Games NI game developer meetup to take place Wednesday 11th March

  • The next Games NI game development industry meetup will be taking place next Wednesday 11th March, and is free to anyone interested in the local games industry.

    It's been a crazy few weeks in the Northern Irish games industry, with the recent coronavirus outbreak impacting the local industry and the UK officially pulling out of EU's Creative Europe funding scheme for games and creative media. There's a lot of news to discuss, some recent wins to celebrate, and new job opportunities in the game development scene to announce.

    The place to find out about all of that is the regular Games NI meetup, which is due to take place next week on Wednesday March 11th at Cuckoo on the Lisburn Road. The event is free to attend and open to anyone interested in the local games industry, whether you work at a game studio, are a freelance artist who wants to get into games, or are a student wanting to keep updated with the local scene.

    This event will feature a special panel at which local game developers (myself included) will be debating the merits of small local studios attending massive global conferences such as GDC and E3. Several Northern Irish game development studios were planning to attend this year's Game Developer Conference (GDC) in San Francisco next week, which was cancelled with very little notice.

    But who needs GDC? We'll make our own GDC right here in Belfast! The doors open at 6PM, and there'll be free pizza and opportunity to meet everyone in the local games industry. Any questions about the event should be sent over to mail@gamesni.com or head over to the Games NI Eventbrite page to reserve your ticket.

    Source: Games NI Eventbrite

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