Thanks to Everyone Who Makes GameCraft a Success

GameCraft events wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers, venues, participants and sponsors.

Sponsors

GameCraft couldn't possibly run as many events as we do without the generous aid of the following sponsors.

2017 Sponsors

Partner - DIT

DIT

Hosting & Lunch

Partner - Silicon Republic

Silicon Republic

Partner - GameDevelopers.ie

GameDevelopers.ie

Partner - Farset Labs

Farset Labs

Hosting

Partner - Creativity NI

Creativity NI

GameCraft Belfast is funded by Creativity NI.

2016 Sponsors

Partner - DIT

DIT

Hosting and Lunch

Partner - GamerCon

GamerCon

Prizes

Partner - St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

Partner - Silicon Republic

Silicon Republic

Hosting

Partner - Galway Game Jam

Galway Game Jam

Making games is an awesome creative endeavor. Our mission is to encourage the growth of the local game development scene. Anyone with an interest in game dev is welcome to join us at our next game jam to meet like-minded folk and make games!

The Galway Game Jam is organised, promoted and led entirely by volunteers (though renumeration would be a nice added bonus!). We volunteer our time and effort out of our passion for gamedev and doing our part to grow the local game development community. If you want to get involved too then let us know!

Partner - Ubisoft

Ubisoft

Prizes

Partner - Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre

Lero - The Irish Software Research Centre

Partner - Fungus Games

Fungus Games

Prizes

Partner - Gambrinous

Gambrinous

Prizes

Partner - Imirt

Imirt

Partner

Partner - University of Limerick

University of Limerick

Hosting and Food

Partner - The T-shirt Company

The T-shirt Company

T-shirts

Partner - The Liquor Rooms

The Liquor Rooms

Voucher for Two

Partner - GameDevelopers.ie

GameDevelopers.ie

Food in the evening - Pizzas!

Partner - DIT

DIT

Hosting and Lunch

2015 Sponsors

Partner - DIT

DIT

Hosting

Partner - GameDevelopers.ie

GameDevelopers.ie

Pizza!

Partner - Imirt

Imirt

Partner - Spiel Material

Spiel Material

Prizes

Partner - Imirt

Imirt

Representing Game Makers in Ireland

Imirt: The Irish Game Makers Association represents game makers from all disciplines throughout Ireland, both analog and digital. The Irish game industry is thriving, passionate and driven and is comprised of everyone from award-winning freelance game makers to massive multi-national companies like Demonware, Blizzard, Activision, Bethesda and Zynga. The goal of Imirt is to increase awareness of Ireland’s game makers on the national and international stage while providing opportunities for networking, community growth and development.

Partner - Pulse College

Pulse College

Established in 1990, Pulse College provides the highest standards of professional training courses in audio, music, film, gaming and animation.

With courses designed and delivered by experienced working professionals, Pulse is at the forefront of professional industry training courses. The college is recognised internationally for its world-class facilities, the standard of its training programmes, and quality of its graduates.

Partner - JAMSHAKER

JAMSHAKER

Partner - DIT

DIT

Venue

Partner - Career Zoo

Career Zoo

Career Zoo is the biggest event on the calendar for professionals and graduates looking to advance their careers in Ireland.

At Career Zoo events you can talk to leading multinational and Irish organisations with professional job opportunities or explore courses with top colleges. You can also attend exciting and informative career workshops by industry leaders or book in for one-to-one career advice at the career clinic.

If you're a professional or a graduate looking to advance your career in Ireland, you need to be at Career Zoo.

Partner - The T-shirt Company

The T-shirt Company

Having worked together for many years on multiple successful projects, Gamecraft are delighted to announce a new partnership with Ireland's finest screen printers beginning 2015, The T-shirt Company.

Based in Dublin, The T-shirt Company specialise in screen printed garments and limited edition paper prints. With a wide range of clothing and waterbased inks The T-shirt company have brought many creative Gamecraft designs to life in the past and no doubt will do so for many years to come.

2014 Sponsors

Platinum - Microsoft

Microsoft

Microsoft first opened its doors in Ireland in 1985 with a small manufacturing facility employing just over one hundred people. Since that time, Microsoft Ireland has grown to encompass four distinct operations at its campus in Sandyford in Dublin, employing over 1,200 full time employees and 700 full-time contract staff.

Microsoft's operations in Ireland include software development and testing, localisation, operations, finance, IT, HR and sales & marketing, both here in Ireland and across Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Gold - Skills Matter

Skills Matter

Skills Matter helps a community of passionate developers learn and share skills to write better software. We collaborate with the world's leading innovators in software and thousands of passionate developers meeting up at Skills Matter, to produce some 450 intensive workshops, 500 talks & meet ups, 2,000 hours worth of skillscast videos, quarterly Open Source Journal magazines per year.

Join our community to learn and share skills on leading ideas and truly bleeding edge technologies (from HTML5, Android and iPhone to F#, Clojure and Scala, from DDD and CQRS to RDFa and NoSQL and from Lean, Kanban and Agile Leadership to Software Craftsmanship and Agile Testing to BDD)

Skills Matter's mission is to promote continuous learning and innovation in software. More than 35,000 people get together at Skills Matter each year, everyone with the goal of improving themselves and our community. We welcomed 42,000 face-to-face visits to our talks, workshops and gatherings in the last 12 months and our SkillsCast videos were seen by several hundreds of thousands of passionate developers too.

Follow us on twitter @skillsmatter (#skillsmatter

Gold - Exit Games

Exit Games

Silver - Demonware

Demonware

DemonWare specializes in online software and services for videogames. Their teams work hand-in-hand with some of the top game development studios in the world providing them with the online software and services needed to power some of the most popular AAA video game titles.

They provide all of the matchmaking, game lobbies, leaderboards, social media, gameplay stats, and Big Data warehousing/analytics services for titles such as the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero series. They design and develop robust, scalable services to support hundreds of millions of users on large scale infrastructure.

Silver - SixMinute

SixMinute

SixMinute is an independent game development studio, based in the heart of Dublin.

It is founded by former members of PopCap Games, some of whom were the core leaders of the Dublin office from its very inception.

SixMinute’s goal is to make fun, social, memorable and long lasting game experiences for people of all ages, to enjoy with their friends, across Facebook and mobile platforms.

Partner - Fungus Games

Fungus Games

Fungus is an extension for Unity 3D for creating fun story based games. It's a great tool for learning the basics of programming and also for creating professional quality story games.

Partner - Snozbot

Snozbot

Snozbot is a privately-funded independent video games company based in Ireland. Our aim is to make lots of fun games and have lots of fun making them. We hope you enjoy playing them.

Partner - Onikira: Demon Killer

Onikira: Demon Killer

Onikira: Demon Killer is a 2D side scrolling beat ‘em up set in a fantasy feudal Japan where the player takes on the role of a samurai fighting to prevent the forces of the Japanese underworld from breaking through into the world of the living.

Early Access is out right now on Steam.

Partner - O'Reilly

O'Reilly

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

Publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its Make magazine, O'Reilly continues to concoct new ways to connect people with the information they need. O'Reilly conferences and summits bring alpha geeks and forward- thinking business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. Long the information source of choice for technologists, the company now also delivers the knowledge of expert early adopters to everyday computer users. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.

http://www.oreilly.co.uk/

Partner - St. John's Central College

St. John's Central College

The College aims to provide a wide range of Further Education opportunities working from a strong base of creative, vocational and work oriented courses, with a commitment to excellence in teaching, learning and training, responding to local, national and European needs. We hope to achieve this by working in partnership, in a stimulating and supportive learning environment, to enable all to develop their full potential for life and work.

Partner - Gaelcon

Gaelcon

Irelands Premier Gaming Convention. Brought to you by the Irish Games Association.

Partner - Farset Labs

Farset Labs

Farset Labs is a place for creativity and technological tinkering. We’re open to everyone, no matter what you want to do, and we welcome people from all walks of life to use our space, come to our events, and get involved with the maker community in Northern Ireland.

Media Partner - Evening Echo

Evening Echo

The Evening Echo was 120 years old on June 14, 2012. In that time the newspaper has served the people of Cork by faithfully, factually and fairly reporting the daily news and standing up for the citizens. It is my privilege to lead the team which carries on that tradition of service. It is an excellent team of professional journalists dedicated to the interests of the men and women of Cork City and County – and trusted by them.

We provide the most extensive coverage in stories and pictures of the good news and the bad news as it affects Cork people, and we argue and advocate Cork’s case on every issue. Our sports service is the most comprehensive in Ireland, and suitably reflects Cork’s greatest obsession. We provide an entertaining and sociable read and a venue for Cork people to connect with each other.

Leman Solicitors

Leman Solicitors

Leman Solicitors is one of Ireland’s fastest growing commercial law firms. We provide expert legal advice to business. What makes us different is the way that we do it. All of our clients get the following commitment from us: We will return your call on the same day; We will answer your email within 24 hours; and we will always use plain English.

We rely on innovation and not tradition to ensure that you get the advice your business needs on time and on budget. We are the first law firm in Ireland to operate a paperless office. We are the first law firm in Ireland to give our clients online access to their entire file. We are the first law firm in Ireland to discard hourly rates for all work including litigation.