Game Dev Workshops were a Success

Trevor teaching the Game Art Workshop

In association with the Galway Game Jam, we ran a three-day crash course in Game Development. The three days were spread out across three weeks, taking place in BOI's Workbench on Saturdays and covered art for games, Sound Design for games and finally, scripting using Unity 3D. The concept behind these workshops was to give absolute beginners an insight into the vast field of Gamedev and ultimately, to give them the skills necessary to take part in this month’s Galway Game Jam which takes place this Saturday, Aug. 27th in ThePorterShed.

Huge thanks to everyone who attended, it was awesome to be able to share our knowledge with you all.

Manus teaching everyone how to use Unity 3D
Steven teaching the Sound Design for Games Workshop
Manus teaching everyone how to code in C#
Steven teaching everyone how shaoe and design Sound Waveforms - 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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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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Galway Game Dev Christmas Party is a total smash!

Galway game developers last meeting of 2015. Fun was had! Here's to our awesome, growing community!

Eirtakon 2015

Eirtakon 2015 banner!We're really excited to announce that we will be at Eirtakon 2015 this month! We'll be showing off our latest build of our PC game Sub-Species. We will be there on the Saturday and Sunday of the con so if you want to get hands on with the underwater shoot 'em up, make sure to come down to what will be our biggest con yet!


Interview on Galway Gamer

Howling Hamster on Flirt FMHowling Hamster's done an interview on Galway's own Flirt FM with Eoghan Murphy from Galway Gamer! The show airs at 8a.m. friday(29/10/15) and involves us talking about the making of Sub-Species as well as other game-related topics! If you like games, spooky themes and game dev stories tune in to Galway gamer tomorrow morning at 8 a.m.! Huge thanks to Eoghan for inviting us on his show!

Khaos Con

This Saturday, Howling Hamster will be demoing at Khaos Con in Dublin. As part of the event we will be demoing the latest build of Sub-Species as well as doing short panel about our experiences of game development so far. If you're interested in games or just tuckered out from browsing all the awesome stuff in the trade hall, make sure to come say hello to us. We're excited about it already and hope you are too. See you at the con! smiley