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GamesNI Culture Night event
Sep
22
3:00 PM15:00

GamesNI Culture Night event

This year we are pleased to announce that Games NI, in partnership with local developer Boom Clap Games and Northern Ireland Screen, will be holding a game event during this years Culture Night. The event, which will be for family members of all ages, will be hosted in the Redeemer from 3pm - 10pm. The event will feature:

- A selection of local indie developers showcasing their projects
- A variety of vintage consoles and machines courtesy of Farset Labs
- A set of Playstation4s with a variety of the latest games courtesy of the Belfast MET
- A play area of board and physical games courtesy of The Creativity Hub
- Music and visuals
- Refreshments

All of this also couldn't be possible without the support of Northern Ireland Screen.

Location: 
The Redeemer, 101 Donegal Street.
3pm - 10pm, 22nd September

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Games NI Meetup September
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Games NI Meetup September

You're welcome to an extra special Games NI Meetup on Wednesday 20th September 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we get together, listen to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some pizza and drinks. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome.

This month we are hosting Outsider Games as they launch a kickstarter for their latest project Jennifer Wilde. Come down and show your support for the local team.

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

6.30PM - Talk from Outsider Games artist John McFarland on 2D art and animation in game developement, followed by Jennifer Wilde announcement trailer.

7PM - Food & Drinks

About Jennifer Wilde

Outsider Games are bringing their adaptation of Atomic Diner’sbest-selling comicbook, Jennifer Wilde, to Kickstarter.

At the start of the Jazz Age in Paris in 1921, young French artist Jennifer Chevalier becomes embroiled in death, espionage and revolution which takes her across the three nations of France, England and Ireland – ably assisted by the ghost of Oscar Wilde.

The Point & Click adventure game features a unique comicbook-styled inventory. Player can study, rearrange and combine Jennifer’s sketches into a comic book-style story. This illustrated knowledge is used to confront characters, prompt their memories and link clues together as you discover more about Jennifer’s father’s hidden past, and the truth behind his death.

Visit jenniferwildegame.com for more information, and back the Kickstarter on 19th September!

If you have any questions or would like more information on this event, please do not hesitate to contact us at mail@gamesni.com

Special thanks go to Vandal for sponsoring the venue, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen

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Games NI Meetup August
Aug
9
4:30 PM16:30

Games NI Meetup August

You're welcome to Games NI August Meetup on Wednesday 9th 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we get together, listen to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some pizza and drinks. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome.

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

6.30PM - Ross Morrison from Enter Yes will be talking about their upcoming project Children of Geometry, a console beat up em, and how they made it through the Northern Ireland Screen Assembler process

7PM - Food & Drinks

Venue is Vandal bar, 3 Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN

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Game Designers required
Jul
13
3:30 PM15:30

Game Designers required

Moco Money has a background in Teaching and Design, but not Game design.  We are looking feedback through a focus group on Game ideas and hope to glean some sparks of genius from super game designers and developers in the community of Northern Ireland. 

The Product - A parent monitored pocket money App / digital wallet.  This makes life easier for busy parents, but to make it really engaging for kids -  it has to be FUN.  We hope to runa session in the next few weeks, so if you’d be interested in meeting up one, food and drink to help the creative process is a given.

Location: Belfast.  Date and Venue: TBC

Email us for more information at judith@mocomoney.com

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Game Development Seminar
Jun
26
9:30 AM09:30

Game Development Seminar

Northern Ireland Screen is hosting a development seminar that will shine a light on the creative, technical and business aspects of game development. The seminar takes place on Monday 26 June at The Mac, Belfast and will consist of a series of talks in the morning and attendees will have the opportunity to register to participate in round table discussions with the speakers in the afternoon.

Schedule

9:30 to 10am Registration

10:00 to 10:15 – Intro

10:15 to 10:45 – Christopher Floyd – Indies workshop & Indie Mega Booth – Building Communities

10:45 to 11:15 – Jo Haslam – Snap Finger Click –  How to Design Effectively for Social & Couch Multiplayer Games

11:15 to 11:30 –  Break

11:30 to12:00 – Ben Andac – Sony Strategic Content – Working with Platform Holders

12:00 to 12:30 –  Elizabeth LaPensee – MSU  – Game Mechanics as Cultural Expression

12:30pm – 2:00pm – Break

2:00pm – 3:00pm – Round table slot 1

3:00pm – 4:00pm – Roundtable Slot 2

4:00pm – 5:00pm –  Roundtable Slot 3

5:00pm – Networking TBC

Who should attend?

Game producers, studio heads and developers looking to take their content to market to find partners and promote their projects.

Students studying game development or animation may also find these sessions useful.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, please RSVP early to avoid disappointment. Click here to register now and secure your place.

Please let us know if you have any access or communication needs, prior to attending this event and we will be happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that we can make to assist you.

For further information please contact Donal@northernirelandscreen.co.uk

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Games NI Meetup June
Jun
14
6:00 PM18:00

Games NI Meetup June

You're welcome to Games NI June meetup on Wednesday 14th 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we get together, listen to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some pizza and drinks. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome. 

N.B. VENUE CHANGE! This event will now be held at Vandal in Belfast, 3 Winecellar Entry, Belfast BT1 1QN

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

6.30PM - Special guest John Bustard, Queens University lecturer, talking about being previously a programmer on game Heavenly Sword with Ninja Theory, and how he got into AAA companies.

7PM - Food & Drinks

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Games NI Meetup April
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

Games NI Meetup April

You're welcome to Games NI April Meetup on Wednesday 12th 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we get together, listen to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some pizza and drinks. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome.

Location: 112 Donegall St, Belfast BT1 2GX, UK - StartPlanet NI

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

6.30PM - We're joined by Stephen Downey from Outsider Games talking about setting up a business and getting into the industry

7PM - Pizza & Drinks

Special thanks go to StartPlanetNI for sponsoring the venue, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen

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Game Dev Hangouts
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Game Dev Hangouts

First meet up for Game Dev Hangouts on Wednesday 1st March at Farset Labs. £3 Entry

This group get together once a month in Farset Labs to work on Game Develop skills. If you are a 3D/2D Artist, Music Composer, Programmer, even if your not any of those and just love being creative or just want to come down to play games! Everyone is welcome to get involved and express our love for games.

More information at the Facebook event page.

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UKIE Brexit Roundtable
Feb
23
11:00 AM11:00

UKIE Brexit Roundtable

UKIE will be holding a Brexit Roundtable in Belfast on Thursday 23rd February. We want to hear from game businesses about their post-referendum concerns and examine opportunities for providing more support for the sector.

Please get tickets using the link below:

Tickets to UKIE Brexit Roundtable

This roundtable is designed for games developers and publishers.

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Games NI Meetup Feb
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Games NI Meetup Feb

GamesNI is happy to announce our second GamesNI Meetup on February 15th 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we'll be getting together, listening to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some pizza. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome. 

Visit the event page to get tickets

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

7PM - Just in time for Valentines week, Italic Pig sets the mood with Kevin's talk 'Pitching, Pick Up Lines and Polyamorous Marriages'; a shortened version of his talk from Unity 2016 conf on Publisher relationships

7.30PM - Pizza

Special thanks go to StartPlanetNI for sponsoring the venue, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen.

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NI Game Awards 2017
Jan
28
to Jan 29

NI Game Awards 2017

The NI Game Awards are set to take place on Saturday 28th January 2017 with an awards evening organised at The Space in QUB SU, Belfast.

The Awards aim to recognise the Northern Ireland gaming industry and the achievements of NI developers over the past 12 months. 

You can nominate a Northern Ireland game or developer for an award before Friday 20th January in the following categories:

NI Game of the Year 2016
NI Game Studio of the Year 201
NI Rising Star 2016 (most promising new game developer)
NI Game Dev Network Community Award 2016 (most active community contributor)

To submit a nomination or to find further information on the event itself, click here.

Winners will be announced on the evening of the event. Click here to purchase tickets to attend the event.

In conjunction with Immersive Tech NI the evening also celebrates the NI Game Dev Network’s 4th Birthday with Northern Ireland’s biggest ever multiplayer Vive event, and DJ Stealthii providing tunes at the afterparty. Limited tickets are still available here. 

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2017 Global Game jam
Jan
20
to Jan 22

2017 Global Game jam

Global Game Jam at Farset is back again in 2017, in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen. The Game Jam will run from Friday 20th to Sunday 22nd, and is a chance to meet some great people and develop a fun game in a weekend. With a party atmosphere from Friday night, there will be plenty of people there to team up with, create something interesting and, most importantly, to have fun!

For more information, please visit Farset Labs Meet up page.

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IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program
Jan
8
10:00 AM10:00

IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders Program

Focused on improving the inclusivity of game development by addressing the retention of under-represented minorities in the industry, the IGDA Foundation Next Gen Leaders program includes a GDC pass and travel stipend, two days of workshops and special events specifically designed to help the participants stay in the games industry, an individual mentor, post-GDC discussions, and ongoing networking. The program, which is open to developers with 3-10 years of experience and who identify as an under-represented minority, is designed to provide a range of knowledge, experience, and tools to keep the participants in the industry. Applications are open through January 8, 2017.

For more information please check out the IGDA Foundation website

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BLUG Talk Night : Open Inroads
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

BLUG Talk Night : Open Inroads

Belfast Linux User Group will be meeting on Tuesday 13th December at Farset Labs. Amongst talks from Columb Duffy and Phil Weir on open source technology, Mal Duffin will also be talking about Blender for 3D Game Development. 

Places will be limited by catering, so please RSVP only if keen to attend. Free Jamaican buffet, alcoholic punch and non-alcoholic drinks will be provided.

For more information, please visit the BLUG Meet Up group.

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Playing with Energy
Nov
10
10:30 AM10:30

Playing with Energy

Location: Belfast School of Arts Room BA-00-008
Date: 10 November 2016
Time: 10:30 - 12:30

This event will showcase design and academic work from a range of disciplines, underpinned by social science and the humanities, to develop ways in which digital games and play could be used to combat climate change and promote more responsible energy consumption by the public.

Tea, Coffee and Lunch will be provided.

For more information check out the event page

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GamesNI Meetup
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00

GamesNI Meetup

GamesNI is happy to announce our first GamesNI Meetup on November 8th 6pm in Belfast. Every 2 months, we'll be getting together, listening to local developers talk about game development in Northern Ireland, followed by some beers and pizza. Bring your team, your projects, or just yourself; whether your with a company, a freelancer, a student, or just interested about game development, everyone is welcome. 

Visit the event page to get tickets

Schedule

6PM - Doors open

7PM - Talks from Troll Inc and Coffee Box Games giving an overview of what it's like running a game development company in Northern Ireland

7.30PM - Beers and Pizza

Special thanks go to StartPlanetNI for sponsoring the venue, and Testify for food and drink.

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Immersive Tech NI VR Hackathon
Nov
4
to Nov 5

Immersive Tech NI VR Hackathon

Immersive Tech NI is holding a Hackathon and Launch Party designed to bring together the most creative minds in Northern Ireland as a community to explore and expand the possibilities created by immersive technologies, including virtual and augmented reality.

The Hackathon will take place on Saturday 5th November with free tickets that will also give you access to the Launch Party on Friday 4th November, as well as an optional training workshop held prior to the launch event.

More information on their Event Brite page.

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R&D Tax event with Jumpstart
Sep
7
12:30 PM12:30

R&D Tax event with Jumpstart

R&D tax experts Jumpstart, in partnership with Games NI, are hold an event on how innovative companies in the games industries can get maximum benefit from R&D tax relief schemes.

This event has been designed to show you how taking a technical approach to your claim could significantly increase the value of your benefit from the scheme.

12.30 – 2.00pm. Lunch will be served.

RSVP : mail@gamesni.com to reserve a space

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BBC Children’s Webinar
Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

BBC Children’s Webinar

The BBC will be doing a Webinar on 'How to work with us and win business for digital content'. The Webinar will cover; 

  • the BBC’s Digital Team structure and who to contact with your ideas;
  • how independent partners work with the BBC now;
  • what the BBC wants to offer their audience;
  • the BBC’s evolving digital strategy for kids and how independent suppliers can help to deliver it; and
  • the BBC’s digital approach and priorities including short-form content, social media and apps.

Register here to view the webinar

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