Entertainment ( of MDK / Earthworm Jim fame ) in California as well as the VR department for IBM before returning home to help start up canDo in Belfast ( http://www.candomultimedia.com ) who worked with another Irish studio, Taintech, a few years ago. Between canDo’s dormant periods ( it was a lot tougher to start a games company in Ireland years ago! :( ), I also worked as a game designer for Chello ( interactive TV in holland ) and as a 3D artist for NaN, the makers of GameBlender, before they went bust ( now opensourced @ http://www.blender.org )

    My focus with my colleagues at canDo for the last year or so was on interactive Web 3D content ( both game related and virtual product related ), which we received some awards etc for… unfortunately we seemed to be ahead of our time a bit as this field probably won’t be generally profitable for a number of years, but Conrad ( who is running canDo at the mo ) is getting a lot of commerical interest from some large companies at the mo, so canDo will hopefully be sponsoring some drinks at the parties in the not so distant future!

    You can see some of the 3D stuff we worked on at canDo online right now here…

    3D Stress Ball Anyone here remember Marble Madness ( or more recently Super Monkey Ball ), this uses the excellent Havok physics engine Xtra with Shockwave 3D ( currently in beta, will be released as a standalone game for PC and Mac ).
    http://www.candomultimedia.com/3dStressBall
    3D Balls Up Another update to a retro game genre ( Thrust / Gravitar )
    http://www.candomultimedia.com/3dBallsUp
    Entry for “The Big 3D” competition ( #55 ) A cool web 3D entry with 3 Havok based games sections, and a 3D streaming surround cinema!
    http://www.candomultimedia.com/3dBallsUp
    Various 3D web games Small web 3D games that can be branded ( see http://www.mcvuk.com ( the leading UK games industry magazine ) in their games section ).
    http://www.candomultimedia.com/games/demos.htm
    Various 3D eLearning / eSales type interactive presentations 3D Brains, Cars, Houses, Furniture, even a streaming DNA viewer! All of them are easy to use with our single mouse click / drag IP code!
    http://www.candomultimedia.com/demos.htm
    http://www.havok.com to see some major names in the games industry! Although I’ve only been at Havok 2 months, I’ve already met some of the top developers from the US and UK who are going to be using Havok 2 in their up and coming games! If I hear any of them mention about Ireland and it’s game development industry, I’ll be sure to mention this website!

    Hopefully I’ll be able to meet some triple A developers soon without having to get on a plane! ;) And I’m hoping that as the games industry in Ireland spawns and matures, hopefully there’ll be an option for up and coming game developers to be able to stay in Ireland and learn their trade ( and make good money of course! ) rather than go overseas to work in the industry!

    Who’s next for posting some info? :D
    Mal

  • #9090

    Anonymous

    Hello, my name is Paul May, and I’m one of the developers who created this site. I’m 22 years old, and I’ve been developing web-sites and multimedia applications since 1993. Previously I’ve worked for Ireland On-Line and Fever Interactive.

    Sites I’ve worked on include gamedevelopers.ie (CSS, XHTML, PHP, MySQL), missmaggie.org (Flash games, actionscripting), hughlane.ie (Francis Bacon Studio), heritagecouncil.ie….among many others.

    I also work with digital video and audio, primarily Final Cut Pro and ProTools.

    I’m currently studying for a B.Sc. in Multimedia in DCU. My personal site (a little bare at the moment) is paulmay.org

  • #9095

    Anonymous

    I’m eoin,

    nothing else springs to mind right now.

    :)

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  • #9101

    Anonymous

    Hello all,
    I’m a fourth year computer science student in Cork specialising in the area of graphics for my degree. My main interests are in the areas of global illumination, realtime/non-realtime raytracing, next generation hardware rendering techniques. However, in the past few months I’ve been doing lots of realtime 3d software rendering, due to a college project.

    Regards,
    Eoin.

  • #9112

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    My name is Michael Griffin, and some of you I know from being involved in this industry ‘officially’ for the last 3 years! (Hi Mal / Aphra!)

    I am the CEO of Kapooki Games (a full time game developer), which was founded in 2000. Over the last 3 years we have developed a number of game concepts for varying platforms, such as PC / PC Online / Wireless and we are now gearing up for a PC/Console title Alpha Build. We have worked with a number of international firms such as Microsoft, Deutsche Telekom, GameSpy and O2….

    We have learned many lessons, and are now teamed up with two major game industry figure heads/experts based in the UK (route to market, credibility, contacts, strategy advise, Finance etc.)

    We have a strong track record of raising our own finance, have an excellent team, strong project management skills, 2 leading industry experts adding their insights/advice and representation and a strong IP portfolio.

    We wish everyone involved in this industry the best of luck!! We certainly believe that Irish game developers will achieve success in the near future…

    Best regards to everyone,
    Michael Griffin (grifmike)
    Kapooki Games Ltd.

    http://www.kapookigames.com
    http://www.lorgaine.com

  • #9113

    Anonymous

    Well everyone else is doing it and I don’t wanna feel left out…

    Hi, I’m Nic and I’m an alcohol….I mean student…

    I’m currently studying a BSC in Computer Science at Griffith College and am in my first year.

    I’m an avid gamer and want to go into games development once I graduate (or else go over to Abertee to do their masters in games development)

    I’ve done some stuff with irishplayer.com (recently closed up)

    Nic Ryan
    —————————————-
    Never fight with a fool,
    they drag you down to their level,
    and beat you with experience.

  • #9115

    Anonymous

    Hi folks… My name is Ian, I’m a games programmer currently working with Denki (in Dundee, Scotland). I’m Irish, but I had to move over here to get work in games. Anyway it’s brilliant that there’s a bit of interest in creating a games industry back home, I’d love to see a few small Irish games studios appearing over the next few years… cheers

    Ian

  • #9118

    Anonymous

    Hello

    I’m 17

    (It all starts here……hopefully)

    I got here from gamesindustry.biz and because the edge forums are closed for unexplained reasons.

    What I did notice one day when watching a documentary on computer games about two months ago, was that every second one of the people interviewed had the remains of an irish accent and an irish second name.I wonder what the percentae of irish people working in england in the games industry actually is? any ideas?

  • #9126

    Anonymous

    Hi ,
    Im Sean Fitzpatrick. Finished a degree in COmputer Applications in DCU last year and am now in Dundee doing a masters in Computer games technology in Abertay.
    Would recommend the cousre to anyone serious in getting into the games industry.

    SF

  • #9127

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am Robert Parkinson, I have just finished a 15 month FAS course on Computer programming and am hoping to go to the university of Abertay as a mature student and if not accepted then i will repeat the leaving cert to get the points to go :D

  • #9128

    Anonymous

    Greetings all,

    Pretty tight group at the moment, hopefully will expand with time.

    I am from the west of Ireland, working in the localisation for the past 3 years, do a fair bit of Photoshop and Flash work. In my spare time I design levels for game on a basic theme. Anyone remember the map builder for Red Alert? Done a few bots and modified gifs in some games. Fairly basic stuff.
    Qualifications are patchy- no degrees here, just alot of interest.
    Jiggle around with VB also when I have the time.

    I came here from GameIndustry.biz also. That Rob Fahey really knows his stuff.

  • #9129

    Anonymous

    I’m another one doing the course in Abertay in Dundee.

    Course is very good with top people in the industry linked to the place. (Dave Jones went here and still keeps in touch).

    Dundee is home to Denki, VIS, Visual Sciences and Real Time Worlds so there is a good communittee in the place.

    Damian.

  • #9130

    Anonymous

    Hi, my name is Martin and I’m a 4th year Computer Systems student at the University of Limerick. I spent most of last year in California working for Treyarch mainly on gamecube and ps2 stuff and I’m credited on Spiderman and Kelly Slater Pro Surfer.

  • #9131

    Anonymous

    Hi, my name’s Kieran Nolan. For my masters degree I built a prototype arcade game called ‘Bionic Roshambo’, a video game version of Rock, Paper, Scissors that uses hand gesture recognition through custom built glove controllers. It was in Edge Magazine (#119) and is up on the education section of Gamasutra.com. If you want to check it out the url is http://keyo.net/bionicroshambo. Also my portfolio/cv site is here

  • #9132

    Anonymous

    Hello Everyone,

    I’m an artist/3d Modeller, born in Dublin, Art School in London. I moved to the San Fransisco Bay Area in 1988 and worked on TV Graphics for a couple of years before Joining Atari Games in 1991, I worked on arcade games for four years (Metal Maniax, Airborne, San Fransisco Rush) before moving north to Seattle in the late 90’s, to work at Zombie Games, we finished “SpecOps” (fps) and after the company financially stumbled, I moved to Looking Glass to work on Destruction Derby N64. I had to bail from Looking Glass as it began circling the drain and was lucky to join the startup Amaze Entertainment three years ago, where i’ve worked on three games (harry potter PC, wild wild west, baseball).

    I’m very interested in opportunities in the Game Industry in Ireland and would love to see it develop.

    Congratulations on a great website.

    mike

  • #9145

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    Alan Duggan is my name. I’m somewhat new to the games industry but a bit of an old hand in Software and more specifically the Mobile side of things.

    I have spent most of my professional career as a software developer of one kind or another. I have done all the management bits as well, people, projects, clients, politics, the coffee machine! :-) I specialised in Mobile about 4 years back working in Mobile Enterprise Data developing a couple of mobile middleware products. About 18 months ago, I got interested in mobile games. I spent quite a bit of time trying to gather market data and feeling the water. I finally took the plunge late last year and have been getting my ducks in a row since then.

    I’m MD of a company I set up 2.5 years ago and I am a client of EI so I will try to help when it comes to sharing experience for whatever it’s worth.

    I am delighted to see an outlet for the Irish Games development community appear and congrats to Aphra and everyone involved.

    Hopefully together we can achieve a critical mass of games companies in Ireland.

    Regards,
    Alan

  • #9169

    Anonymous

    Clevercelt AKA Michael J. Maguire anseo, glad to see so many new heads poppin’ up about the place. Where’s that score you owe me MAL :eek:

    story so far…………..
    I had a commodore 64 in 1982, wrote text based games, plays stories and udder stuff, made some short films. Basically a Scriptwriter,actor and director, truly great conceptuals, really dodgey funding. Founded T.H.E. LTD 1989( multi- media & theatre – corporate entertainment & programs that crashed alot) it went bust. Recorded some of beckett’s radio stuff professionally. Founded TAINTECH 1996 (IES/Games) drank some with MAL & Steve, made it to the wire but it went bust too. Did the 1st feasibilty study for Enterprise Ireland into IES, admired some busts :D. As Ireland’s 1st indigenous offically licensed playstation developer, Got to eat sushi round the Launch of the PS2 in Tokyo. Got very drunk at several CGDCs and ECTS with the fledging Irish Gaming community (the lads from Havok & Cando & Taintech & Niall O Sony Basically) Suffered Death and was buried. Joined Microsoft for my previous life. Xbox launch later I looked after all EMEA versions of FS2002, CFS3, RSC and Tao Feng for Xbox, other techybiz management stuff. Continue in that Day job. Clevercelt is my latest and greatess adventure…..more on that later.

    Aphra really is to be commended on dragging us all together and making us speak up. That digital hub yolk is still about and I’m apparently on some focusless games focus group there with Gary Mc of MediaLab, Peter of airplay, one of the lads from Cartoon saloon, mr martello and others of equal renoun. Cash is tight for the industry at present but it’s still a great time to be involved in what’s still a wild west industry to some. I’ve 3 great kids that beat me at Halo, a wife that should be awarded one and I still possess a general optimism about actually establishing a recognisable and potentially successful industry here.

    I remember taking to Andy of red lemon in long beach about setting up the SGA. And like them; ultimately we need companies, of whatever dimension to form an industry and I respect anyone brave enough to take that plunge having only genuine admiration for anyone who makes it through that monetary minefield to the other side. Havok’s Steve, Hugh & Alan are IMHO proud examples of what can be achieved if you can correctly, intelligently harness and apply collective determination, talent perseverance & that ole vision Thang.

    It also helps if you can down 3 pints quicker than the cash register can add them up :-)

    write soon, wrong most of the time.

    MJM

  • #9172

    Anonymous

    Hi
    My name is KEvin Boland , I’m 22

    I have completed the CA degree in DCU and am also over in Abertay Dundee doing the postgrad in Games Technoligy

  • #9173

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    I suspect I’ll be lurking more than anything else, since I’m not actually a developer (at the moment), but it seems only polite to introduce myself.

    My name is Rob Fahey, and by day, I’m editor of the gaming trade news website, GamesIndustry.biz – thanks to the joys of working in an industry that isn’t much up for respecting 9-5 working hours, I’m also much the same thing by night. No alter-ego for me.

    I’m also a contributing editor on our company’s other site, Eurogamer.net, and I co-run the Eurogamer Shop.

    In past lives I’ve worked on CTW, which was the industry’s longest running weekly trade newspaper, and like most people I did my stint at a dot.com – UbiSoft’s ill-fated GameLoft – and prior to that I was a software developer in Dublin, albeit not a game software developer.

    My game development background is in working as a designer and sometime programmer on a couple of old shareware bits and bobs, and bringing a game to pitch stage a few years back before realising that I needed to get a real job or I’d starve to death, sadly. I keep fairly well updated with game development issues though, not least thanks to my housemate who is a PS2 and Xbox programmer and has bent my ear so often about technical game coding issues that I actually know how to write shadow volume code on the PS2. Sort of. I also do some work for developers in the UK in terms of assessing their products either pre-pitch or pre-launch so they can get some idea of how the media is going to respond to it.

    A few people here know me from Boards.ie, and Kiigan (hi Ian!) knows me because I insult him occasionally on mailing lists. :) I’m sure I’ve run into quite a few of you at various trade shows as well.

    Assuming us hated meeja scum aren’t too unwelcome, I’d love to come along to one of these pub meets of which you speak. Obviously as an Irishman living abroad there’s nothing I’d like more than to see the Irish games industry take root properly; maybe then I can return to living in a country that can provide a decent pint (or perhaps even three decent pints before they’re rung up on the till, eh?)…

    Best of luck with the site and with all of your various enterprises.

    Rob.

  • #9174

    Anonymous

    Hi there folks. Seems only right and proper to introduce myself on this here fine forum. Congrats to everyone involved for getting the site up and running.

    My name is David Stafford, and I’m the creative director at Kapooki games in Dublin. Grifmike explained what we’re up to in his intro, so I won’t repeat all that again.

    Its great to see the enthusiasm on the site, I’m hoping it will serve as a focus for what is the embryonic Irish games industry. There is no reason Ireland cannot produce a number of world class developers, provided the creativity and love of the industry is matched by sound business acumen. Credibility really is the keyword for Irish developers. Proving to investors and publishers that you can do what you can say you can. Its not enough to believe you can do it, as much as possible you have to prove you can do it too. Its a tough order, but a site like this one can only help everyone share the knowledge and experience.

    Glad to meet yez all!

  • #9182

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    How’s it going there everyone!

    Jaysus, there seems to be more interest than I thought here, cheers Aphra as it’ll make things a lot easier.

    Anyway, my name is Jamie McCormick, currently studying Marketing & Management in DIT. I’m 20, been an avid gamer for most of my life. I was also editor of IrishPlayer.com until the end of February when it closed down, have been writing games related articles for newspapers and magazines around the country, as well as writing feature articles for GameDevelopers.ie that will hopefully give you some insight into the industry.

    I’m not a game developer, but hope to go on placement within the industry and specilise in interactive entertainment marketing side of things which may be helpful on the business side of things.

    Talk to ya!

    Jamie

  • #9187

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    Great site, long may it thrive. I’m Pete, 25 and just got into the industry last year. I studied in London and Dublin (Media Special Effects and Computer Animation and 3D Modelling respectively) and I now work in Donegal creating low and high poly content for next gen real time games. A sustained games industry in Ireland is long overdue, did you know that one year Codemasters didn’t have to recruit in the UK at all, because most of their staff came from BCFE in Dublin? Its mad to think of so much talent being exported, makes you wonder what we could pull off if we all worked together….glub…I promised myself I wouldn’t cry…

    I’ll be keeping a keen eye on this site, and post whenever I think I can help out.

    Pete.

  • #9192

    Anonymous

    Hi, I’m Barry O’Neill MD of Upstart Games which has been established as a publisher of mobile games.

    Upstart is interested in hearing from any Java developers out there who have developed java games, or who would like to talk about their ideas for java games.

    We have distribution in Europe, Australia, North America and Japan through contracts with aggregators and operators. Our first titles will be available through these channels towards the end of May.

    Upstart is also running the N-GAGE Challenge, with sponsorship from Nokia and O2. This is a game concept competition. There is a story about it here today (thanks Aphra!)

    You can find us at http://www.upstartgames.com and more info about the challenge at http://www.upstartgames/challenge.

    Regards,

    Barry

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    Anonymous

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    Anonymous

    Peter Mee, M.D, Meedja Ltd.

    Have had dual career in Games & E-Learning. Guess which I prefer!

    Worked as a programmer in long lost PixelMagic for a while before moving to Capture Productions where I worked as developer/project manager on a raft of localisations for Fisher Price games and the like.

    Moved on to work as freelancer with a number of web agencies developing web marketing games etc.

    Set up Meedja Ltd. on campus at DKIT to work on developing masively multiplayer, platform agnostic game technology and content. Getting there slowly and continuing contract work on projects as diverse as e-learning content management systems to bespoke game development for a range of international clients.

    Currently working on a range of platforms and using a range of dev. environments but will always love Macromedia Director!

    Meedja is up to 3 employees now and growing! If you’re ever in Dundalk, drop by for a chat! (that means you Mal).

  • #9391

    Anonymous

    I’ll chip in here with a bit of background on myself. My name is Colin McGinley.

    After surviving college I decided that working for a game development studio might be a bit of a larf, so I applied to everyone that was advertising in the back pages of Edge.

    I ended up relocating to the Isle of Wight, and worked for Stainless Software on their first title: Carmageddon. Divided my time between running the office and doing programming work.

    Moved onto Sensible Software and programmed stuff for Sensible Soccer ’98, and Sensible Soccer European Club Edition. Sensible didn’t survive the cancellation of their massive adventure game, Sex’n’Drugs’n’Rock’n’Roll, and so I moved onto Red Lemon Studios. Worked on Take the Bullet, a Dreamcast FPS that never saw the light of day.

    My final game stint was working for Criterion, before I returned to Dublin and got myself a ‘normal’ development job.

    I am in the process of trying to get a mobile games company, Kerbyware, off the ground. Development has been done part-time to date, but we still have two games released already, and three more in the works.

    In my time working in the games industry I met a lot of great people and had some absolutely fantastic times. I’ve also met my fair share of eejits, and experienced how rough the games industry can be. The industry as a whole is still incredibly immature, especially when it comes to it development practices. The counter arguement is that you can’t expect game development to follow traditional software development practices, as you’ll lose the creativity. I don’t know what software development practices these people are thinking off, but solid iterative based development, with proper analysis, design, coding and test phases is sorely needed if development studios want to stop going over budget and bust.

    Also, if you ever really wonder if the rumours and gossip found on sites such as Fatbabies can really be true, then let me assure you that it is. Even though the games industry is worldwise, it isn’t all that big and bitchiness and backstabbing is rife. Be warned. Let’s just hope that the Irish games industry does us proud and rises about the problems and hurdles that we face, to become a truely global power in the provider of digital entertainment.

  • #9398

    Anonymous

    Hey there!

    I havent posted in quite awhile (Up to my eyes in college work etc) but im here to let you know that myself and two others are working in a small freelance 3D modelling company. We have all completed the games design course in Ballyfermot and are now doing the diploma in the same thing. We have done quite a lot of work over the last few months to get our new site up and running(while trying to cope with a load of project!)
    Its been busy few months but please take a look at our new site to see examples of our work. We can take care of any of your 3D needs.

    Also, if anyone has any questions on the games course in ballyfermot, please dont hesitate to ask.

    E-mail me at paui@hotmail.com

    Cheers,

    Paul

  • #9409

    Anonymous

    Hey its me again!

    The website address has now changed to http://www.eyecandystudios.tk

    Its easier to remember!

    Cheers!

    Paul

  • #9449

    Anonymous

    Hi all, my name is Neil Leyden and I am MD of Journeyman Productions, a media production company based up in The Digital Hub.

    Although our main experience is in film, television and web production, we intend to be a convergent media company. That is why we are very interested in talking to anyone in the games sector – PC, console, mobile etc.

    At present, one of our major projects is a 3-D childrens animated feature that we are scripting for a US producer. Obviously, we would love to hear from 3-D animators as we would like to keep as much of the storyboard work as we can in Ireland.

    Also, we would like to get into the area of creating and producing games and would welcome any thoughts on that (parterships, joint ventures etc.) as we have a lot of experience rasing money for film and television projects.

    Anyway, drop me a line at neil@journeymanproductions.com

  • #9510

    Anonymous

    Hi y’all.
    My name is Stephen Kenny, 19, and at the moment I am the manager of Irelands First LAN gaming centre here in Arklow, but I hope to get into the 3D modelling industry or game design.
    No degrees or anything as I failed my math, due to lack of concentration after my uncle died the morning of paper 1. And so no college would have me, I still haven’t got back into maths. I have lots of those “Noddy learns computers” type certs, I won the Intel Excellence award for the young scientist expo in 2002.
    Really need a hand getting into the industry, any advice welcome!

  • #9533

    Anonymous

    Hiya,

    just to drop in and introduce myself..

    I’m Claire Fitch, a cellist and composer working in the National Symphony Orchestra playing the cello.
    http://www.fitchsounds.com

    Audio production and SFX is an absolute fave of mine and I’d love to do a score for a game..

    so anyone developing need a composer in Dublin :D

    I’ll work in whatever format you choose.

    Just discovered this forum from IGDA where they are thinking of setting up an Irish chapter.. a kind soul informed us that there was already a community out here ..

    so ..

    Hi guys

  • #9574

    Anonymous

    Hello,

    A bit late, but I’m a 20 year old student at DCU. I’m studying Computer Applications Software Engineering, about to enter into my third year. I’ve decided to seriously focus on fields related to game development with an eye on a future career. At the moment I’m studying computer graphics in my own time, with the hope of having a small demo ready in the next few months to use to try secure 6 months work placement at a games company as part of my degree next year. By the end of my degree I hope to be knowledgeable in a number of areas including graphics, physics and AI, with portfolio reflecting that. In my spare time, I’m currently honing my CV for internship applications, and quietly praying to god(s) that there’ll be enough of an industry here by the time I graduate that I won’t to emigrate ;)

  • #9584

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone,

    I’m new to the forum but am very impressed with the format and level of support. I’d love to meet up with you all one day and bitch about the state of things over a pint.

    Me: Paul McLaughlin

    What I do:(in reverse order)

    Head Of Art Lionhead Studios in the U.K. Art Director and Project leader on ‘Project Dimitri’. Currently working with Big Blue Box on Fable for the XBox.

    Ex Head Of Art Bullfrog Productions in the U.K

    Before that I did various stints in the corporate video and ‘multimedia’ field before it really figured out what it was supposed to be.

    CG artist at Emerald software in Waterford.

    Studied Fine Art at WIT (Waterford RTC)

    Before that I was an engineering draftsman designing machines for wire bending (now you know why I decided to study art :-)

    I’ve worked on quite a few games, some good some less so:
    Black and White, Populous3, Theme Park, Syndicate, Hi Octane, Magic Carpet, Populous2, Powermonger WW1, Treasure Trap, Running Man, Phantom Fighter,

    There were others that were either canned or that I had a managerial role in; Creature Isle, Creation, Syndicate 2, Theme Hospital, Gene Wars, Magic Carpet 2, Bruce Lee ‘enter the Dragon’ A-10 Tank killer.

    The later ones all on PC the earlier ones on Amiga, C-64, Amstrad and Spectrum.

    All the best,
    Paul Mc

  • #9589

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone,

    I just became aware of this site a week ago and so far I think it is very impressive. Everyone in the forums seems to be in full support of each other and willing to help each other out.

    Currently I am eighteen years of age and I am attending college in Belfast. Most of my time is spent studying but in my spare time I volunteer for the International Game Developers Association, David Perry and Lionhead Studios.

    With the IGDA I moderate all of their forums and ensure that everything runs smoothly. I also put forth any suggestions that I have to help the IGDA continue to grow.

    I also moderate the producers forum in the David Perry Talent Pool. Dave Perry personally appointed me to this position and I am very proud to be helping him.

    I then moderate the game design and development forum of the Lionhead Studios Discussion Boards. Here I share my advice and experience with others.

    I aspire to eventually become a game producer or even a game designer. I plan to start out in game testing which will hopefully give me a chance to further prove my dedication to the industry.

    Can’t wait to start discussing Irish game development with all of you.

  • #9621

    Anonymous

    Greetings Folks,

    I’m an irish composer now living in the states (life in florida is hell…hell I tell you….) but have a keen interest in the Irish gaming community (since do I intend to return in the near future). I’ve dedicated my work to game audio as I’ve been a game music nut since the days of the C64, and am a member of the Game Audio Network Guild (which really means I can use their nice spangly logo on my site :) ).
    There are many samples up at my site if you want a listen, http://www.whisperbetweenworlds.com from Techno to Soft Orchestral.

    It’s great to have found this organisation and am glad to be involved.

    Cheers,

    Derek

  • #9628

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    My name’s Simon O’Dwyer, been into games since I can remember. Going into 4th year of Computer Applications degree in DCU and hope to do the Abertay course or some equivalent (although Abertay seems to be most recommended) when i finish DCU.

    Games to date:
    half assed Jenga (OpenGL)

    Will edit this as the experience mounts.

  • #9680

    Anonymous

    My name is Frank McNamee and I am Director of a multimedia/e-learning company based in Waterford (http://www.multimedia-instruction.com). A few months back we decided to apply the multimedia skills within our team to the game industry. We have a strategy in place for the development of an initial game and we are making good progress. I think the informal social gathering is a good idea and I am hoping to make it to the next one.

  • #9776

    Anonymous

    Hows it goin, I’m Andy Gray. I just got my Bsc in Software Engineering this year and I’ve moved to London in search of a gaming job. Unfortunately trying to get people to actually look at your demo’s can be harder then you’d think.

    Over the summer I made my first 3D game. (here’s a screeny)

  • #9786

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    JAB here.
    I do stuff from home, when I feel like it.
    I have silly hair.
    I like games.

  • #9917

    Anonymous

    Hey All,

    I’m a 24 year old Game-Programmer,
    Used to be a hobby gamedev enthusiast, programming in C++ and DirectX before I got disillusioned with my previous job(writing accountancy apps) and decided to open up a Games-Studio with 2 developers I met while in college!

    We are still small and we are building up things slowly.

    We intend to keep things simple at the start, just getting some games under our belt before we start moving on to bigger things.

    At the moment there our 5 people involved in development with Druidev.

    We are focusing on wireless games for the moment, Symbian & J2ME and intend to move on to other platforms as soon as we have a track record to show we can be taken seriously!

    Brian
    ;)

  • #9985

    Anonymous
  • #9990

    Anonymous

    Hi folks, about time I introduced myself.

    My name is Michael Kiely. I’m a computer scientist by trade and I teach in Tipperary Institute (i.e. In Thurles and Clonmel).

    I lecture in Language Design and Implmentation to Software Developement students and in Radio and Video Production to Multimedia students.

    Audio is my particular area of interest and music (as the song goes) is my first love. Game audio has always been an interest of mine, from SID to CD.

    I love nothing better than sampling, recording and mashing samples and audio in my spare time. And I play trumpet (badly).

    I’m a little odd in that I understand both media people AND programmers and, as if you haven’t guessed, I am a certified jack-of-all-trades*.

    I’m delighted to see this forum and site being set up. Hopefully some real good will come of it. And hopefully I can contribute something meaningful.

    *But master of some!

  • #9998

    Anonymous
  • #10094

    Anonymous

    hi all,

    thought it was about time I introduced myself…

    I’m Tony Kelly. Currently working as a Senior Producer for an elearning research & innovation group within Intel (Ireland).

    Studied graphic design in NCAD in 1985. I’ve been in web & multimedia development since 1995. Won various awards, including 3 x Golden Spiders, 2 x O2 Digital Media Awards, and currently shortlisted for a United Nations Information Excellence Award.

    Currently designing & developing simulations and games, and am the Chapter Co-ordinator for the Ireland chapter of the IGDA.

    Look forward to seeing many of you at the Shindigs or at some IGDA events

  • #10096

    Anonymous

    Ah sure why not :) It’s about time…

    I’ve been playing games for god knows how many years, and in the last 5-6 I have also taken a hand in various organisational matters – last year I directed “Leprecon”, Trinity’s annual games convention at over 400 people, was on the committee for “Gaelcon” at around 700 people, and almost doubled the average event size for my business CCGIreland, which organises and runs events for collectible card game players around Ireland. I am also involved in the running of regular all night computer game sessions around Dublin.

    Dave

  • #10286

    Anonymous

    Hellooooooo…

    My name’s Joe Clarke, I’m a senior IT developer in Bank of Ireland with 12 years experience. I use VB, C++ & SQL. I started out as an actuarial programmer in Hibernian after graduating with a maths degree from TCD. I started games programming 3 months ago in my spare time…my first game will be a 2D game similar to the arcade games of the late 80s. I never thought all that maths physics crap I did in college would come in useful…!

    I’m bored working in financial services and would like a change.

    Joe

  • #10317

    Anonymous
  • #10339

    Anonymous

    Hello Everyone,
    I’ve only been a forum voyeur so far, and since multitudes of unknowns have come forth, I thought well I might as well.

    I’m Carley McGlynn and no..I’m not a developer as yet. I’m another one of those fortunates(?) to be spat out last summer from BCFE. I create 3d, 2d or anything that’s fantastic and submersive. In saying that I’ve drudged through the ranks of web design from time to time but everyone has to make sacrifices I guess. So… I’m a 3d animator & modeler…really! I’m also into art direction, I guess it’s kind of a package deal.
    Thanks Pete for recommending this site!

    For more (and somewhat more professional) info I’m listed in the skills directory.
    Bye x

  • #10346

    Anonymous

    Hey all,

    My name is Ronan O Sullivan. I work as a programmer at kapooki games. Before that, I was in Havok – so if I ever work in Torc, I’ll have made the Hat Trick :) I studied CS at Trinity, and I’m doing a research masters in Augmented Reality at the moment (the games potential in the AR field is just amazing… check out AR Quake).

    To my shame I have never been to a shindig, but I should be at the next one (unless I contract the pox). :)

  • #10349

    Anonymous

    Hi my name is Chris McEvoy, Im 24 years old and have a HND in computer animation. I live in Dublin.
    I was lead animator on ‘the milliner’ a 3d short by Kavaleer productions and have also work as a graphic designer and flash animator for Riverdeep interactive learning. ‘The Milliner’ has been short listed for 2 O2 awards this year.

    Ive been playing games since jetpack on the ZX spectrum and owned all major consoles up until XBOX. Im the best in the world at all Street fighters! Really.;)
    I feel the art of game making in todays market is being replaced by uninspiring titles and we need more fresh ideas. I love Japan and think Anime rocks, not the crap thats shown on tv but real 80s stuff like Gaiking and Getta Robo and more conventional stuff like Kenshin and Neon Genesis. Well thats me.

  • #10352

    Anonymous

    Hi to all, im Keith Killilea from Galway and have been creating wacky games since the c-64 days. Iv been hanging around the games industry for a few years and worked along side some brill people on demos at Wonder Show Studios , Mystic Game Development and it was great to meet Taintech, Funcom, Kapooki, Applepie, & Disorder Digital Media in Ireland.

    I founded a media company last year to develop a GBA demo and a 3D online walkthrough of Galway city. I left the company to give it another go at game development with a new online game project that is dame ambitous in its goals over the next few years to create a world-wide virtual space community of linked cities that works like in ways of the GTA game with a mix of Everquest. Hopefully by April there should be a playable online demo released for download and maybe if lucky a trip to E3 :)

    If anyone is interested in helping out, drop me a line.

    Its great to see the irish gaming community coming togethere & may it long live as a top player in the gaming world
    :cool:

  • #10497

    Anonymous

    Salutations all, and what have you.

    Stephen here. 4th year computer engineer in Trinity College.

  • #10501

    Anonymous

    Hi folks… My name is Ian, I’m a games programmer currently working with Denki (in Dundee, Scotland). I’m Irish, but I had to move over here to get work in games. Anyway it’s brilliant that there’s a bit of interest in creating a games industry back home, I’d love to see a few small Irish games studios appearing over the next few years… cheers

    Ian [/quote:577ccc2480]

    Tis me first post,

    My name is Ivan mcCloskey, and like Ian, I am in Dundee, Scotland. I am a level designer working in Visual Science.

    Me goal is to set up a company in Dublin in about 4-5 years.

  • #10517

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone,

    My name is David McGovern and I am currently doing the LUDO course at Ballyfermot.
    I am 23 years old and have worked in software engineering for the past 4 years until going back to college. I also worked for Codemasters in Warwickshire, England as a games tester for 6 months a couple of years ago.
    I have mucked about with 3DS Max and other similar apps for the past few years and hope to get a job as a 3D artist with a games developer after I have finished college. I am currently working on my online portfolio, and am currently sifting through all my artwork picking out pieces which I think are my best to date. You can check out the site here:
    http://noopti.topcities.com/
    Its not much at the moment, in fact its pretty empty, but I hope to have a lot more up there in the next few weeks. ;)

    Dave

  • #10518

    Anonymous

    Hi guys

    Sean mc dermott here, just want to say hi to everybody and this site rocks and what a great idea, and if anybody needs help or advice on matters involving 3D graphics or animation feel free to drop me a line, im a passed graduate of the LUDO course way back in the early days (lol)

    Sean

  • #10559

    Anonymous

    Hello Dublin!

    My name is Dean and I’m from London. I’m a computer science graduate from Brunel University, currently rolling out my 3D game demo in the hope of landing a game programmer job. I’ve written my demo in C/C++, OpenGL and DirectX.

    I float around the IGDA forums frequently and sometimes around GameDev.net, as well as other forums.

    Nice to meet you guys and I look forward to coming up for one of the Chapter gatherings in the near future! :)

    Dean.

  • #10572

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    Just wanted to drop a line and introduce myself. My name is Scott Macmillan, and I’m an American working for Stainless Steel Studios, a PC developer in Boston. Our two games are the RTS’s Empire Earth and Empires: Dawn of the Modern World.

    I’m the QA Lead here, and have done a bunch of project management work as well. I’ve been in the games industry for about a year and a half now.

    I was looking around the web and found this site, and I’m really interested in how things go for the Irish game community. Since I’m keeping up on the posts, I figured I’d drop a line to say hi.

    Please feel free to use me as a sounding board if you want to get a Yank’s opinion on things. ;)

    Take care,

    Scott

  • #10819

    Anonymous

    Well, about half a year after I first fot involved and sank without trace I’m back. Nice to see things have really taken off.

    I’m Janto McMullin, a DIT VisCom graduate focused on illustration, currently having all my time sucked up by working on a startup project, where I’m the lead writer for setting developement. Soon my website will be ready and I can actually put some work out on the gallery.

    Sorry to everyone who was involved in the set-up of the chapter, I just ran out of free time. Hopefully I’ll make it to whatever event is up next.

  • #10820

    Anonymous

    Seems like the place to be seen!
    I’m fresh (almost) out of Trinity’s I.C.T. Ba, looking to start working in the games industry. A familiar story to 90% of those posting here…
    Im currently putting together an entry for Dare to be Digital – they only let you enter one idea, unfortunately :)
    Still its an inspired concept, and not just for the prizes. Getting all these unfocused, under-employed and atrophying graduates to band together and create commercial-production-capable entities is simply genius. My mates and I (and Im sure many others) were doing it anyway, but this makes it so much easier and more rewarding.
    And it’s a big step in furthering our Irish games industry. There’s power in the proletariat.
    Enough waffle. Take the power back! (And maybe when we do, Kapooki will finally give me a job, sans experience)…

    Ben Cowley.

    p.s. Nice articles in A.I. Game Programming Wisdom, Stainless Steel Studios. Good studio there, Scott.

  • #11554

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    I’m _pleasantly_ surprised to find a significant games dev community and industry in Ireland. Havok! wow. I’m a 30+ male living and working in Limerick city. My job is sadly not games related unless you count my efforts to break the M$TSQL parser.
    After several years in IT, I’m back to college again, this time to get an IT degree thingy via the DCU Oscail programme (which has many good points and many bad points).
    I was weaned many years ago on the venerable C64 and Apple][ and enjoyed writing lots of little games for them. I’ve been a PC person since then (apart from a brief daliance with the old Psions). My current projects are an object-orientated-world text adventure engine in C++ and an ultra realistic space sim engine in OpenGL/C++. I may even find the time to finish one of them.

    I’ve also been heavily involved in various pen-n-paper RPG societies in Ireland over the years particulary in Tralee (The Society for the Frequenters of the Hobbit’s Armpit) and Limerick University (GSOC). I believe that traditional storytelling & RPG & computer games have a lot to learn from each other. I’d love to work in the industry or start my own studio and seeing whats happening is certainly encouragement to gear up for that!

    Kudos
    John Mc Namara

  • #11729

    Anonymous
  • #11837

    Anonymous

    Just thought I’d em, exploit this thread and say that my portfolio is finally up in temporary residence at http://www.whoiscitizenx.com/portfolio
    Let me know what you think, it’s all 2d at the moment though.

  • #12022

    Anonymous

    Hey,
    I think I might of introduced myself here before about a year ago.
    Well anyhow alot has happened since so hey I’ll reintroduce myself.
    I am Kevin Boland aged 24. DCU Computer Applications graduate from 2002. After DCU spent a great year in Dundee doing a postgrad and DARE.
    I was the tech lead for the Demonlore team that won the “Inovation” award. Straight after Dare I got offered 2 jobs one at Codemasters and the other at EA. Took the EA job where I am now a programmer on Harry Potter games, more specifally I worked on the Eyetoy minigames for the PS2 (which is really cool)

    Thats about it.

    Great to an official Irish team at Dare.
    Last year 8 of the 30 ppl in Dare where Irish.
    and this year I know a few Irish ppl on the others teams also.

  • #13542

    Anonymous

    HI All

    My name is Paul and I’m new to game developers, So I thought I’d jump on the band wagon and join the Introductions tread.

    I am a 3d modeller and animator among other other things and am now currently looking for work in the games industry in Ireland, which we all know is a more than difficult task considering the minimal amount of games companies here.

    It was suggested to me by some friends to check out this site and forum to see what kind of community and resources are out there, I must say that I am pleasantly surprised by the amount of you guys that are regularly posting on the forum. Its good to know that I’m not alone in my interests in game development and also my wish to work in the industry.

    I’ve studied computer animation in ballyfermot for three years and am an extreme games fan (not unlike everybody else here I expect). I love games and would really enjoy if my station in life was in someway involved in the creation of them.

    I was recently at the Torc open day in the digital hub and was extremely surprised by the work that those guys are doing up in Donegal. I was so surprised that It completely rekindled my thirst to work as a games animator and got me on the ball to join this forum.

    Thats about it I suppose, I’ll probably be a regular on the site now, I promise that all my posts in the future wont be as long as this one just in case any of you were worried about that.

    __________________

    Paul

  • #13563

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    My name’s Kevin Martin.
    I’m from N.Ireland and I’ve been working in games for the last 6 years.
    In June 1998 I went to work for Taintech in Dundalk and was the Lead Artist there.
    I’ve been working for Climax in Portsmouth since 2000.
    My fifth game for them should be out summer 2005.
    It’s good to see some familiar names popping up here. Also good to see the industry in Ireland still has a pulse.
    Kev

  • #13579

    Anonymous

    Hi Pete

    Tis me indeed, Paul Conway from Emmet’s “Goods Skills” Class, where we tried to develop 3D masterpieces on 486’s. Those were the days, Eh?

    I took your advice, and joined the Forum, its pretty cool alright…

    And don’t fear Buddy, I’m still as cheery as ever.

    Hows Things in Donegal with you and the Torc team?

  • #14127

    Anonymous

    Opps did’nt notice this thread before for some reason…..I’ve been here awhile but I’ll introduce myself anyway.

    My name is Gareth Barry and I am 22 years old. I’ll start a bit back, just so you’ve a vague idea of where I’m coming from. I finished high school in 99′ and proceeded to work for a few weeks before I moved to Amsterdam with my mate, spent 3 months in Amsterdam before my passport was taken from me, moved back to Ireland and attended Colaiste Staiofun Naiofe in 2001 where I studied Graphic Design, whilst studying this I did promo work for some companies in Cork and work for D/AOL(not America Online) for 2 months.

    after this I moved to America for another 3 months where I worked as a labourer, for the summer. Looked up a few local Game Developers and generally enjoyed myself. Moved back to Ireland August 2003 and attended Ludo in BCFE… there I began to realise why the Gaming community in Ireland is so special, we had a really tight group and worked together(Nooptical was there at the time (-: )

    My general line of experience is PhotoShop/InDesign/Dreamweaver/Illustrator/3DS Max/Java/M-Dos and Soundforge, this year will see a return to BCFE for me in the form of the Higher National Diploma in Games Design and theory, I hope to meet all of you at the next ShinDig in Dublin, and brush a few Ideas together…..you never know, talent and success is spun by determined minds.

    best of luck.
    Omega’s Dust.

  • #14171

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone
    My name is Emma Robinson. I’m from Derry/Londonderry and I’m 20 years old. Just finished a HNC in Interactive Computer Entertainment. There’s an article entitled “Cool as ICE” on the Home page giving details of the course.
    I have been into games for as long as I can remember.

  • #14183

    Anonymous

    Hi Emma, er….what does your Name stand for(your forum name that is)?, it’s been baffleing me all afternoon. Anyway welcome.

  • #14184

    Anonymous

    Wee Jedi Punk Girl. It’s a wee affectionate (spelling?) thing my boyfriend came up with.

  • #14272

    Anonymous

    hey all

    My name is Nicholas Nash, and am a (going into) 3rd year Computer Science student at Trinity. I’ve been programming since I was about 14. I’m very interested in computer graphics (realtime and non-realtime) and have written various 3d engines in Java, C++ (in DOS), and these days I code mostly realtime hardware accel stuff on Win32. My main interest in computer graphics these days isn’t in games programming but in demo-coding (i just posted a thread about the demoscene)…

  • #14455

    Anonymous
  • #14456

    Anonymous

    Welcome to the boards Steph!

    It’s really great to have someone banging the IP drum! I’m sure you’ll soon be inundated with IP queries ;)

    You’ll have to come to the next shindig too, after that I’m sure you’ll feel right a home ;)

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #14474

    Anonymous
  • #14708

    Anonymous
  • #14716

    Anonymous

    Hi Jean,
    Welcome to the boards! Love your artwork btw it’s very “Beyond Good and Evil” in places…and that’s a bloody big compliment!

    Great stuff!

    Hope to see you at the next shindig!

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #14727

    Anonymous

    Hello Swissbum! Glad to see you took my advice and joined the forum. Hows barbies goes shopping going for ya?

  • #14729

    Anonymous

    Let’s not go there…:mad:

  • #14731

    Anonymous

    Hi guys.

    I’ve been browsing the site for a while with very few posts, so its time i changed that.

    My name is Eoin Carroll, I graduted from CS in GCD last year and spent a year working in a small IT consultancy as a Programmer/ Analyst. I have since left that job and I am now lecturering part time in GCD. which I hope will give my enough time to learn C++ (It was a Java based course) and decide how I should try and enter the industry.

    The whole real-time/game programming stuff is a bit new, bit i’ll give a good run at it to get up to speed.

  • #15070

    Anonymous

    Hey Gang!

    Just found y’all. I’m a veteran C++ programmer studying online at Gameversity

    I’m looking for work. DX8.1 – 9.0 – No problem!

    I use 3DSMAx for modelling and Paint Shop Pro for 2D stuff.

    GeekyMonkey

    Geeky Monkey

  • #15293

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    Micheal Colhoun here. I’ve been involved in techie stuff all my life and moved from multimedia to gaming technology several years ago. Was involved with the setup of http://galway.net in the early days..back in 1994 would you believe!..and I’m proud to say it’s still running strong…although for me it’s now a venture of the past.

    Glad to introduce my self to you all, and look forward to meeting many of you in the near future.

    At the moment, my team and I are working on a Virtual Reality Teleworking Communities software platform called ViRTeCo, not to be confused with U2’s recent single :D

    It’s early stage startup, with a long way to go, and I’m a very open to people’s ideas and beliefs about the way things will go in the future….

    Have fun, and hopefullly meet you soon maybe at the next shindig in Galway.

    Oh, we will have a web site soon.
    http://www.virteco.net but don’t go there yet…. (yes I know :p )

  • #16761

    Anonymous
  • #17864

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    time I dropped in here and introduced myself.
    My name is Robert Allen, I have a cert in applied computing and a Diploma in IT. I spent 6 years in an E-Learning company in Limerick, programming in ASP, VB and performing “software support” functions.
    Currently I am in the first year of the video games development course in Carlow IT.
    Its great to be here !

    Robert.

  • #17865

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    time I dropped in here and introduced myself.
    My name is Robert Allen, I have a cert in applied computing and a Diploma in IT. I spent 6 years in an E-Learning company in Limerick, programming in ASP, VB and performing “software support” functions.
    Currently I am in the first year of the video games development course in Carlow IT.
    Its great to be here !

    Robert.

  • #18750

    Anonymous

    Hi

    My name is Bernard ward and im 22 years old from Derry

    last year i was doing the ICE course at NWIFHE in Derry. on successful completion of the course there has been an incubation centre set up and so the Phooka Entertainment was formed.

    ive quite taken to level editing creating maps using GTK radiant and doom edit. also created maps and ran them in the Torc engine. which looks pretty cool.

    i also do some sound recording and use packages such as pro tools, acid reason etc.

    so far Phooka is going really well, weve quite a talented team

  • #18755

    Anonymous

    Nice to get an official introduction, Bernard. How’s the NI project going at Phooka? Would be good to get some info on the game, even some screenshots if your team is ready to release them. :)

  • #18757

    Anonymous

    Yes, that would be excellent al right.
    Not wanting to put pressure on you guys or anything :)

  • #18760

    Anonymous

    Hi

    Prob not ready to release any screenshots yet. weve just finished pre production on our NI game, so not much worth showing at the minute. dont worry though yous will be the first to see any screenshots

    ;)

  • #19417

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    I’ve just recently moved back to Dublin from the UK. I’ve been living in Liverpool for three years as a concept artist for Magenta Software ( http://www.magentasoftware.com ). I’m 26 years old. Originally from Dublin.
    I heard about GD through a friend, Barry Keegan ( http://www.barrykeegan.com). Anyway hopefully i will be going to the birthday bash this coming friday and I’ll meet some of you guys there!

    Good Luck

    http://www.stephen-oconnor.com

    ps; oh yeah before i forget, my cgchat comp entry: http://www.cgchat.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=21596

  • #19425

    Anonymous

    Hi Stephen,

    love your work. Hopefully I can get a chance to chat to you and Barry at the do…

    Feel free to check out my own concept work, if you’re interested…

    http://www.boadle.com

  • #19427

    Anonymous
  • #19439

    Anonymous

    Stephen O Connor! I don’t fuckin’ believe it! Remember me from CHND1 in Ballyfermot, Peter Mc Nally? And James Stacey and Aaron Hegarty and Paddy and all? Good to see you popping up on the boards here, I wondered what happened to you when we all went our seperate ways. If you’re going to the piss-up on Friday meself and Aaron will be there, it’ll be gas to catch up. Still hiding out in the attic with those mags??!!

  • #19445

    Anonymous

    omg LOL hey Pete! Good to hear from you… this is a real blast from the past.
    Still hiding with the mags! lol
    Are you still in touch with James Stacey and all!?
    Are you going to GD’s 2nd birthday bash?

  • #19446

    Anonymous

    Yeah check your email mate

  • #19449

    Anonymous

    Hey Ste,
    Hows things mate, Long time no see, how ya gettin on :) I couldnt believe when Pete said who’d popped up!! Lookin forward to seein ya on friday, it gonna be some crack :D

  • #19450

    Anonymous

    This is like the good auld days of Cilla’s “Suprise, Suprise”

    :D

  • #19451

    Anonymous

    lol hi man,
    It could turn into a bit of a college reunion!
    Thats all good though! See you on friday!

    __________

    http://www.stephen-oconnor.com

  • #20383

    Anonymous

    hey all

    I’m from County Clare, currently living in Hull, East Yorkshire. Have a BEng in Computer Engineering from UL and am a completed dissertation away from an MSc in Games Programming from the University of Hull.

    I’m a C++ fetishist with a love of object orientation and software engineering despite a hardware background. Current projects include: MSc Dissertation (fancy Steering Behaviour implementation in C++); loads of fun with GLSL and HLSL shaders; and an Asteroids reversion using a modern physics engine.

    Ended up surfing in here because my mother nags me about getting a job in Ireland every time she calls ;), and because the site showed up on a google search while I was looking for background info for a Dare to be Digital entry (preparing for the interviews in the Yorkshire area in a fortnight’s time).

    Great to see that there’s some game development going on in Ireland, could be handy if/when I decide to return.

    gus

  • #20512

    Anonymous

    Welcome to the boards Gus :)

  • #20516

    Anonymous

    welcome there gus, surprise you didnt find this place before. its the hots spot for irish game dev ;)

  • #20801

    Anonymous

    I know I don’t post here often but I will now because the new layout looks great.

    My name is Anthony Mc Fadden (another ICE member) and the victim of much of r_mc_gowan’s bullying :P

    I don’t know what my real strength is just yet, it should emerge soon but I think I am a creative guy (ideas, concepts etc most of which Richard shot down :? don’t worry this wont be a Richard bashing post) but hoping that I can develop a strength in another area (hopefully programming, mmm lovely code :P ).

    See you soon.

  • #21778

    Anonymous

    Hi,
    My name is Peter Mc Quilkin. I am 18 years old. I am currently a student on the HNC ICE course here in Derry.

    I love the fact that i am creating computer games here on the course (although i love playing them even more) and i do hope i stay on and hopefully get into the incubator project next year to continue making games.

    At this moment in time i have taken a liking for 3d modelling of characters and levels. I love working with Photoshop and 3d studio max.

  • #22002

    Anonymous

    Great to have new folk onboard – hi ICE guys ! :)

  • #22833

    Anonymous
  • #22834

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    hi Matt..good to have you on board…come along to the shindig if you can on July 22nd and introduce yourself…and if you are looking to do some writing about games just drop me a PM. we are always looking for more contributors here on gd.ie…

    Aphra.

  • #22836

    Anonymous

    Cool! Loads of new people for us to haze….erm, I mean welcome! ;)

    Hope to see you all soon.

  • #22837

    Anonymous

    I always enjoy a social gathering, especially when there is a drink or three involved. Hopefully see you all July 22nd then! :)

  • #23547

    Anonymous

    Hi my name is conor and i’m a 21 year old 3/4th year Busines Info systems student in CIT. I have always wanted to get into the games industry and i wish i had seen this place before i filled out my CAO.

    I have had what might be called an unhealthy obsession with games and have been designing levels since Dark Forces II:Jedi knight. thought admittedly they weren’t great and i haven’t done anything in the past 3 years, stupid college work.

    Right now i am just looking at what i can do next and this place has given me alot to think about. Looks like another 4 years of college for me i think but its all for a worthy cause

  • #23948

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    I’m an undergrad currently heading into 4th year computer systems in UL. The plan is to get into the games industry, the plan is also to make stacks of money but games industry will do as a shortterm goal.

  • #23964

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    About time I introduced myself officially I guess. My name is Niamh Breslin and I’m now the PR & Marketing Manager for StarCave Studios in Galway. I completed a degree in Computational Linguistics in DCU in 2002 and have also just completed my masters in Marketing & Management from NUI Galway this year. In the middle 2 years between educations I spent time working (and playing!) in Africa, Asia and India. Most of that was with the software localisation company Lionbridge Technologies.

    I’m really enjoying learning about the games industry and have found this site an invaluable resource so far. I’m not a massive gamer or anything like that :oops: but I do have the odd moment! My real vices would be boarding and golf, kinda the out-doorsy type – but I’m open to conversion :)

    Hope to get to meet some of you at some shindig sometime in the future (or you could all come West instead!)

    Niamh

  • #23978

    Anonymous

    Well seeing as everyone seems to be doing it!

    I’m Anthony, graduated from CA last year, currently working in a non-games related job to pay for some travelling and an MSc in AI for next year.

    The majority of my experience is j2me and j2se (i know, that’s not real game coding! :lol: ), but working on Win32 and Directx…i’m more into games with cool AI than anything else (or atleast that’s my excuse for my dodgy “graphics”)

    I got a sniff of the wonderful games industry when i got down to the last two for an internship with upstartgames during my finals…didn’t get it, but
    i’ll be back!

    I should really spend more time on these boards…

  • #24114

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone,

    My name’s Eoghan Quigley – i’m graduate of the LUDO course from way back in ’98. After LUDO, i got a job in England in BlitzGames, where i was working for the past 6 years as lead animator. I’ve just returned to Ireland to join the team in StarCave over here in the Galway, & i’ve got to say, i’m glad to be back! :D

    It’s also very good to return to a much bigger & more developed industry here than when i left. Kudos to those who’ve been putting in all the work!

    You can check out the BlitzGames website to see some of the stuff i’ve worked on in the past.
    http://www.blitzgames.com/

    At StarCave, i’ll be helping finish off the projects currently in production, & starting work on the upcoming 14Tribes. Check out the GD.ie news articles on StarCave to see what’s happening out here:
    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/news/viewnews.php?article=220/

    so, no doubt i’ll catch up with you all around the forums & the dev scene here in Eire.

  • #24515

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone my name is Damien Murphy. Im new to this site

    I’m a Computer Applications student at Dublin City University in my 3rd year. I have worked with and studied J2ME, J2SE, JDBC, C, C++ using Borland J-Builder, Visual Studios and NetBeans i have also done some Audio/Video editing, 3D Graphics rendering using TrueSpace4,5 and have been working on Mobile programming using J2SE in my spare time along with some socket and Bluetooth programming over the summer. I have done web design using HTML, CSS, JavaScript and developed online Applets.

    I will be doing my INTRA in the coming year and will be seeking inployment for 6 months from April-October 2006 I am a bright young student and hope to excell in the mobile gaming industry and into other fields of intrest and exploration.

    My website: http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~damo/index2.html

  • #24678

    Anonymous

    Maybe I should post a bit about me, I think.

    So hello, I am Philippe Jofresa, pleased to meet you :)
    Let’s see, I am an artist trapped in a programmer’s body. I think that sums it up quite nicely.

    if you just want my interests, skip to the bottom :-P

    I was born in France, a mere month after Karol Wojtyla became John Paul II. When I was 9 years old, my father who was then still a student working on his doctorate decided to bring home this… thing. It was called a Victor PC II, and on it were two programs that fascinated me almost immediately: one was called PaintBrush and the other Flight Simulator II. All I can remember is that it was all in green and black, and I fucking loved it.
    And so it was that my love for drawing and computers started, never to be crushed, so far.
    Over the years, and to keep it short, I discovered board games, roleplaying games, miniature painting, the Fine Arts, all the while continuing my education on the Scientist trail, and generally becoming a good programmer, although a chaotic one, I am sure my teachers would say.

    In 1998, after two years of Telecom and Networks, I am working at an ISP in my part of France, testing ADSL (still experimental technology at the time) and Satellite transmission…downloading all the porn I can get my hands on, for the sake of testing the bandwidth :wink:, programming for my employer using a brand new technology called Server Side Scripting (oooh…) and generally wondering why on Earth I ever listened to my parents, and didn’t do the Fine Arts as I could have :roll:
    Then they tell me I am young to start working, so maybe I should go study abroad for a while.

    And so I end up here, in Letterkenny. Just when I thought I couldn’t live in a more God forsaken place than my little town in the Alps, God decides to show me how wrong I was…
    During the last 7 years, I have mostly enjoyed my time here, generally being a waster as I have always been, wondering where all the good food went, and my mountains, wondering why oh why it never snows, yet it’s so freaking cold. Oh, and drinking.
    Now I go home and my friends who had never seen me drink or dance look at me with wild eyes as I quietly sip my huge pint.
    They all think I am an alcoholic :oops:

    Ah well, I don’t care, I have learned to love this place. It has given me a social life, great friends, and I have discovered just how much I love teaching.
    -I still program : in fact, ATM I am back doing the same kind of shite I was doing 8 years ago… PHP and CSS and Javascript on Apache.
    -I still draw and paint : miniatures using my triple-0, various sketches with my trusty pencils, and posters and other stuff on Photoshop using my wonderful graphic tablet (which I had been dreaming about since I was 12). Funnily, I haven’t done much 3D since they released Max (used to do POVRay, 3DS and Bryce), nor have I used much of Painter since I have my tablet (go figure).
    -I still play way too many games:
    I doubt most of the roleplaying games I have would mean anything to you, but my latests purchases include the new World of Darkness, the Transhuman Space setting, the complete Warcraft RPG.
    Latest board games include the excellent Citadels, the hilarious Munchkin and the fabulous Pirates of the Spanish Main.
    Card games, again, so many of them… let’s put it this way, I play since The Dark.

    Well, I love gaming, and computer gaming, for me, is only the insipid, uninspired and overindustrialised top of the iceberg. I think that sums hope my love of gaming quite nicely.

    So anyway, that’s me. Mostly :roll:.

    Oh, one more thing, I tend to write lots. I mean, really.
    If you ever visit GameDev.Net I am “ahw”, there.

    Philippe

  • #24682

    Anonymous

    oops gave the wrong web link!!

    http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~damo/home.html

    thats my website sorry for the broken link not that its nething special but better to be right than wrong

  • #24744

    Anonymous

    I can’t believe it I have been a member here for nearly two years and I haven’t even introduced myself, How Rude!
    Anyways, some of you guys know me already, but here it is for those who don’t.

    My name is Rich Allen and I am a graphics/tools programmer. A graduate of BSc Computer Science at UU in Coleraine. I specialized in graphics for my final year project and created a Normal Mapper for lo/hires ase models, at the mo I am working on improving said mapper and also doing some work on creating tools for shaders, scripting and bits n’ pieces.

    My interests are games, linux…mmm…penguins, ahem, drinking copious amounts of the ole java bean, flash dabbling, writing mutliplayer games, and as I am a total geek, I absolutely love my old palm III with the obligatory copy of neuromancer and of course conspiracy theories, moon landing my arse :D

  • #24923

    Anonymous

    My name is Brad Reardon, your newest member around here. I am currently in the US Marine Corps stationed in Hawaii, USA. I will be going to the University of Advancing Technology in Tempe, Arizona come this spring. My major will be Game Programming. I kinda tripped upon this site while looking for gaming jobs abroad. My wife and I took our honeymoon in Ireland, and did the trip around the country kind of thing. We fell in love with the place and the people, mostly because the general population is much cooler and more intelligent than the stupid Americans I am used to. Anyway glad to be on board and it looks like a good place you guys have here. Hopefully I will have something to add.

  • #25041

    Anonymous

    Suppose i really should put something in here as well :D

    Name’s John i’m 23 and network admin(i know the shame, though this is starting to sound abit like the AA) currently working for an unmentionable semi state body. Ive been hanging around this forum for over 6 months never posting just giggling incessantly in work!!! Next up is hopefully quitting everything here and heading off to do one of these nice shiny game dev degree’s, Carlow looking the most likely at the moment but thats another few months down the line.

  • #25110

    Anonymous
  • #25424

    Anonymous

    Hullo to one n all
    My name is Daniel Potter, I live in letterkenny Co Donegal and I am just starting a research msc in Artificial agents and game design at L.Y.I.T (so I will probobly be wrecking your heads for the next 2 years over these boards). And I have completed a Bsc in applied computing at the above institute. And I am at the moment sitting in a freezing cold room where the rain is leaking thru the window.
    I really enjoy games and game programming/developement and looking forward to creating something quite insane and unique (or just daft) with the msc opportunity I have. I have made 2 games to date and they where for projects through the college 3rd and final years (pac-man clone and a networking battleships game) and would like to get some experience in a team enviroment developing games.
    I love all things nintendo (god bless innovation, keeps sony with ideas to copy) and hate all things sony (how did they think of that??, thats right they copied it). And am currently obsessed with warhammer dawn of war and half life 2 games for the PC (orks,orks,orks,orks).

    Toodles

  • #25430

    Anonymous

    Well, Daniel, assuming we are not in the same class (I kinda missed my first day :oops: ) I’ll be more than happy to help, given that this is the topic I studied for the last five years. OK, I didn’t finish the MSc, because it’s bloody difficult to do that when nobody seems to give a shit, but in this case, I think maybe things have changed a bit, and anyway, I’ll be around so feel free to ask.

    Philippe

  • #25854

    Anonymous

    Hi all. My name is Solid Snake and Im here to infiltrate this joint.

    Well not really, but Im a games student and need a place of infulence and guidence to hang out in. If you guys know of any give me a shout, but until then this place will have to do. :P

  • #25962

    Anonymous

    Well, that’s nice, I hope you enjoy the course, I dunno about the first years, but here in MSc, I’m really delighted with the way things are going :)

    Oh, and since you are looking for “guidance and influence”, here is my first bit of advice:
    yes we have really nice machines, and it would be a shame not to use them to their full potential, but use headphones. Just because I happen to like some of the music I hear coming out of the speakers, doesn’t mean other people want to listen to it. For that matter, I don’t really want to hear other people playing Counterstrike while I am trying to finish my assignments (I’d rather be joining the game to teach you a lesson, in fact).
    So get headphones, or turn off the sound. It’s basic good manners.

    And you can spread the word to your fellow students. I know I sound harsh, but honestly, I have spent the last 7 years hearing morons playing bad music loud while 20 people were trying to actually get some work done, all staring at each other wondering what to say. So if you guys can learn how to behave from the get go, I’m willing to pass for an asshole for it :P

    Cheers

  • #25994

    Anonymous

    Oh, and since you are looking for “guidance and influence”, here is my first bit of advice:
    yes we have really nice machines, and it would be a shame not to use them to their full potential, but use headphones. Just because I happen to like some of the music I hear coming out of the speakers, doesn’t mean other people want to listen to it. For that matter, I don’t really want to hear other people playing Counterstrike while I am trying to finish my assignments (I’d rather be joining the game to teach you a lesson, in fact).
    So get headphones, or turn off the sound. It’s basic good manners.

    And you can spread the word to your fellow students. I know I sound harsh, but honestly, I have spent the last 7 years hearing morons playing bad music loud while 20 people were trying to actually get some work done, all staring at each other wondering what to say. So if you guys can learn how to behave from the get go, I’m willing to pass for an asshole for it :P

    Cheers[/quote:350ac903d2]

    The room can get a bit out of hand but I never have and never will listen to music on those computers. For some reason listening to music through a computer has never interested me, and for CS I always use the same machine which for some reason doesnt play sound anyway, but the rest of the guys are all wearing headphones now so you’ll be able to work in peace.

    And those machines are pretty shite anyway. The drivers are out of date and the machine itself isnt running as fast as it could be.

  • #26510

    Anonymous

    Hi y’a’ll,

    I’m Emer and I joined Starcave’s Marketing team about 2 months ago… I know I have been delaying my intro :( Well… I am a little bit shy :wink: well now that I have summoned all my guts, I would just like to say *hello* :)

  • #26578

    Anonymous

    i’d thought i might aswell introduce myself properly. my name is richard mc gowan, and im currently enrolled in the new incubation centre in nwifhe in co.derry. Last year, i studied on the ICE course, also in nwifhe. i was also on the Northern ireland entry into the dare to be digital competition the summer gone past. i have a vast interest in all areas of game development, especially 3d modelling and rendering. :D

  • #26699

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    About time i got around to introducing myself i think. My name is PJ O Halloran and i hail from Cork. Ive just finished a degree in computer systems in UL this year and currently i am working at a research masters for UCC in a totally non gaming related area (Combinatorial Auctions and Risk Management) although It will help develop my software development skills.

    I am planning to go to Abertay Dundee or Hull next year to do a masters in computer games technology. Hope to get employment as a computer games programmer in the next 2-3 years in the UK or Ireland.

    Favourite games are Football Manager, Metal Gear Solid 1 & 3, and all of the Broken Sword series.

    Talk to ye on the boards when i get a chance!

  • #27840

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I’m Mark, a 20 year old Uni student from Co.Armagh ,Northern Ireland.
    At the moment i’m in second year of a degree course for ‘Business studies with computing’.
    During my spare time, i’m actively involved in the running of Ireland’s major Xbox community site, http://www.xboxireland.com
    Hobbies of mine include gaming,watching movies,listening to music and going for a pint.

    Nice forum here and I hope to stick around :)

  • #27843

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    About time i got around to introducing myself i think. My name is PJ O Halloran and i hail from Cork. Ive just finished a degree in computer systems in UL this year and currently i am working at a research masters for UCC in a totally non gaming related area (Combinatorial Auctions and Risk Management) although It will help develop my software development skills.

    I am planning to go to Abertay Dundee or Hull next year to do a masters in computer games technology. Hope to get employment as a computer games programmer in the next 2-3 years in the UK or Ireland.

    Favourite games are Football Manager, Metal Gear Solid 1 & 3, and all of the Broken Sword series.

    Talk to ye on the boards when i get a chance![/quote:62c9997032]

    How tricks pj, good to have ya on board. Alan cracking the whip with ye these days :)

  • #27895

    Anonymous

    Welcome Mark, good to have another fellow notherner on the boards

  • #27901

    Anonymous

    Good to be here :)

    I only know of 3 other Derry lads from our forum.

  • #28123

    Anonymous

    How tricks pj, good to have ya on board. Alan cracking the whip with ye these days[/quote:0b59ddd50f]

    Things are good Peter. Yes, he sure is cracking the whip, so much so its taken me a week to notice this post.

    :) Not really of course. How about yourself man? Whats it like to be finally in this games industry, worth the effort?

  • #28124

    Anonymous

    Hey im Stu.
    Im 21. I am currently trying to get my own audio company started. Ive finished a course in audio recording and composition and then also a course in game development here in derry. Thats about all i have so far but i am currently working on some sample stuff thats not my assignment work for the courses! Have to get out of the student way of life now…………………..DAMMIT!

  • #28125

    Anonymous

    hey Stu, welcome to the boards dude! :D

  • #28127

    Anonymous

    How tricks pj, good to have ya on board. Alan cracking the whip with ye these days[/quote:10e249a4e0]

    Things are good Peter. Yes, he sure is cracking the whip, so much so its taken me a week to notice this post.

    :) Not really of course. How about yourself man? Whats it like to be finally in this games industry, worth the effort?[/quote:10e249a4e0]

    haha, make sure now he takes the lot of ye there out for pints for christmas. least he can do.haha.
    well id be lying if i said it was fan-fucking-tastic… get to develop for hardware no one will get for a while :)

  • #28299

    Anonymous

    ‘Sup people?

    I am Destructor!!! (WARG!!), um… fear me. And such.

    I am a friend of fellow forumite Y2Kprawn, whose ascerbic witticisms I’m sure you’re all familiar with.

    Happy to be among you, and em… RED SOX RULE!

    …Perhaps.

  • #28300

    Anonymous

    Welcome, may I prescribe you any medication?

  • #28435

    Anonymous

    Hi…I’m involved in a games company with operations in Europe and Asia.

  • #28440

    Anonymous

    Do you have a name? :) And whats the company?

  • #28449

    Anonymous

    I’m another Dave. I’d like to keep the company low profile for the moment if thats ok :wink:

  • #28450

    Anonymous

    I’m another Dave. I’d like to keep the company low profile for the moment if thats ok :wink:[/quote:d7537a9fe5]
    Thats ok. As long as you are from Limerick and inspired by games like GTA, we’re definately not going to push it too far :)

    Dave

  • #28452

    Anonymous

    lol

  • #28455

    Anonymous

    D’oh! You rumbled him Dave!

  • #28482

    Anonymous

    Yeah you have me pretty well figured out…I’m working on a top secret MMORPG set in Limerick and inspired by GTA. Looking for a title though, might have trouble with “GTA Limerick Online”. Any ideas?

  • #28483

    Anonymous

    I thought most people wanted to get out of Limerick can’t imagine why they’d wanna play in a virtual one…. suppose at least they can tell themselves it’s virtual….

  • #28486

    Anonymous

    Yeah you have me pretty well figured out…I’m working on a top secret MMORPG set in Limerick and inspired by GTA. Looking for a title though, might have trouble with “GTA Limerick Online”. Any ideas?[/quote:3aa8fd33e8]

    Stab City

  • #28490

    Anonymous

    Since this is the introductions thread…

    Knife to know you…

  • #28494

    Anonymous

    “City Of Stabbers” might cause trouble!

  • #28503

    Anonymous

    Hi…I’m involved in a games company with operations in Europe and Asia.[/quote:c20c7e106c]

    how come? you want to keep a low profile? are they planning or investigating into making a move to the irish shores?

  • #28577

    Anonymous

    Hmm might as well introduce myself, names Kyle, age 18 and i’m from N.Ireland.

    Program in VB, C++, Java been programming for last 3/4years. Only big thing i’ve done soo far is created a health and safety game that didn’t even get published, ah so much time wasted on that project. oh yea also learning Discreets 3ds max 7.0. I prefer the old arcade classic games, hence why i’m not too into graphics any more. “I prefer gameplay to graphics” hmm off on my next wee project.

    *rants on some more* :arrow: Not to bore you folks too much here so i’ll keep it short heh. Decided to become an Indie Developer after a brief encounter of what it’s like to work with… well lets just say not too reliable people.

    :roll: must stop typing now… argh…

  • #28578

    Anonymous

    hey sephiro, were bots u from??

  • #28579

    Anonymous

    heh, as i said N.Ireland but to be more specific i’m from Limavady a small town in the middle of no where.. :P with more pubs than shops i believe

  • #28581

    Anonymous

    Welcome to gd.ie :)

    (btw – I grew up in Limavady as thats where one side of my family is from.)

  • #28657

    Anonymous

    Hey, I’m Jonathan.
    I’m 16, from Mullingar in Westmeath.
    I want to be a programmer, but know (…) nothing. Would love if you could point me in the right way btw :wink:
    Yeah… I live in the country, and so forth. Nice to meet you.

  • #28658

    Anonymous

    hmm hint for ye ;)

    I got a book ahmm.. “Sam’s teach yourself C++ in 24 hours” which took more than a month to learn :roll:

    i’d actually suggest learning something like Visual Basics first to get a mind-set for programming.

    then slowly move onward to using game engines such as Game Maker, Dark Basic, Havok blah blah…. i’m quite new myself only advise i could give is don’t give up if u cannot get something to work :wink:

  • #28762

    Anonymous

    hi my name is shane

    i live in the north of leitrim and am doing my last year in A levels and hopefully going to university after the summer.

    i am intrested in doing animation and 3D modelling if anybody can give me any tips i will be greatful.

  • #28763

    Anonymous

    *gets teary eyed*

    If I had it to do over again I’d go to Ballyfermot after I did the leaving cert. So I’d say go there if your interested in animation.

    (A-levels wtf…your in leitrim right? :D)

  • #28771

    Anonymous

    (A-levels wtf…your in leitrim right?)[/quote:4de5650e68]
    I was thinking the same thing. If he’s in the north of Leitrim, then perhaps he hops across the border to school in the mornings. I believe a few people in Donegal do it too.

  • #28817

    Anonymous

    yeah your right. i live only a mile or two from the border and its beside fermanagh. i went to secondary school. in fermanagh and now i am nearly done my A- levels which i am doing in Enniskillen. yeah a good few people cross the border the biggest problem for me is that i have to get up at half six in the morning and get the bus at ten past seven. i am not really a morning person especially when it’s pitch dark and knowing that nearly everybody else is still asleep.

  • #28933

    Anonymous

    Hey guys,

    My name is Jon, im a Computer Science Graduate (DCU) with a post-grad in Multimedia (Trinity). I have worked in the games industry as a Tester, but have since left. I am looking to get back into the industry as a developer. The day job is breaking my heart.

    Pretty diverse background, but its mainly C++ / OpenGL. Currently having a lot of fun / frustration with J2ME and mobile games.

  • #28936

    Anonymous

    Hey.

    I’m a graduate of UL’s Computer Systems course as of 2004. I’ve been playing around with games, i have made two J2ME games, A browser based strategy game in php/Mysql and i’m thinking of using Flash for the next while. [sick to the back teeth of PHP and J2ME at this point]

    I’m trying to get into Games development, but i’m a bit lost as to where to go, and what to do.

  • #29534

    Anonymous

    Hello

    I’m 17

    (It all starts here……hopefully)

    I got here from gamesindustry.biz and because the edge forums are closed for unexplained reasons.

    What I did notice one day when watching a documentary on computer games about two months ago, was that every second one of the people interviewed had the remains of an irish accent and an irish second name.I wonder what the percentae of irish people working in england in the games industry actually is? any ideas?[/quote:3ba4bb0a05]

    wow that was me….. that is so weird :?

    I knew I had posted here before but…… wow its so freaky reading a post from three years ago. I would have been doing my leaving cert then.

    Anyway the name is as above. 20 currently. Studying Mathematical Sciences in UCC. chair of Netsoc and the Greens. hope to (realistically) either get into graphics programming or become a producer. got a long time left in college so that’s all ages away. hope to make Netsoc an IGDA student chapter.

    Did I mention I’m boring?

  • #30069

    Anonymous

    Hi All,
    My name is Damien. I’ve been a lurker around these parts for ages, but I’ve now reregistered, and hopefully might get more involved this time!
    I’m doing my Ph.D at NUI, Maynooth. The core of this research examines the effects of network latencies on the performance of Networked Virtual Environments.
    Anyways, chat to you all soon!
    Damien

  • #30071

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome Daymo…nice to have a fellow ‘maynoother’ on the boards..

    Aphra.

  • #30076

    Anonymous

    Maynooth – Wheres that? Suburb of Dublin is it?

    *I’ll get me coat*

    Welcome Daymo!

  • #30085

    Anonymous

    Yeah, just outside Dublin. It’s a small town – population doubles when all the students show up!

    By the way, Aphra, it’s “Maynoothonian”…. :roll: ….these blow-ins think they know it all :D

  • #30425

    Anonymous

    Hi all

    My name’s Alick. i’m approaching the end of my final year studying Computer Games Programming at Teesside university over in England. I’m from Co. Armagh though.

    I’m 22, for my placement year i was QA working on Driv3r and was introduced to the wonderful concept of crunch time, which gets worse when thegame is delayed by 6 months and the crunch time lasts that long again :(

    had a few offers over here for when i graduate but I haven’t seen many Irish companies so I came across this site whilst doing research for that.

    I program in DirectX and OpenGL in C++. i do some graphical stuff (my dissertation is on Real-Time Facial Animation from a static input image) but i like doing general game engine work and physics coding as wellnot too fond of the low-level graphical stuff like render engines and shit though.

    anyway yeah that’s me, bonjour

  • #30428

    Anonymous

    Welcome Alick, did you know a chap named Paul Radcliffe when you were at Reflections?

  • #30430

    Anonymous

    hiya, cheers for the welcome :D can’t say i knew him though sorry

  • #30492

    Anonymous

    Hi my name is steve iv just compleated the LUDO course in BCFE. im currently working in GAME in the square tallght (if you get to know me well enough you might get discounts :wink: ) huge games fan.

  • #30517

    Anonymous

    hey guys and gals. I just finished my LUDO course in ballyfermot college and really enjoyed my time there. Iv been a huge games fan for many many years now and hope to presue a career in the games industry. So i would like just to say HELLO to all you guys and hope to create strong bonds with fellow gamers. If anyone wants to get to know me or just have a chat catch me on msn: steve_skittles@hotmail.com. i look forward to getting to know you all Smile

  • #30524

    Anonymous

    Welcome, Steve.

    Working in a game store will give you a good bit of experience. Do you plan to work there for much longer or are you actively trying to find an industry job? By the way, what area of game development are you looking to go into?

  • #30525

    Anonymous

    Steve I hear quite a few ex-ludo grads go to work for RARE, might be worth chucking a c.v. in.

  • #30527

    Anonymous

    yeah i heard that too!!! im going to keep studying for a while and look for a job!!

  • #30528

    Anonymous

    Welcome, Steve.

    Working in a game store will give you a good bit of experience. Do you plan to work there for much longer or are you actively trying to find an industry job? By the way, what area of game development are you looking to go into?[/quote:0bb809ddae]
    well now that iv finished the LUDO course im going to take a year out to get some money up!! the ill go back to do maybe the next two years in the HND course. but no at the moment i am not looking for a industry job, like i would love to get one but i just dont know where to look. as for what sector id like to work in well i would like to be a level designer and director, i see myself as an idea man but im trying to work on my moddeling skills too

  • #31033

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I am interested to know how I can get involved in the games industry. I am currently a 3d charater animator in Berlin.

    I want to know what oppertiunities is there for me in the games industry.

  • #32223

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone, my name is Brian Lelas, I’m just finished the two year HND in Computer Games Design in Ballyfermot and am currently in Abertay University, Dundee, taking part in Dare To Be Digital 2006 as Level Designer, Script Writer and Audio Guy.

    I’ve used programs like 3DsMAX, Adobe Photoshop, Sony Sound Forge for two years, have been writing scripts in many different forms for years and have been playing games since as far back as I can remember…

  • #32225

    Anonymous

    Hi All,
    My name is Aaron Collum, I have recently graduated from the CgHnd course in Ballyfermot previous to which I completed the LUDo course.
    Awarded a wonderfull opportunity becasue I’m now the lead Modeller and character animator for our team in the Dare to be Digital competition here in Dundee. Looking forward to learning some new skills here and well, maybe even getting a shot at full time employment in the industry some time soon.

  • #32226

    Anonymous

    Welcome lads!

  • #32229

    Anonymous

    What happened to Kaiser_Soze Aaron???

  • #32231

    Anonymous

    Kaiser met an untimely death, involving a blender and a leaky tap…. sad day I can tell you! hope alls well man, looking forward to september?

  • #32232

    Anonymous

    Kaiser met an untimely death, involving a blender and a leaky tap…. sad day I can tell you! [/quote:4a84a1b0df]LOL

    oooh, looks like we have a new contender for the Humour Award!

  • #32233

    Anonymous

    Lo all, been here a while but im far too shy to be introducing myself but sure here goes. Im another member of the Dare team Enduring Fragments. Im Austin anyway, attended ballyfermot doin ludo with “The Artist Formerly Known As Kaiser” and nooptical then went on to the HND which we finished just last month. Meself, ive been gaming since i can remember. Love modelling, prob me fave pastime apart from playing WoW *coughs*. Another p[assion is the guitar but then i think im a superstar due to the very large distortion knob on my amp. Apart from that aint much more goin on with me apart from work work work.

  • #32239

    Anonymous

    A quick and untimely introduction.
    I am from Ballyfermot College of Further Education CGHND1. My skills are primarily focused on the 2D-side of things, although I have been trained to do sound, programming and 3D as well. Not sure what else to post for the time being – so I’ll just leave it at is that perhaps come back to it later.
    Pleasure to meet you all. :wink:

  • #32246

    Anonymous

    Welcome people

  • #32295

    Anonymous
  • #32298

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hi shiv

    welcome to the boards and yes indeed animators are needed in the industry..

    there are a few folk around interested in narrative and interactivity so feel free to post questions and see if we can get them going on that. Also see the thread on game studies books under the education, training, jobs topic which has some links to recent books in the area.

    Aphra.

  • #32299

    Anonymous
  • #32300

    Anonymous

    Thanks aphra, I had a look at that list and I think it will be very useful. I have a few books on game theory and there’s a good bit of coverage on what I’m interested in, but I could always use more material.

    I would actually like to look into learning a little basic programming at some point, just for fun peter. All I’ve ever done is playing with hex editors and html when I was a kid, but I’ve recently been thinking some basic flash stuff could be fun. Other than that I think programming would be too much for me outside doing a proper course and if i ever do that it will be far in the future. I don’t want to be stuck in college for ever O_O

  • #32301

    Anonymous

    All I’ve ever done is playing with hex editors and html when I was a kid.[/quote:de60f48873]

    As you do ;)

    Nahjust kiddin, what i’d recommend if you wanna try a bit of simple games programming, is get dark basic. Simple google search will find you it. Making games with it is a snap and its designed for newbie programmers who want to experiment with game ideas, but dont have full programming knowledge. Reckon in a weekend you could bang together a demo quite easily..

    Flash is also a nifty resource, plenty of tutorials etc for it. so best of luck.

  • #33060

    Anonymous

    ‘ello all.

    I be krudd (aka Geoff) … from reading a few of the last (and most recent) posts I seem to be the only person not coming from balliers!!

    Suppose when I wanted to get into games I should of been programming and modding when I was in me nappies (though that wasn’t all that long ago)

    Anyways I’m in ITB, the hub of the Irish Gaming Industry…or not. We do have the graphics and gaming research group and they do stuff. I don’t talk to them, they forget who I am. It’s a win win situation. Anyways yes I LOVE to program and just make stupid little java games for my phone and what not. Since java is the language I learn in college it’s easy for me to make them. Been getting books on C++ and C# lately with the hope of trying to make some mods on something but never get anywhere. The XNA Framework (express…..student power) looks like it might be fun.

    Anyways I’m trying to get into the games industry because I played a game once and I loved it. …..where is this going? Who knows….enjoy!

    Oh yes….going into 3rd year of my degree! Dying to get back….summer web work sucks!!

  • #33067

    Anonymous

    ITB ?

  • #33068

    Anonymous

    The IT in Blanchardstown.

    Really goes to show how much of a well established college it is.

  • #33072

    Anonymous

    Us oldies living abroad don’t know the acronyms anymore :)

  • #33073

    Anonymous

    well it is the newest of the ITs so many people living here know about it.

    I signed up here a little while ago but never got around to actually posting. So I think I’ll just say Hello to all.

  • #33220

    Anonymous

    Hi anyone and everyone, the names Richard Sneyd. I’ve been looking at this site for about a year now, but this is my first post! like many of the people i’ve seen here, i did the ludo course in BCFE and loved it! I’m registering for the 2 year CGHND on september the first.

    I like programming, or atleast scripting languages. I also enjoy working with 3D max, Milkshape, Blender etc.. I’ve been messing around with Tourqe game engine, DarkBasic, etc.. aswell as course-taught software like 3D-Max, Photoshop, SoundForge and so on. I was hoping some of you with experience might be able to inform me on the state of the game industry in ireland, how much work there realy is, what fields most of the work is in etc.. apart from that i’d just like to say hello, and that i look forward to learning lots on these forums!

  • #33328

    Anonymous

    hey hows it going,

    i’m Paul aka eDen

    Studying computer science in ITB as well, in krudd’s class in fact! But unlike krudd I really dont want a future in just plain programming at all, I’m hoping to be an games artist or something along those lines. Was planning to do either art college or graphic design but ended up in computer science! So hopefully now I can mix the two

    I’ll probably end up switching to ballyfermot at the end of my 3rd year anyway to get going on that plan.

    I love using flash / photoshop and anything along those lines

    Gaming nut anyway, love everything i’ve heard so far about the industry and its definitely where i want to be at some stage!

  • #34537

    Anonymous

    Thought I might as well join this…

    I’m a fourth year computer science student in Trinity. I worked for Demonware over the summer (still pop in now and again). Ironically, I know very little about games. :)

  • #34525

    Anonymous

    Ironically, I know very little about games. :)[/quote:2a1ed38cc7]

    get out.

    :P

  • #34530

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    ah now Ivan, that is a bit mean.

    He can always learn!

    Aphra

  • #34531

    Anonymous

    Ironically, I know very little about games. :)[/quote:d52d866886]

    get out.

    :P[/quote:d52d866886]

    Gotta back him up there sorry Aphra.

    Out you get boss! Your barred! :P

  • #34528

    Anonymous

    Its only those console gamers. No social skills!

    Dave

  • #34866

    Anonymous

    Hello all!

    My name is James Hegarty, currently in my first year of the new computer game development degree at Ulster university, studying at the magee campus in Derry. Im 18, an avid console and pc gamer in my spare time and have been programming for around three years now, mainly in C/C++ but i’ve picked up a few other languages along the way. At the moment im getting to grips with modelling in Max and maya after having bought a book or two on general advice to follow, hoping to get a good footing in that.

    Well, short and sweet; thats all I can think of at the moment. I’ve been floating around the site for a while and was compelled to register and talk it up with the good folks here, anyway enough rambling!

  • #34870

    Anonymous

    Welcome James! :D

  • #34873

    Anonymous

    Posted several times but never introduced myself, Eddie here! Am currently doing the MSc in Computer Games Technology in University of Abertay, Dundee. Have previously completed a BSc in Computer Science in UCC. I would nearly classify myself as a casual gamer but am starting to recapture a dormant love of games that got lost somewhere along the way when I started to grow up and money started going elsewhere,gulp gulp :D Main interests in gaming would be AI and Physics(maths still poor enough though-am trying to get there!) but am still learning the basics of graphics and DirectX so thats the priority at the moment!

    Ed

  • #34876

    Anonymous

    Good to see u.c.c. is going to have produced a few more game developers 8)

  • #35048

    Anonymous

    Hi,
    Long time fan, first time poster :D
    My name is Patrick Lindstrom, I graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology with a computer science degree in 2006.

    My games related projects to date include my 4th year project on “Location Based gaming on Mobile Devices” and “Serious Gordon” (http://seriousgordon.blogspot.com/) a 10 week project commissioned by DIT to develop a serious game to teach health and safety in the kitchen using the Valve Source engine.

    I am currently working as a software developer in Dublin, mostly using Java.

  • #35053

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome along spuss – did I meet you at CGames by any chance?

    Aphra.

  • #35055

    Anonymous

    that was me alright. Was a very good event.

  • #35283

    Anonymous

    Hey all, my Name is Thomas, Im 17, still in Leaving Cert (And dreading it..) I’ve had an intrest in games development for a couple of years, most Ive ever done is a couple of maps for CounterStrike, and mods for The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, and the occasional short 2d RPG with the RPGMaker Xp program. Its not true games development, but I figured I should start small. I consider my self a moderate gamer, I play gmaes almost every day, usuallymultiplayer LAN with my friends Well, thats all I can think of for the moment.

  • #35935

    Anonymous

    hello everyone! 22 year old final year multimedia student in CIT and interested in getting some kind of work in game design field, whether it be digital or board based gaming. scratching my head over what to do.
    i enjoy sneezing and am mad interested in game design theory and the psychology of the whole thing. i must have a shower now cause i have a date. it’s nice and sunny outside. my head is wrecked as i just spent the last three days writing a nonsensical essay.
    hope everyone enjoys their weekend!

    i make great coffee!

  • #35936

    Anonymous

    Wow, that was… random. Well, welcome Jason!

  • #35942

    Anonymous

    Hello to you both :)

  • #37393

    Anonymous

    Just wanted to say that this thread is one of the most long-lasting things I’ve ever created. I am so proud.

  • #37396

    Anonymous

    It lives! Welcome back Boadle :p

  • #37397

    Anonymous

    I’m never far away. I’m watching you all.

  • #37764

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone. I am the lead programmer on the half-life modification Natural Selection. I’m 33 years old and have 12 years experience working as a programmer and designer in the Telecoms industry. I have had a keen interest in gaming for as long as I can remember and have dabbled in gaming technologies for years. I still play a lot of games, though not to the excessive levels I did when I was still in college. I heard about this site Sean Blanchfield when I met him at a convention at UL earlier in the year, and I’ve lurked here a bit since then.

  • #37768

    Anonymous

    Hey Natural Selection, I loved that mod! Used to play it alot a couple of years ago. Welcome to gd.ie!

  • #37771

    Anonymous

    Glad to hear you enjoyed it satchmo. I wasn’t on the team until version 3 development, but I’ve been playing it since the day it came out, and still am :D

  • #39351

    Anonymous

    Might be a necro but, I’ve joined. >_> Just thought I’d post here to let you guys know or such. I’m in 6th year now and likely going on to do game design in college. :D Hi guys, and Puzl. :P

  • #39352

    Anonymous

    puzl ya developin NS2 as well?

  • #39358

    Anonymous
  • #40731

    Anonymous

    Hey Everyone,
    My name’s Jason Coomey. I’m currently working as a graphic designer/sub editor/writer for the Voice newspaper group. It’s published in Kilkenny, Tallaght, Galway and Laois and each week I write a games article for the Kilkenny and Galway editions. They’re written to be fun and interesting and a break from the normal cliched video game coverage you’d see in printed publications.
    I come with a big question that’ll hopefully lead to cool stuff for some of us in the Irish gaming industry. I’m thinking that I can write articles about independently developed games created by people who visit this site, people in college and small gaming companies. People who don’t really have a PR agent to get their work out to the masses.
    If anybody thinks that they can contribute in some way that’d be great. I know I’m a newcomer to the site but I did sign up before until I realised that the development side of things wasn’t for me.
    I play guitar, do lots of writing, think too much and enjoy a good movie. I’m probably a bit too cynical but my approach is lighthearted enough. And I have time for people.
    I’ll start a thread based around my above idea in general discussion so as not to muck this one up.
    I look forward to hearing from every and anyone! This could be right cool!

  • #40736

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome…and we are always looking for people to contribute news and help with features here at gd.ie! just pm me…

    Aphra.

  • #41138

    Anonymous

    Hello World! I’ve been watching the forums for a while and thought I should finally register :)
    I’m finishing up my final year at DIT at the moment, doing a computer science degree specialising in games (I was one of those damnable students at the shindig :D).
    I’ve created a few simple games over the years, and tinkered and puttered a lot with games related technologies (physics middleware, sound and graphics apis, a lot of OpenGL). I’m currently working on a game engine with a Ruby interpreter, which I based my thesis on.

    I’m playing Deus Ex for the nth time :D

  • #41143

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome Baz..nice to have you on the forums.

    by the way some of the other college students put videos or examples of their work up on the web, sometimes on UTube, and put links here on the forums.

    You guys might like to consider doing that too, or putting up profiles on gd.ie and linking to your own webpages…

    after the exams of course :)

    Aphra.

  • #41366

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    Similar to Baz, I have been watching the forums for a while now and thought it was about time I registered

    I currently work for Oracle Software in the Marketing Department (not very exciting).

    A big interest of mine is video games and more recently game creation. I like to write background stories for games and general ideas. It never goes any further than that really. I also like to create websites. I have two in production at the moment, http://www.kandogamers.com and http://www.cbargames.com, more so done for personal satisfaction.
    I like visually stunning games like Assassins Creed or Guild Wars. Online games would be my real area of interest, like Guild Wars, or Battlefield

  • #41822

    Anonymous

    Hey All,

    Im currently working for the e-learning cluster at the semantic web research institute DERI. My current interests are Game Based Learning and im sure it will have a large impact of learning and practicing skills.

  • #41823

    Anonymous

    Welcome!

  • #41824

    Anonymous

    Welcome to all the new folk around here. Get posting and tell us a bit more about yeselves. 8)

  • #41955

    Anonymous

    hey i’m kinda new here in IGDA. anyway ny name is cheng n i just finished my 1st year in college. the course i’m doing is computer engineering n i dont really like it tat much :( i’m considering quitting because i really wanna study something related to game design/programming. i mean i wanna do something more focused on games. i really wanna make my own games 1 day n let people play them. so i’m seeking help here, can anyone point me in the right direction as where i should go n which college i should apply 2??? any advice is greatly appreciated!!

  • #41956

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hi Jinkazama

    Search the forums as this question has been asked a lot before. Look under courses for a list of current game related courses in Ireland. You may be able to transfer to another course in your current institution if your grades are good enough.

    Aphra.

  • #41960

    Anonymous

    oh ok my bad, thanks anyway ^^

  • #42212

    Anonymous

    Hi :lol: ,

    My name is Greg damoBrad Doyle. I’m 28 years old and an AViD LATE NYTE ON or OFFLine Gamer..

    ummm… nothin else springs to mind now…

    jus ask i guess..

    anyways.. hi :P

    thankx..

    silently slides into the backround gigglin holdin somethin shiny :twisted:

  • #42214

    Anonymous

    nice to meet u greg :)

  • #42286

    Anonymous

    Hiya,

    I’m Scott. I’m 24, graduate of Uni of Ulster with a 2:1 in BSc Hons Computing Science.

    Participated in Dare to be Digital 2007, where I was a programmer on Bathroom Buccaneers, an arcade style naval warfare game. (Link is to Youtube vid)

    Been interested in Games Design since I was 12. Been interested in programming since I got an Amstrad CPC 464 when I was 7 or 8. Ahh the days of Quick Basic and (mis)use of Goto.

    I’ve taken a programming route as I think it’s best for me to get into the Industry, but my end goal is Design. Don’t care so much what it is I’m designing, I just love creating things, be it characters, places, skills, classes, quests etc.

    Currently learning more about Game Design from places like Sloperama and books I can get a hold of. Been designing and making some Unreal Tournament levels too.

  • #43969

    Anonymous

    Hi I’m Lee, editor of an Irish gaming blog/podcast site. Our site currently has 5 writers, most of which have spent some time in the retail area of the buisness. However two are continuing their education in game development.

    I do not have any development skills myself, but games are a passion of mine, and I created the site to try and nurture and expand the Irish gaming community.

    We plan to host a number of events over the coming months to try give as much exposure to Irish game development, and also try attract more talent to the industry. We believe we can achieve more through collaboration with other sites to achieve a greater goal, so if you want more exposure for your game or want to organise and event, give us a shout. If we can help, we will.

    Lee
    gmrfm

  • #43971

    Anonymous

    Hi I’m Lee, editor of an Irish gaming blog/podcast site. Our site currently has 5 writers, most of which have spent some time in the retail area of the buisness. However two are continuing their education in game development.

    I do not have any development skills myself, but games are a passion of mine, and I created the site to try and nurture and expand the Irish gaming community.

    We plan to host a number of events over the coming months to try give as much exposure to Irish game development, and also try attract more talent to the industry. We believe we can achieve more through collaboration with other sites to achieve a greater goal, so if you want more exposure for your game or want to organise and event, give us a shout. If we can help, we will.

    Lee
    gmrfm[/quote:ca989be721]

    Hihi, what’s your site?

    [Edit: nevermind, I checked your profile :) ]

  • #43975

    Anonymous

    Hi I’m Lee, editor of an Irish gaming blog/podcast site. Our site currently has 5 writers, most of which have spent some time in the retail area of the buisness. However two are continuing their education in game development.

    gmrfm[/quote:0ae1f11b6c]

    Welcome lads, perhaps you are better off creating a singular thread for this, to get everyones responses

  • #43978

    Anonymous

    Hi All,
    I am going to be in Dublin for a few days in June and I would love to meet some local independent game developers in the area for a casual meet up somewhere.

    We have just launched a new platform for indie developers – Wild Pockets – a free 3D browser-based game engine, distribution channels, and a built in transaction system.

    I am happy to tell people more about this platform but mostly I’m hoping just to connect casually and hear what is going on in the Irish game development communities.

    Please reach out if you would be interested in a gathering of some kind (and if you have some good recommendations!)

    Thanks!
    Shanna

  • #44503

    Anonymous

    Hi all my names Anthony (25) and I’m an artist an Irish one I might add residing in the UK currently. Just a big hi to all other like minded folk on here.

  • #44505

    Anonymous

    Nice to meet you vertexmover, welcome to the boards. Any samples of work or online portfolio links?

    B.

  • #44507

    Anonymous

    I found where to add the link it should work now. If not it’s http://www.antodonnell.com/

  • #44508

    Anonymous

    I found where to add the link it should work now. If not it’s http://www.antodonnell.com/%5B/quote:66016612b4%5D

    http://www.antodonnell.com/MSPR_36.jpg

    Aww, <3 Cheers Anto

  • #44509

    Anonymous

    I forgot about that, you are welcome :) ( just so everyone knows Ivan paid me to do that )

  • #44510

    Anonymous

    Nice portfolio, the Judge Dredd stuff is class (pity Stallone butchered that IP)

    And the MotorStorm stuff is slick as.

  • #44514

    Anonymous

    Thanks, the Dredd pic was for a friend who got a print of it. There is another movie in the works. Hopefully there will be some nicer updates soon. As long as I stay away from Arkham Asylum ….. :cry:

  • #44554

    Anonymous

    Howdy, I’m Kinetic^ and I’m part of the LanParty.ie admin team. Live in Dublin and enjoy gayming, particularly team based FPS games, although I have a soft spot for Peggle. :)

  • #44603

    Anonymous

    Hi All,

    I’m Joe, a Project Manager in IT / financial services.

    Relevant to here, i’m very interested in 3D gaming design, coding with DirectX and generally doing my best to broaden the old horizons…

  • #44978

    Anonymous

    Hi
    I am John student of Computer science, my hobbies are making Fun with my friends and Surfing web.
    I love to play games. I almost completed more then 25 games till date.
    I have a huge collection of games. I am newbie to web development.
    I just wanna say hello to all.
    Glad to be here.
    Thanks.

  • #44979

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome all

    Aphra.

  • #45260

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone Myself Ashton from US and i have found this site from Google search. I found here some problem and its solution so i think that here my problem will be solved. I have completed my graduation in Computer science. Anyway if you have any query regarding to my subject, feel free to ask me.

  • #45315

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone. I’m Italian but actually I live in Ireland. I’m a c/c++ programmer and I’m very interested in game programming and in AI.
    bye.

  • #45317

    Anonymous

    Hey Ghostdog your welcome to the site.

  • #45320

    Anonymous

    Hi Ghostdog, welcome aboard.

    Been in Ireland long? working on anything interesting?

    And of course, what’s your top 10 games of all time. (I think this should be a mandatory question…)

    -Brendan.

  • #45324

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    I’ve recently moved to Ireland, I’m here to improve my English but I would also like to live and work here. I really like your country and I wish I could stay here for a long time.
    Lately, I’ve been working on a little complete game, a 3d space shooter, for my porfolio (I would like to work as a game developer).
    This, in my opinion, is the top ten of all time games:
    1) f.e.a.r (the first one, it has a revolutionary Ai )
    2) The complete gta saga.
    3) Manhunt
    4) Half life 2
    5) Max Payne
    6) Mafia
    7) Bioshock
    8 ) Left4dead
    9) Warcraft III
    10) Prototype

  • #45326

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone.

    Im new to the site. I’m studying programming and games design at the moment. I’ve been reading GD.ie for a while but thought it about time to sign up. I love gaming and the industry and plan to move into art/texture map and charater design after this course is over.

  • #46026

    Anonymous

    Hey dudes keith here from gamersireland.ie, ive been reading the site for a while and just thought its about time i signed up!

  • #46457

    Anonymous

    hello everybody, my name is Kuba and I’m a java programmer. I like playing guitar and doing sports. My favorite game is the HOMM series.

  • #46562

    Anonymous

    Hi everyone.

    My name is Ryan, and I’ve just recently graduated from Teesside University (studying computer games design). I live in northern Ireland near Belfast. A friend of mine recommended that I join this site. Favourite game of all time is Super Metroid (it’s just the perfect game imo).

  • #46565

    Anonymous

    Welcome to gd! :D

  • #46566

    Anonymous

    cheers m8:)

    all im wondering now is were to go from the introductions, i feel so lost on the site lol.

  • #46567

    Anonymous

    If you’ve got anything you’re currently working on or any college projects you did post about them – videos, screenshots etc.

  • #46569

    Anonymous

    ah sweet, cheers anthony,

    where abouts would I post that stuff on the forum?

  • #46570

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome…

    I guess if it is design you are interested in go to the creative content threads…but there is a general discussion thread…and one for events and announcements….

    the forums are going for over seven years so there is quite a bit of browsing on them.

    feel free to update us on events and things happening around Belfast..

    Aphra.

  • #46571

    Anonymous

    A superb aphra, cheers m8

    Thanks to the both of you for such speedy replys like :D ,

    sorry for posting so much in the introduction thread :oops:

    RetroTK2

  • #46640

    Anonymous

    Hi, I’m Steve. As a new member, I was wondering, what’s the best thread to look for team members? I’m looking to find Limerick based people to start up a team.

  • #46641

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hi Steve,

    Welcome to the boards! It kind of depends if this is a student/indie project, a programming or creative arts project or all of these.

    You will see we have programming and creative content threads but there is also a general discussion where you can start a thread just to tell people about your project.

    Good luck…

    Aphra

  • #46683

    Anonymous

    Hi. I’ve been lurking here for years so I thought I should probably post and say hello! :)

    I’m Owen from Dublin. I’ve been interested in game development for the past few years. I made a couple of flash games last year, made a little bit of money off of them, nothing too exciting. I’m looking to continue making some flash games this year with a view to porting them to android to get some experience with mobile development, hopefully with a bit more success.

  • #46685

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome!

    Maybe come along to the indie day we are organising on the 19th and say hello to people

    Aphra.

  • #46827

    Anonymous
  • #46832

    Anonymous

    Hi everybody,

    Yes, I’m not so new around these parts but sure thought I’d reintroduce myself again as I haven’t posted in quite sometime I think.

    Name is John Geoffrey, (nearly) 25, living in Vancouver, CA now. Was in Dundee for two years. Technically haven’t worked in the games industry as I’m mostly a web programmer but I’m always doing my damnedest to help the industry out with promotions and just general banter.

    I’ll try to remember to come back here more often, and with lent starting tomorrow, (and pancakes today), you’re meant to give something up or take something on. Visiting GD.ie more often is my taking something on.

    :)

  • #46833

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    My name is Mark Aherne, living and working as a web developer in Galway.

    I do some game development in my spare time, as a hobby. In the past it’s been primarily mods (such as a GunGame mod for Call of Duty 4) and exploring idea using XNA but I’m currently working on a larger project in Unity (one which, when it’s done, I hope to sell as a commercial product).

    Anyhow, I’m doing a Unity workshop in 091 Labs Galway next Monday, and I had to have one post before posting URLs, so here I am. :)

  • #46834

    Anonymous

    Hey all, my name’s James, fairly universally known as PROGRAM_IX. I’m studying Multimedia and Computer Games Development in UL. The intention has been there for years to join this site, but it was in my head that I’d tried and failed (whether or not that’s true I don’t know) and so I didn’t come back for ages. Now that I have I hope to make some friends in this little slice of Irish IT.

    About me:
    I love programming.
    (Hardly necessary) I’ve been playing games at any opportunity for as long as I can remember.
    I’m the type to stay up way too late. >.<
    I’m a fan of 8-bit music (Anamanaguchi and anything from http://8bc.org). I also roll my own occasionally.
    I’m a committed and enthusiastic Linux user.

    Anyway, great to be here at last.

  • #46838

    Anonymous

  • #46871

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome to Beep Blip games..

    new entry under companies..

    See http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

    Aphra.

  • #46873

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the welcome, Thane. :) I’ve been terribly busy with coursework (still am) but I hope to start a demo game in the next month or so using C++ and OpenGL. The speakers at GamesFleadh were tremendously inspiring in that they said if you want a job, you need extra-curricular work. :D

    On that note, you’ll probably see me in the Programming section sometime soon.

  • #46974

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    Thanks for the welcome. I’m a web developer from Cork and am studying part-time for an MSc in Elearning. I’m interested in game based learning, gamification and virtual worlds. I keep an elearning blog at http://www.danielgriffin.net and I’m currently focusing on the use of narrative within games to promote engagement and immersion. Looking forward to checking out more of the forums.

  • #46975

    Anonymous

    Hey guys, I don’t think I ever put myself in the introductions page!

    My name is Scott Wilson and am known with the nerdy darthwilson handle :D. I’m from County Fermanagh and at the moment a technical artist about to graduate from a university in the West Midlands. Like I said I’m a junior technical artist so my disciplines are 50/50 with technical abilities and art asset development.. I’m always on the lookout for the best tools about and always ready to learn more!

    My website is currently work in progress but I will release it very soon!

  • #46976

    Anonymous

    Welcome to Beep Blip games..

    new entry under companies..

    See http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

    Aphra.[/quote:0c8836ef21]

    http://youtu.be/cuSGQnlaVzs

    Awesome! :)

  • #46978

    Anonymous

    Love it!

  • #46979

    Anonymous

    Hi,
    My name is Celin Dion from usa.
    I want to join in this forum to learn more knowledge and have more friends.
    Look forward to being a part of this community.

  • #47009

    Anonymous

    Hi i am new this site, I like playing games so i am interested in it’s development . I read all the articles and they are very informative.

  • #47066

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    I am Greg from Belfast. I am a electronics engineer working with a local company here. I am new in gaming technology and i am here to learn about gaming.

  • #47118

    Anonymous

    Hi all,
    I am new to the forum, so just wanted to introduce myself
    Name: John Daniel
    Hometown: London
    Current Location: Dublin
    Occupation: I am a student.
    Hobbies: Playing games and interested in gaming technology.

  • #47152

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    My name is Ray Quinn , im an aspiring indie developer, i got my HnD in Game Design at BCFE and im currently working on my own games with KyranOHyran. We have also begun working on a winnitron Irl, i will start a topic with more information on it straight away.

  • #47151

    Anonymous

    Welcome.

  • #47153

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome all….

    Aphra

  • #47169

    Anonymous

    Just wanted to say hello and thanks for having a great sit? looking forward to meeting new scuba buddies. Nick

  • #47177

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    I just want to welcome Gametango who we have just added to our companies list.

    They manage QA and testing amongst other things.

    see http://www.gametango.com

    Aphra.

  • #47273

    Anonymous

    Hello all.

    My name in Owen and I am currently developing games in Dublin. I have founded a new studio bitSmith located in the Docklands in Dublin. We are currently developing an episodic adventure RPG for the iPad.

    I came through the HND in Ballyfermot (2007 I think) and went on to do the MSc in DIT.

    We are developing in Unity3D and aiming to release episode 1 in February.

  • #47276

    Anonymous

    Hey Owen

    Great to meet you mate – The game is looking really good, love the theme and design choices!

    All the best,

    Paddy M.
    CEO,
    Open Emotion Studios

  • #47330

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome to Nevermind Games who we have just added to our list of companies.

    Based in Thurles, Co. Tipp.

    see http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

    Aphra

  • #47331

    Anonymous

    Welcome to Nevermind Games who we have just added to our list of companies.
    Aphra[/quote:c1104a91c9]

    Why thank you, good to be here.

  • #47332

    Anonymous

    Welcome to Nevermind Games who we have just added to our list of companies.

    Based in Thurles, Co. Tipp.

    see http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/

    Aphra[/quote:89ac1b6f0a]

    Excellent :)

  • #47333

    Anonymous

    Welcome NMG. Next Shidig could be a "Trip to Tipp". Now how many of our members are old enough to remember when music festivals where just about music and drink!

  • #47676

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome to Affinity Tech – just added to our companies list.

    see http://www.affinitytech.ie/

    Aphra.

    Ps and they are coming Friday night…

  • #47748

    Anonymous

    Hello,

    The name’s Timothy,

    I am a final year computer engineering student in Trinity.

    Trying to break into the games industry but not sure where to start. I have released a game on the Android Market called Survival Trail, developed it solo so I could get a feel for every aspect of the design process e.g music, graphics, programming. Not the greatest game in the world but it’s a start.

    Would love to form/join a team to work on a game.

  • #47750

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hi Tim,

    I think I met you yesterday! Welcome along.

    There are quite a few people posting here about projects they are involved in and do come along to some of our social and jam events in the new year.

    Aphra.

  • #47756

    Anonymous

    Hi,

    We did meet the other day.

    I’ve already decided to get involved in some of the events on the calendar particularly the GameCraft event in DIT this February, seems like it could be good fun and would be a great way to get some more contacts.

  • #47806

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome to eyesodic games from Kilkenny who we have just added to our company database.

    Aphra.

    See http://www.eyesodicgames.com

  • #47820

    Anonymous

    Hi, The Names Sean.

    Currently im a small independent game developer who recently set up a new team for a game called Djinn Tales.

    Currently proper working as a Web Developer.

    Great to see all the new people :D

  • #47956

    Anonymous

    Hi im hew here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • #47964

    Anonymous

    Hi all, my name is Noel Ryan I am from Ennis in Co.Clare and I am a student at Pulse College in Dublin. I am studying Game Development and what I really want to do is Art for games. Concept Art and all that comes with it. I only decided to take this choice of career this time last year and it has been a fine year of becoming more than just an avid game player. Now I want to be part of making one. I have been drawing and sketching since I was 3 years old but I have only picked up a wacom tablet and started doing digital work in the past few months. I love it!!!
    I was out for a drink with some of you guys and dolls last Thursday night and it was a pleasure.
    Gamecraft is on the same day as college so I’m in two minds as to where I should go! I would love to be part of a team doing some drawing for the day. Then again I’d be drawing regardless. I might go! (any influence welcome btw!)

    Any fellow artists and gamers out there who are willing to offer any hints, tricks or tips, training or work or anything!! I am all ears. I would love to hear from any Artist with wisdom he/she can offer.

    Here is my infant portfolio
    http://noeleonl.daportfolio.com/
    I hope you like my stuff.

    Thanks a million

    Noely

  • #48103

    Anonymous

    Hi all!

    My name is Hazel and I am a fourth and final year multimedia student in Cork Institute of Technology. I am hoping to get into games development when I leave college. :)

  • #48723

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome Kahoot Studios to our companies list!

    Twitter: @kahootstudios

    http://www.kahootstudios.com/

    Aphra

  • #48740

    Anonymous

    Hey all

    I have been reading this website for years anonymously since I discovered it during my undergraduate thesis on computer games in 2009 and just wanted to say hey and thanks to the community for keeping me sane!

    My name is Jen and I currently work in digital media for a multinational online retailer but I’m hoping to transition to working for a games company in the future.

  • #48853

    Anonymous

    Hello there.

    My name is Pedro and I relocated to Dublin last April (2012).

    I am working as a Senior Software Developer but I am trying to get my foot in the games industry as a Game Designer, Game Producer and/or Project Manager, all roles I have done in the past (I have about 3 years of experience).

    I run a blog where I talk about Game Design and other game related issues, mostly about the things I do. Please feel free to take a peek and comment (pmhsilva.blogspot.com).

    Cheers.
    Pedro

  • #48941

    Anonymous

    Hi all.

    My name is Isaac, and I’m a Sixth year student in Waterford looking to go into game design for third level.

    I’ve read the forums on the site for months, but only now decided to make an account.

    For all insanity, you know who to call :wink:

  • #48958

    Anonymous
  • #48960

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome.

    Our social events are open to all so feel free to pop along.

    Aphra

  • #48969

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    My name is Steve. Just joined the site. Have been keeping an eye on what’s been happening on here for a while but decided to register today. I recently graduated with a degree in Architecture. I have a good bit of experience with 3d modelling with Sketchup and Rhino, rendering with Maxwell, Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Started a job with an IT company in Cork last week and I am learning BASIC programming at the moment in my spare time, with the view to moving onto Visual BASIC. I plan to work away on my own little games for the moment to practice my skills!

    Anyway, thanks for reading and hope to get to know some of ye!

    Steve

  • #48976

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome Steve.

    Do let us know of events and things in Cork…!

    send to info@gamedevelopers.ie and we can add to the calendar etc.

    Aphra

  • #48982

    Anonymous

    @Steve – Welcome!

    Not that there is anything wrong with learning BASIC, these days, beyond very simple stuff I’d be learning Python as a beginner language instead of BASIC.

    If you really want to use BASIC I’d go with DarkBASIC.

  • #48983

    Anonymous

    @aphra

    Thanks for the welcome. Certainly, will keep ye updated of any events/shindigs etc. happening in Cork.

    @amethyst

    Thanks for the welcome. Cheers for the advice about Python. Just learning BASIC and VB as a starting point for the moment. Planning on moving on to C#/C++ once I can get my head around them.

    Steve

  • #48985

    Anonymous

    Hi everybody.

    I’m Gary. After being big on games but also general writing when I was younger I diverged into doing animation in college, but I’m now coming full circle by making the start of a game for my 4th year animation project.
    It’s been a while since I’ve done any programming, so I’m easing myself into engines and plugging away on getting those to work for me for now.

    Looking forward to reminding myself of the frustration but eventual relief that is coding,
    Gary

  • #49090

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    A big welcome to BlueFox studios from Ards in NI who are now in our companies list.

    Aphra

    BlueFox Game Studios are in the middle of developing their first paid release called Horizon Fellowship. We are based on the Ards Peninsula in Northern Ireland.

    See http://bluefoxgs.co.uk

  • #49262

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    David Ryan here, I’m a 3rd year in LIT Tipperary doing Games Design and Development. I am Treasurer of Tippsoc: LIT Tipperary’s Technology and Gaming Society. I do loads of awesome stuff like that.
    I’m a programmer/developer by trade(so to speak).
    I’ve done a fair few cool events: GGJ 2011,GGJ 2012, Newgrounds Cabinjam 2012, WOWZAPP 2012, Gamesfleadh 2012 XNA Challenge and Robocode 2011.

    I like doing things(competitions and jams).
    I’ll be hoping to do the DirectX Challenge for Gamesfleadh 2013. And yeah, 3rd year project super awesome fun XD.

    I’ve done work placement for 2nd year in a nice little call center software company where I made a website (which they now use as the live one).

    I’ve experience with Java, C, Perl, Html, Javascript, CSS, C#, SQL Server and ASPX from college modules and things done in work placement.

    I’ve done some python(project euler questions) and C++ too.
    I will be hitting C++ hard for 3yp and for the sake of it.

    Looking for paid work placement in the summer, not necessarily in games though, software would do :).

    Cheers.
    If you read this, have a good day :D

  • #49282

    Anonymous

    Hi everybody,

    My name’s Stephen Gill, I live in Dublin and have been making freeware videogames for some years. They are currently stored in my website at http://harmonyzone.org/Videogames.html

    I’m not really connected to the real "games biz" but I enjoy gamejams and such so thought I’d join up to get a better picture of local events!

    – Stephen

  • #49284

    Anonymous

    Hi everybody,

    My name’s Stephen Gill, I live in Dublin and have been making freeware videogames for some years. They are currently stored in my website at http://harmonyzone.org/Videogames.html

    I’m not really connected to the real "games biz" but I enjoy gamejams and such so thought I’d join up to get a better picture of local events!

    – Stephen[/quote:8e6c26479f]

    Wecome to the site! Murder Dog was one of my favourite games of last year! Really enjoyed Space Funeral too, well done on some amazing work!

  • #49452

    Anonymous

    Hello everyone!

    My name is Dan. I attended the LUDO course in Ballyfermot college in 2004. After that I spent 6 years working in live entertainment all over the country, internationally, and even spent some time developing talent for shows on Sky Digital.

    I have been playing computer games since my neighbour’s got their first computer in 1987. Have been hooked ever since.

    I also enjoy comics, film and writing. I am trying to become a full time professional artist.

    Thanks for reading
    Dan

  • #49454

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome david, stephen and dan…

    Aphra

  • #49497

    Anonymous

    hey guys

    my name is Simon and I am trying to break into the video games industry via music/audio. I am a Sound Engineer but really wanna shift over to music production for video games.

    I am a big tabletop and video game fan.

    I already made a post in the education/jobs section seeking advice but thought I would properly introduce myself here in the meantime.

    so…. hello!

  • #49500

    Anonymous

    hallo :)

  • #49528

    Anonymous

    Hey there folks,

    My name is John Griffin. I have just left my previous company (ioko) which was more involved with Over-the-top TV than Games. We built Sky Go, 4oD, iPlayer, RTE Player, ITV Player, UPC’s Horizon.TV, AT&T U-Verse and many many others.

    I am now doing a startup with a couple of others in the casual games space. We are providing a platform that will help developers make more money from their games through challenges. We are building a cross-platform inter-game messaging solution.

    I am based here in Dublin after just coming back from UK and US where I have been for the last 18 years. Eh … I think I am probably a bit older than many of you :-)

    Games Developers are going to be our customers so I am looking forward to meeting as many of you as I can over coming months. Our goal is to help you make more money from your games.

    -John

  • #49532

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    My name is Ross Fortune and I’m based in Dublin. I compose music for games, film, TV and other media. Self-confessed Ableton Live, ProTools & Logic Pro geekotron.

    I’m learning FMOD and UDK for interactive audio right now, and like Djenzio above I’m trying to break into the games industry.

    Check out my work at the link below, and please get in touch if you’d like to work with me!

    Ross
    http://rossfortune.net

  • #49534

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Hey there folks,

    My name is John Griffin. …..

    I am based here in Dublin after just coming back from UK and US where I have been for the last 18 years. Eh … I think I am probably a bit older than many of you :-) ]

    Don’t be so sure!!

    Aphra

  • #49535

    Anonymous

    Howdy fellas!

  • #49785

    Anonymous

    Hai,i am new to this forum.

  • #49794

    Anonymous

    I’m based in Dublin and trying to start up on my own. I published my first Android game, Jungle Jumper, a few months ago and I’m working on my second.

    My big plan/hope with all this is simply to become successful enough to live of my own little thing down the road.

    It’s nice to find that there is a good community in Dublin :).

  • #49796

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome…feel free to come to some events so you don’t feel like you are working alone.

    Send us a link to your game so we know more about it….

    Aphra

  • #49795

    Anonymous

    I’m based in Dublin and trying to start up on my own. I published my first Android game, Jungle Jumper, a few months ago and I’m working on my second.

    My big plan/hope with all this is simply to become successful enough to live of my own little thing down the road.

    It’s nice to find that there is a good community in Dublin :).[/quote:4ab0726f7b]

    Got a website or a link? Pimp thyself :)

    Also: Welcome!

  • #49799

    Anonymous

    Thanks for the warm welcome :).

    @aphra – I’d love to come to some events and meet some like spirited people.

    @kyotokid – pimping innitiated.

    Here is a link to my game on Google Play. Jungle Jumper

    And a link to my incredible homepage :P Lonely Giant Games

  • #49800

    Anonymous

    Nice site – it’s awesome to see actual concrete numbers on your blog, that’s not something you see very often. Good luck!

  • #49825

    Anonymous

    Hi guys

    Andy from Creativecore Games here. Just wanted to make my formal introductions to the forums and say how wonderful it was to meet some of you at the Gamepreneurs meeting today.

    It was obvious just from the vibe in the room that Ireland has a large amount to offer the industry, and both myself and my colleagues hope to become prolific contributors to this endeavor.

    Again, wonderful to have met those of you present today, and I’m looking forward to meeting the rest of you soon, both here and in person. :D

    Cheers,
    Andy

  • #49826

    Anonymous

    Oh, I’d just like to add that if any of you are interested in our operations, we can be found at the following;

    http://www.creativecoregames.net

    Cheers! :D

  • #49705

    Anonymous

    Trying to place a face to your name Andy, especially since you’ve worked in a lot of the QA companies I did at the same time :P

    May introduce myself at the next shindig!

  • #50070

    Anonymous

    Hey folks!

    I’m an expat game designer & developer returned to Dublin this past week. I’ve been working in Dundee, Scotland for the last year since graduating from a Master’s course at Abertay University. Now I’m hoping to get a small indie operation off the ground over the next few months back in Ireland.

    I’m on twitter at @paulmcgg, and you can see some of my recent work at feltthought-dot-com

  • #50073

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome back…

    keep an eye out here for some face to face events

    Aphra

  • #50079

    Anonymous

    welcome back…

    keep an eye out here for some face to face events

    Aphra[/quote:0fd49e52cc]Excellent, will do.

  • #50252

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    My name is Ciaran Mitchell. Currently writing my first iPhone game called Air Ace. Hope to have it released late August 2013.

    You can check out more at:
    www dot greedyrobot dot com

  • #50457

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome CyberMyth Games to the boards.

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/viewcompany.php?article=87

    Aphra

  • #50510

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome Pewter Games to the companies list on gd.ie – http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/viewcompany.php?article=89

    Also check out their blog…http://pewtergames.wordpress.com/

    Aphra

  • #50691

    Anonymous

    Hi all,

    Have been registered on this site for a while, but now that I’m moving to Dublin and actually in a position to attend events, I’m hoping to become a bit more active.

    Mostly, I have little enough experience in actual design, but I’m very interested in getting involved in the writing sides of video games. I’ve won a few awards for short film scripts and have made it through various shortlists with Filmbase (still waiting to hear back on final results) so I’d like to think I have a fair handle on stories/character, though I’m completely new to writing games. Would love to jump in on anything anyone would like a bit of help with!

    So…yeah. Hi.

  • #50687

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    welcome…

    we will post as many events here as we can but if you come across things too you can share them with us at info@gamedevelopers.ie and we will post…or just post on the forums

    Aphra

  • #50709

    Aphra K
    Keymaster
  • #50711

    Anonymous

    advergaming……

    …..

  • #50725

    Anonymous

    Helloooo

    I’ve been lurking on this site for most of my adult life now so its about time I joined up!

    I’ve been looking into game development for over 10 years but never pursued it until recently. I’m currently working on my first game with a friend of mine in our spare time (I’m a full time employee and parent!). I’ve done a few prototypes in the past and I’m very well read in the game design world but always learning. Looking to learn even more from you guys!

    I’m entertaining the idea of building a community in Limerick seeing as there is a Game Development course here in UL. I will be posting about this methinks later on :)

  • #50726

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    there should be a few folks there in Limerick to hook up with.

    Not sure what is happening with Open emotion who used to be nearby the campus.

    Welcome!

    Aphra

  • #50728

    Anonymous

    Not sure what is happening with Open emotion who used to be nearby the campus.[/quote:020bdad849]

    Yea, haven’t heard from them either. I’ll see if I can dig up something on them as they are friends of friends. Thanks for the welcome!

  • #50884

    Anonymous
  • #50886

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Welcome….

    Keep an eye here for face to face events

    Aphra

  • #51056

    Anonymous

    Hi ,

    I am an artist, musician, digital media and game designer from California now based in Ireland.

    I am currently in production on my new game Monsters Of Mayhem for my indie game company Back In Time Games.

    I’m here to network and help build the games industry here in Ireland and meet fellow game developers.

    davidgarol (dot) com
    backintimegames (dot) com
    monstersofmayhem (dot) com

  • #51057

    Anonymous

    Best of luck with the venture.

  • #51058

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    Yes welcome and glad the sign up worked!

    Aphra

  • #51064

    Anonymous

    Thanks Aphra and Roganski!!

    davidgarol (dot) com
    backintimegames (dot) com
    monstersofmayhem (dot) com

  • #2726

    Anonymous

    Hey all. Bit of a long time lurker here, said I’d introduce myself. I’m Paul, and I’ve been playing around with Unity for about 18 months now, making simple demos. Finally released one now on Android so maybe I can finally call myself a game designer.

    I’ve a background in Multimedia and PR and am based in Cork City. I’ve had my attention drawn to a lot of interesting things on this forum and site, so hopefully I can find some stuff to contribute myself at last.

  • #103522

    Anonymous

    I posted an introduction on the Galway Games Group subforum…about a year ago? So, here goes a slightly more up-to-date one.

    I finished my Master’s degree in Software Design & Development at NUIG just under two months ago, and am now looking for full-time work as a software developer inside or outside Galway. I’ve been using Unity for just under 18th months, and so far I’ve only made a few demos and learning projects. That said, I am currently working on an endless runner, which is mostly done – I’m just hunting for sound effects and making artwork to go with it.

  • #104107

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    It has abeen a long, long time since I was active in the old Gamedevelopers.ie forums so I should probably (re)introduce myself!

    I’m Lead Designer at Playground Games whom I’ve recently joined. Before that I was at Zynga where I was lead designer on FarmVille and the Bubble Safari franchise. You might be able to guess but my specialisation is in monetisation, F2P and mobile game design. No I’m not actally evil. I get a kick out of F2P because I’m a strong believer in model driven design, data driven design, analytics and academic theory which are all things that F2P puts front and centre.

    I graduated from BCFE and went on to do a Masters at Brunel University, before starting out in the industry at Climax Games. I feel I owe a lot to those two fine institutions.

    I’ll be back in Ireland at Christams, so if there are any meetups formal or otherwise I’d love to come along and catch up.

    Cheers,

    John

  • #104108

    Anonymous

    Hi folks,

    It has abeen a long, long time since I was active in the old Gamedevelopers.ie forums so I should probably (re)introduce myself!

    I’m Lead Designer at Playground Games whom I’ve recently joined. Before that I was at Zynga where I was lead designer on FarmVille and the Bubble Safari franchise. You might be able to guess but my specialisation is in monetisation, F2P and mobile game design. No I’m not actally evil. I get a kick out of F2P because I’m a strong believer in model driven design, data driven design, analytics and academic theory which are all things that F2P puts front and centre.

    I graduated from BCFE and went on to do a Masters at Brunel University, before starting out in the industry at Climax Games. I feel I owe a lot to those two fine institutions.

    I’ll be back in Ireland at Christams, so if there are any meetups formal or otherwise I’d love to come along and catch up.

    Cheers,

    John

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