“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal”

– Henry Ford

We are back down the south of Ireland for our very first Cork GameCraft.

When? Friday 22nd November (Registration 09:00-09:45) Where? St. John’s Central College 

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Gold sponsor: Exit GamesIn-Kind: MaKey MaKeyIn-Kind: O'Reilly BooksIn-Kind: Qwertee t-shirtsVenue thanks to St John's Central College, CorkIn-Kind: Rory Story CubesMedia Partner: Evening Echo


Phil Bourke

Philip is a Lecturer with LIT-Thurles and course coordinator for BSc. (Honours) Degree in Computing (Games Design and Development).

Philip is founder of the computer games festival, Games Fleadh, which includes games design and programming events such as DirectX, Robocode and Game Studio Ireland Challenges. | @gamesfleadh

James Daly

James Daly is CEO and Co-Founder of Atom Split Games. Based in Thurles Co. Tipperary, James set up Atom Split Gameswith Michael Murphy, Martell Malone and David Kelly in 2012. Since starting, Atom Split Games has won the “LIT – Company of the Future” competition, gained entry onto Enterprise Irelands’ New Frontiers programme and has just released their first title "The Power Game".

Twitter - @muzzylogic

Dave McCabe

Dave McCabe is a filmmaker, video game narrative designer and all around writer sort who has worked on more things than he’d care to remember. He’d give you a list, but it would just depress him when you’d heard of none of it. He has been playing video games since he couldn’t get past the first boss of an early 80′s version of ‘Green Beret’ that is so old he can’t even find a video for it on youtube. You can find him on twitter @davetheallthing where he’ll probably say something about your ma.

Paul O'Brien

Paul is the Course Coordinator for the Computer Game Design Level 5 course in St. John’s College.

Paul has been playing games since 1980, which is terrifyingly long ago. Originally from a video and sound background, Paul has in the past been involved in the production of shows for NEAR FM and East Coast Radio and numerous video productions.

His main interests are narrative and its use in games and the computer game as a creative and artistic medium.

Farad Raissa

Farad Raissa teaches in St John’s College and is Course Coordinator for the Computer Game Design Level 6 course.

Farad is a coder in C sharp, C++ and more. He introduced 3D Design (3ds Max, Cinema 4d and Blender) into the Game Design Course. His background is in web development and game development with Game Engine (Unity 3d).

He has developed training programs for various companies in Cork (CSO, DAA, Quinn Healthcare, College of Commerce…) and is hugely involved in the E-learning platform development across FE colleges in Cork.