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NI Game Dev Digest – Oct 2021

Hello everyone!  This month we caught up with Game Developer and ‘How (Not) To Make a Game’ podcast host, Stuart Neill. He talks about his thoughts on the Northern Irish games industry as well as his recent venture into game development! Check out this month’s Community Spotlight to read more about Stuart and his recent projects. You’ll also be able to find our previous monthly spotlight features there too. Remember, if you’re involved with making… Read More »NI Game Dev Digest – Oct 2021

Community Spotlight – Oct 2021

Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do in the industry. I’m Stuart Neill and I’d say I’m a gamer of 30+ years that has, within the last 5+ years, taken an interest in the development and business side of making games. Where in Northern Ireland are you based? I live in Ballywalter, but I work in the Stormont Estate as my day job is part of IT support for the… Read More »Community Spotlight – Oct 2021

Community Spotlight – July 2021

Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do in the industry. I’m a 3D Modeller and Level Designer, Lover of everything purple, and drinker of excessive Caffeine. Despite knocking around in the community for the last four years I’ve only recently been throwing my hat into the professional ring to invade your workspace even further! Where in Northern Ireland are you based? I’m Born and Bred in Belfast! I wish I… Read More »Community Spotlight – July 2021

NI Game Dev Digest – June 2021

Hello everyone! So May is finished already…what a month! We just wrapped up our first-ever NIGD Spring Festival and it was a blast! If you missed our fireside chat with Alanna Linayre and Johnny Cullen, you can still watch it over at PlayDiaries. To be notified about new blog posts, or if you’d like to receive a condensed summary of our blog in your inbox each month, sign up for our newsletter here. June Community… Read More »NI Game Dev Digest – June 2021

Community Spotlight – June 2021

Conor Bradley is the founder and director of Belfast-based indie studio Soft Leaf Studios. Amber caught up with Conor recently to find out a bit about him, what Soft Leaf Studios is up to, and his thoughts on the Northern Irish games industry. Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do in the industry. I am the founder and director of Soft Leaf Studios. Like  a lot of smaller companies, I… Read More »Community Spotlight – June 2021

NI Game Dev Digest – May 2021

Hello everyone! Welcome to our brand new monthly blog! Right here at the start of every month, we will include updates for the wonderful NI Game Dev community as well as details of any events we have planned for the month ahead. We are also aiming to shine a Community Spotlight on a different person each month! We will do our best to include all other relevant local gaming industry news, events and job openings… Read More »NI Game Dev Digest – May 2021

Community Spotlight – May 2021

Mal Duffin is a co-founder and director of Belfast-based indie studio Out of Tune Games. Amber caught up with Mal recently to find out a bit about him, what Out of Tune is up to, and his thoughts on the Northern Irish games industry. Tell us a bit about who you are and what you do in the industry. Like everyone in the industry I’m of course a game designer, with loads of good and… Read More »Community Spotlight – May 2021

Shortlists announced for NI Game Awards

After a long nomination process with over 150 nominations, the shortlisted nominees in the six main categories of the NI Game Awards have been announced! Voting is now open, and you can vote for your favourites right now over here! The NI Game Awards are presented by the NI Game Dev Network with support from Northern Ireland Screen. Now in their fourth year, this will be the first time the awards have taken place online… Read More »Shortlists announced for NI Game Awards

‘Paleo Pines’ creator announces new studio, debut title

Article adapted from a Discord Post Ambertail Games is a new indie studio based in Belfast, Northern Ireland founded by former Italic Pig staff Noel Watters and Jordan Bradley – most notably known as creator of upcoming Italic Pig game Paleo Pines. About the Team Jordan Bradley is a Games Artist, Creative Director and BIG NERD. She is obsessed with everything dinosaur, and gained massive attention after her scientifically accurate yet chibi-styled dinosaur game concept,… Read More »‘Paleo Pines’ creator announces new studio, debut title