State of Play event for indie game developers at DIT on Friday

27 Nov 2012

Indie game developers will have the chance to network, try out games and hear from companies operating in the indie games scene at a meet-up taking place at Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) this Friday.

The event, which will run 6-9pm on Friday, 30 November, has been organised by DIT’s School of Media.

State of Play’s organiser Hugh McAtamney, who is head of digital media development at DIT, said the event will be an opportunity for new and experienced developers to network with each other, to showcase their work and to get a sense of what is happening in the industry.

Speakers on the day will include a representative from Monogame, the open source implementation of the Microsoft XNA 4 Framework.

Irish indie games start-ups BatCat Games and Bitsmith Games will also be sharing their insights. The two companies are now based in the incubation space for indie game developers that was set up by the indie game studio Digit in Dublin during the summer.

New software development company Glass Robot Studios will also be speaking at State of Play, as will Zoodazzle, a software start-up based in the Synergy Centre at Institute of Technology, Tallaght. The company is specialising in game-authoring tools.

There will also be an opportunity for game developers to test out new games they are working on with other gamers.

State of Play will also feature a panel discussion on Ireland’s gaming industry.

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Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic