Galway game development - Great excitement at opening of Galway Games Hub

Galway game development community panel

Awesome article by Tracy Keogh on Galway's rising Game Development community! 

The games community in Galway is large and growing. It includes artists, designers, animators, writers, developers, and sound engineers. They arrange regular events and meetups, and are supportive in critiquing and promoting each other’s work. It’s a lively community with a wide breadth of experience and knowledge. Howling Hamster, a fast growing Galway based startup, are quickly making waves both across the country and internationally. More experienced founders like Alan Duggan in Tribal City Games has been making games in Galway for 15 years, has successfully fundraised from Galway, and earned quite a few air miles to the US in that time. He’s been where Howling Hamster are going, including all the way to 50 million downloads on a game...

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Official startup partners with Student Talks!

Student Talks Promotional Image.

We've partnered with Student Talks!

We're delighted to announce that we are official partners of Student Talks Conference 2016. The conference will take place on the 9th of March in University College Dublin. We'll be there with the latest version of Sub-Species for people to play.




Business Showcase: Howling Hamster

Excerpt of Irish Tech news article!

We're feaured in Irish Tech News, Business showcase!

Huge thanks and shout out to Simon Cocking at Irish Tech News for featuring us in Business Showcase. It was great to able to tell our story openly and honestly. If you'd like to check it out, click the link below!

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Golbeard's Quest Launch Party!

Goldbeard's Quest got an awesome launch party this Friday for it's release. Huge thanks to the guys from BOIstartups for making our little event so awesome. It was a huge surprise to see our logo on Cupcakes, not to mention to see our Goldbeard's Quest artwork on the big screens. Also a massive thanks to everyone who came and celebrated with us; thanks to you all for making the event so much fun.


Goldbeard's Quest on the Big Screen.
Howling Hamster branded cupcakes

Don't forget Goldbeard's Quest is now available for download on Google Play and Amazon. Start your adventure here:

Android Android (Ad-Free) Amazon Amazon (Ad-Free)

Techgate Galway

We've been nominated for this year's Techgate Awards. Techgate is an event from Junior Chamber International (JCI). The event is part of a week to celebrate the best technology startups and entrepreneurs in the West of Ireland. As part of the event. we will also be demoing the latest build of our game, Sub-Species. It was a pleasant surprise for us to have been nominated for the awards and would like to thank the nominators of the event. Techgate will be taking place in Monroe's live on Wednesday, the 7th of October from 7p.m. to 11p.m. 

Irish Indie Developers take Synapse by storm.

This month, Galway's Game developers will be out in force at Synapse, one of Ireland's largest Technology events held in NUI Galway. This is not the first year Synapse has run, however it will be the first year to have so many local indie developers present. Galway's game development scene has grown from strength to strength in recent years and the presence of such developers at such a large event, next to names like Google, Avaya and SAP is a clear sign that an industry that was previously regarded as quite underground is finally emerging and making itself known. The studios/developers that will be attending the event are as follows: