On the 31th of March 2003 a new website aimed at games developers in Ireland, gamedevelopers.ie, will go live.

Developed by STeM, in association with Nokia and O2, the site will provide information on setting up a games company in Ireland, relevant education and training courses on games and technical and social research being conducted in academia.

The site will promote networking and communication through a skills database, a jobs and gallery section and online forums. It will also provide regular news updates and comprehensive feature articles on news of relevance to the industry in Ireland.

Based on a three-year project on games being conducted and managed by Dr. Aphra Kerr and supported by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences and STeM in DCU, the site was developed by two multimedia students from DCU Paul May and John Lynch.

STeM is a research centre based in the School of Communications at DCU whose members study social aspects of digital media.

Further information from Aphra Kerr at 01-700 5672