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Some of the biggest names in the gaming industry will gather at the Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT) campus in Thurles next month to participate in Games Fleadh 2015, an all-island games design and development competition for third-level students. LIT Tipperary is home to Games Design & Development – BSc (Honours) in Computing(Level 8). For further information click here.

 

LIT Tipperary, whose alumni have worked on some of gaming’s biggest titles including Call of Duty, StarCraft and Guitar Hero, has announced it will host Ireland’s largest gaming event on Wednesday March 11th.

Supported by Microsoft Ireland, EA Games and the Irish Computer Society, the 12th annual Games Fleadh will feature the ‘Direct X’ Endless Runner challenge, Robocode and the Game Studio ‘Endless Runner’ competition, the winners and runners up of which will present their games to Brenda and John Romero and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) Greenlight Committee.

Brenda and John Romero each have more than 30 years experience working in the gaming industry, over 150 game titles such as DOOM and Quake to their credit, dozens of awards and collectively they have founded nine game companies. Brenda will join us via an online video link from California for the event to give the keynote talk.

Games Fleadh will also feature games development and research talks by industry veterans such as Bryan Neider, who will assist in the judging process for the various under graduate competitions. Neider isSenior Vice President Global Operations and Shared Services at the Electronic Arts(EA) labels, which collectively are responsible for producing some of the bestselling video game titles of all time including The Sims, FIFA, Battlefield and Madden NFL

Games Fleadh 2015 is open to the public for free.For more follow @gamesfleadh on twitter or the hashtag #gamesfleadh.