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Morning Ireland Interview – The Bridge

Posted on September 4th, by Darren in News, Studio POWWOW. No Comments

Our CEO Richard was on Morning Ireland this morning talking about a program that he’s helping to run called ‘The Bridge’. This program helps recent college graduates in the Animation and Games sectors gain real life industry experience working with companies such as Riot Games, Havok, Jam Media, and Brown Bag Films.

You can find the link to listen in below:

http://www.rte.ie/news/morningireland/player.html?20130904,20431911,20431911,flash,232


Gamedevelopers.ie Post

Posted on March 11th, by Darren in News. No Comments

There is a great new post up in the news section of GameDevelopers.ie by Pavel Barter. It covers a lot of information regarding game start-up funding and office space within Ireland. We’re also featured in this article. Check it out below or on gamedevelopers.ie

With the announcement of a new GamesSpace initiative in Dublin, indie start-ups may find it easier to source office space. In this feature, Pavel Barter explores the steps you can take to obtain funding and grow a fledgling Irish games company. 

The last eight months have been a whirlwind for Tom Murphy. In July 2012, Murphy, founder of boards.ie, set up mobile games company Gone Gaming. Now he and business partner Karl Hutson are planning the worldwide launch of their first title, The Jump, in Austin or Los Angeles. The game, which features DJ Poet from pop group Black … Read More »


Games Ireland Gathering 2013/Gaming Reimagined

Posted on March 4th, by Darren in News, Studio POWWOW. No Comments

We have been really busy this past week here at Studio POWWOW. We had the opportunity to set up a stand to demo our game, The World of ShipAntics to the public and other game developers at Games Ireland Gathering (GIG2013) and Gaming Reimagined in the Aviva Stadium Dublin last Thurday and Windmill Lane on Friday.

We met a lot of great people who gave us some invaluable feedback on the game (Thank you if you came over to play our game by the way!).

Here are a few pictures of other developers and students playing our game. The Full Album that includes all of the pictures is available Here on our Facebook Page.

 

When we had time we also went around to the other developers that were showcasing their games. Pictured below are two other great Irish Game developers; Glass Robot Studios, … Read More »


GDC Talk: Helping Your Players Feel Smart: Puzzles As User Interface

Posted on February 13th, by Darren in News. No Comments

We’ve recently found a great free GDC Talk on ‘Helping Your Players Feel Smart: Puzzles As User Interface’ by Randy Smith of Tiger Style Games.  Check it out on the link below.

http://www.gdcvault.com/play/1015814/Empowered-by-Digital-Distribution-From


Lift Off Investor Day

Posted on December 14th, by stephenk in News. No Comments

Our 3 month accelerator program at NDRC LaunchPad came to an end yesterday with the Lift Off Investor Day. Richard gave a fantastic pitch for our multi-platform entertainment experience The World of ShipAntics  and did the POWWOW team proud. A big congratulations to the winners of Lift Off and all the teams involved!

1st place to Conker; 2nd place to Tempity; 3rd place to Balls.ie; and special award to Prowlster.

http://businessandleadership.com/small-business/item/38643-conker-wins-ndrcs-lift-off/