When and Where

  • Belfast, Northern Ireland - Get Directions
  • Feb 3, 2019 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

NI Game Awards 2018

Experience the best Northern Ireland has to offer from a Year in Games and meet the hardworking heroes behind the scenes that made it happen.

There will be dozens of Game Demos and Global Game Jam games to try out, mentors to help you improve your game, find funding, or work out production issues, and lots of eager and experienced play-testers!

We'll have the three most important things: Wi-Fi, refreshments and comfy seats. With yummy food provided by Tribal Burger, and the Prosecco thoroughly popped, you only have to worry about bringing your games and your business cards, or just yourself and a desire to hang out and chat with other devs in the industry.

Brought to you by NI Game Dev Network and supported by NI Screen.


The categories this year are shown below - nominate your choices using our Google form.






Additional Details

Dress Code, though not strictly enforced, we think such an event would be a great opportunity for us to class it up a bit and dress in black-tie. So, dig out your finest suit or dress and let’s feel fancy for the night. Monocles optional.

Mentors include Unity 3D and Unreal experts, multi-award-winning developers, and multi-talented artists. This will provide you with a brilliant opportunity to get some insider tips on improving your graphics and code, getting funding and making a profit, and even on how to get your game published.

Do you want to bring your GAME DEMO? That’s awesome, but please check with us in advance so we can talk about space and time. Send the organisers an email at for more information or ask via the Facebook group and someone will get back to you as soon as they can.

As the venue will be serving alcohol, you must be over 18 by the date of the event for us to be in accordance with the licensing laws. We are really sorry if this means you won’t be able to join us this time, but please do follow us to keep up to date with other events in the future.


If you're travelling by BUS Customs House Square, next to Mc Hugh's is the closest bus stop, which includes a Glider stop and is a 4 minute walk from the venue.

If you're travelling by TRAIN, Lanyon Place (Central Station) is the closest station to the venue and is a 16 minute walk, so leave plenty of time to catch the last train home.

If you're travelling by CAR, Dunbar Street and Exchange Street are the closest car parks, just 4 minutes away.

As per our standard, any profit or remaining finances will go to the NI Game Dev Network community, passing forward to future events and to supporting the NI game community.

Anyone is welcome to come and chat about the financial or voting details of the event by arrangement, just send an email to the organisers at