Tribal City goes to Games Fleadh ’12

Tribal City this year were delighted to be invited to the annual Games Fleadh festival to showcase our latest game Flip the Switch.

The first day of the festival included a competition to clear a number of levels in Flip the Switch against the clock. The competition was fierce between students, journalists, developers, solicitors, and, even TD Paschal Donohoe, all looking for a chance at glory.

(Pascal Donohoe playing Flip the Switch)

The competition title passed hands several times during the day, but in the end was awarded to ‘V’ who won with a time of 34.6 seconds, smashing his closest rival by over 2 seconds For his achievement, he received a Flip the Switch Games Fleadh Award, which was presented by our own Alan Duggan.

(Winner of the Flip the Switch competition, 'V'.)

Later in the day, Alan gave a presentation on “Establishing a studio and reaching gamers”, sharing his experience of starting two games studios, Nephin Games and Tribal City Interactive, over the past decade in Ireland.

During the two days we had an opportunity to engage with upcoming talent from around the country. Students from secondary level up to third level institutes impressed us with a very high calibre of art, design and programming. We look forward to hearing from these talented individuals again in the future.

It was also extremely positive to meet so many local studios over the two days. Developers such as Open Emotion Studios, Never Mind Games, Redwind Software, Batcat Games, Superfunplay, Pufferfish Games, Pixel Wolf Studios, Affinity, Playfirst, PopCap Games, BioWare, Havok and Big Fish Games showcased their own unique and interesting games, and spent time giving their expertise to fellow developers, as well as up and coming talent. With such a turn out it’s clear that more then ever Ireland is becoming a hub for start up game developers and big studios.

(James Whelton of CoderDojo playing it 'cool' by the Flip the Switch Booth.)

A huge thanks to Philip Bourke and the team who organised a great event with a massive turn out. We look forward to being involved again next year.

Mar 16, 2012 / Blog