Irish Game Development

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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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.




Galway Game Developers Christmas party!

The last Galway Game Developers meetup of 2015 was a great success! Loads of fun was had as devs went head to head in classic game tournaments! Here's to an awesome 2015! Hope fully Galway's dev scene will continue to grow and prosper in 2016! smiley

Galway Game Developers Group Photograph.

Akumakon 2016!

Akumakon 2016 banner!
We're really excited to announce that we've been given the ok to demo at next year's Akumakon. As usual we'll be demoing the new version of Sub-Species we're working on but will also be demoing our Mobile game, Goldbeard's Quest, due for release around the same time in January! 2016, here's to an awesome one!


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

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.