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Games Fleadh 2020 Wed March 4th 2020

Theme is Maze Games

Record number of competitors take part in Games Fleadh 2020.

 

– LIT win 4 categories at Ireland’s Games Fleadh 2020.

 

Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) won four categories at the hotly contested Irish Games Fleadh 2020, which was held at the LIT, Thurles Campus on Wednesday last, March 4, 2020. The number of competitors taking part this year was at a record high, with a total of 27 entries from nine colleges vying for one of the coveted titles or hoping to come out victorious in the Robocode series.

Hundreds of software developers and game enthusiasts attended the daylong event that showcased the best of the third level game development community. Games Fleadh also allowed second and third level students explore possible careers in an industry worth €148.8 billion, and learn more about the social conscience of the gaming world. Teams from LIT won Best in Game Mechanics; Best Multiplayer Game; Best in Use of Physics Algorithms; and Best Video Game Trailer. Griffith College Limerick’s Jocimara Melo, Alex Porfirio and Caoilinn Waldron came third in the Robocode series.

 

Congratulating all competitors and winners, President of LIT Professor Vincent Cunnane said, “Games Fleadh continues to lead the way in recognising the brightest and best among the country’s student game developers, while also bringing together the collective knowledge of some of the leading names in the gaming industry. Now in its 17th year, I am pleased that Games Fleadh, here at LIT, Thurles Campus, continues to go from strength to strength.”

 

Games Fleadh 2019 Organiser and Game Design & Development Degree Lecturer at LIT Dr Liam Noonan paid tribute to the international companies that continue to support the event year on year. “Without sponsors such as Microsoft and the support of companies such as Havok and EA, Ireland’s Games Fleadh would not be the success that it is every year. I would also like to acknowledge the support of Irish charity Trocaire this year, who’s representatives discussed with students the powerful impact games can make in the areas of climate justice, human rights and sustainable development goals.”

 

Dr Janice O’Connell Head of Department of Information Technology at LIT paid tribute to the organisers.

“I am very proud of the Department of IT members today, and their passion, enthusiasm and determination to drive and organise this year’s Games Fleadh. The 2020 theme addressed social conscience and positive world change, which was evident through the variety of extremely high calibre games on display. This was once again a super day thanks to a wonderful event which highlighted the skill and abilities here at LIT. Congratulations to all involved, and particular thanks to Dr. Liam Noonan for his extraordinary efforts in making the event a huge success.”

 

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Interviewee: 

Dr. Liam Noonan, LIT, Nenagh Road, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Tel: 0504-28254. Email: liam.noonan@lit.ie

Press Enquiries: 

Claire Gallagher, Galocon Media. Tel: 087 6749195. Email: claire@galoconmedia.ie.

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Alan Place Photography.

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List of Winners, Games Fleadh 2020:

 

Competition                                                    Teams                                     College                                  

Best in Game Mechanics                                        Amaze-Mint.                           LIT

Best Multiplayer Game                                          Snake and Dragons                 LIT

Best in Use of Physics Algorithms                         Mini Golf Dungeon                LIT

Best Video Game Trailer                                        Amaze-Mint                            LIT

 

Best in Original Audio Music                                Displacement                          WIT

 

Best in Original Digital Art  2D                             Get to the Sun                         TU Dublin

Best in Team Performance                                     Zeph                                        TU Dublin

Best in Social Impact                                              Ourea                                      TU Dublin

Best in Use of OO                                                  Evil Castle                              TU Dublin

Best game Built using a Game Engine                   Ourea                                      TU Dublin

 

 

Best in User Interface Design                                 Build A Maze                         IT Carlow

Best Original Innovation in Gaming                      Build A Maze                         IT Carlow

Best in Use of AI Algorithms                                 The Swarm!                            IT Carlow

Best game built using Software Libraries              The Swarm!                            IT Carlow

 

 

Best in Original Story                                             Midnight Mass        GMIT

Best in use of 3D                                                    Rupture                   GMIT

 

Robocode Winner:

  1. Eoin Galavan, Carlow IT.
  2. Kate Rice, Samuel Olajide and Jessica Savage, Dundalk IT.
  3. Jocimara Melo, Alex Porfirio and Caoilinn Waldron, Griffith College Limerick.