2018, New Committee, New Events and More!

Hello everyone! It's well into 2018 and we're very excited to be back bringing you a splattering of events, news, opportunities all throughout the year! 

Speaking of which, our first meetup of 2018 will be March 14th, 6pm in Vandal. 

Tickets and more info on the event can be found here!

March Theme:

"Where Money Comes From..."

In a panel led by Kevin Beimers (Italic Pig), starring Donal Phillips (NI Screen), Sophie Hayes (Creative Europe), we'll be seeking to provide advice on a subject dear to every game developer.

If you leave Vandal without knowing how to fund your game, we've done something wrong!


Next, after the AGM on the 9th January, we're saying goodbye to some old faces and welcoming in the new committee. 

Stephen Downey (Chairperson), Kevin Beamers, Paul Dillon, Thomas Hislop andJames Hunter. You're more than welcome to come say hi at Vandal!

And finally the last two months saw several notable events.


GlobalGameJam2018.jpg

There was the Global Game Jame 2018 with Farset Labs.

All of the games from this years event in Belfast can be downloaded here


UkieHubCrawl.jpg

We also had an industry Panel and series of lectures at the UKIE Hub Crawl, In the MAC, with guest speakers Josh Garrity (Sold Out), Sam Collins (UKIE), Alan Moss (Harbottle & Lewis), Donal Phillips (NI Screen) and Neil Parmar (Escape Technologies)


Kevin Workshop.jpg

Also a Communicating Game Design workshop with Kevin Beamers. 


...as well as the 2nd NI Game Dev Awards!

Game of the Year: Tubocity
Game Studio of the Year: Italic Pig
Rising Star: Michael O'Kane
Community Award: Kitty Crawford

Big congratulations to everyone who was nominated and huge thanks to Angela McKeown and Peter Chapman for hosting the event with the NI Game Dev Network. 


We're excited about the year to come. Keep checking back here for news and events about the local game scene and more! Please don't hesitate to get in touch on mail@gamesni.com or tweet us @Games_NI

-Love from Games NI