Great write up by Frank Whelan on Independent.ie about “ShipAntics – The Legend of the Kiki Beast, Chapter 1″
Check it out! http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/games/mobile/review-shipantics-the-legend-of-the-kiki-beast-30457490.html
We’ve finally moved into our new office! We’re now in the Liffey Trust Building beside the O2 Convention Centre. Here’s a few pics to show off what we’ve set up so far: (Sorry about the image quality, taken on a phone)
Feel free to drop in any time!
Today is our last day in the Games Ireland Incubator. We’ve had an amazing time up here and are really glad we have had the opportunity to get our own office and work out of a space such as this. We have had the chance to work alongside some incredible companies such as Six Minute, Bright Head Games, Sugra Games, Pewter Games, and many more.
While we’ve been here, we have had talks from some of Ireland’s leading experts in the gaming industry. These talks included people such as; Richard Barnwell of Digit games, Barry O’Neill of Story Toys, Tony Kelly of Demonware, Sean Blanchfield, and also Talks from Microsoft, Google, along with many others. We have had events such as dubLUDO organised in the Game Space and we hope to attend more of these fantastic events organised by Games Ireland … Read More »
Have you see our CEO Richard Glynn talking at the CARTOON Digital conference? Check it out below!
DIGITAL 2013 – From animation to digital and gaming platforms from CARTOON on Vimeo.
We have just changed our twitter handle to @StudioPOWWOW! Follow us for the latest news on our game, The World of ShipAntics! We also post all the latest information on animation, gaming and transmedia news.
We now have over 500 followers on our Twitter Account @POWWOWtweets! If you’re interested in anything from Game Development, Animation, or how we’re building transmedia story worlds, give us a follow, and we’ll keep you entertained!
We recently attended an event at the Guinness Factory called Mobile Monday hosted by RTÉ Digital.
The day started off with our CEO Richard being interviewed by RTÉ about what we do here at Studio POWWOW.
You can watch the interview below, we’re even first.
After the recording, the event started with Ben Hurley, the CEO of the NDRC being the chair of the event. This was followed on by Donald Howarth of comScore giving a talk on Mobile Trends (Pictured below). The slides from this presentation can be found here. There are some very interesting statistics within the presentation and it is defiantly worth looking through.
After this, there was a panel discussion on Making Mobile Platforms Work with Donald Hawarth from comScore, Aisling McCabe from RTÉ Digital, Keith Davey from Marino Software and Gary Leyden from the NDRC.
The next panel discussion was about the mobile app … Read More »
Here at Studio POWWOW we are seeing a growing trend in kids’ apps that are becoming more about ‘Play’ rather than educational apps or “edutainment”. Many developers are now referring to their apps as ‘toys’ rather than games. We can see how many developers are taking the concepts of how children play with non digital toys such as Lego and dolls and converting this to a digital experience for children. With these apps, there are no goals, just toys to play with.
Toca Boca makes digital toys for kids on iOS devices. They believe that playing and fun are the best way to learn about the world. They aim to make apps that stimulate the imagination by letting kids create their own way to play with their apps.
Toca Boca apps also aim to address the emotional needs of children. They create a wider … Read More »
Eoghan, Stephen and Richard showcasing ShipAntics at NDRC LiftOff 6