A new survey highlights the recent growth of the Irish games industry and the sector’s bright future.
Since 2009, when the last major survey of the sector was conducted, the number of jobs has nearly doubled, growing by 91% to around 2,800 people. During the same period there has been a 292% growth in the number of game developers. Continue reading
“What’s it like to make computer games and mobile apps as a job?” “How long does it take to develop an app?” “What kind of subjects should you study at school and college if you want a career in the games industry in Ireland?” “What are the work experience opportunities?”
These are the kinds of questions you have been asking our panel of people who work in the games industry in Ireland, and their answers are now online as part of our STEM online careers week. Continue reading
The government has set up an industry group to spearhead a strategy to create 2,500 digital games jobs in Ireland by 2014. Continue reading
A guest post by Joanna Moylan
For as long as I can remember, video games have always been a part of my childhood. My family and I used to gather around the PC, scratching our heads over a tricky adventure game puzzle, or we would battle it out at Tekken on the Playstation. I have always loved video games.
I suppose my main motivation for pursuing a career in the video game industry was around the time that I noticed a decline in the quality of AAA games. While graphics and physics engines were improving, gameplay was going downhill. Games were becoming shorter, more expensive and less satisfying to play. It was as if developers had forgotten that games were supposed to be fun. I wanted to fix that.
Lots of options for those who study gaming
Irish animation company Boulder Media was among the winners at this year’s Bafta Children’s Awards. The company co-produces “The Amazing World of Gumball” which won the best animation and best writer awards.