Ulster University and Queen’s University are collaborating on an exciting new funding opportunity which could lead to the setting up of a Research and Development Partnership for the Creative Industries in Northern Ireland.
Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Creative Industries Clusters Programme, the Programme is part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund and aims to drive economic growth in the Creative Industries through the development of exciting new products, services and experiences.
The Creative Industries in Northern Ireland will be at the heart of the proposal and as such, we would like to invite you to join us on Friday 10 November at 9.45am in the Great Hall at Queen’s University where you will have the opportunity to tell us what you feel are the key challenges to growth for the industry and what your sector needs in terms of long-term support.
Contribution on the day has the potential to help shape the bid and the proposed work plan.
To register, please click here. Further information will be provided in advance of the consultation event.
The Royal Television Society, Northern Ireland (RTS NI) has announced the nominees for this year’s Programme Awards with new headline sponsor in Ka-Boom.
Among the nominees is Billy Goad Entertainment Ltd. in the Interactive content category or Her Majesty's SPIFFING.
The RTS NI Programme Awards 2017 are delivered in partnership with BBC Northern Ireland, Northern Ireland Screen, Channel 4, and UTV. The Awards Ceremony will be held in The MAC, Belfast on Thursday 16th November, hosted by Irish presenter Angela Scanlon.
A full list of nominees as well as tickets for the event can be found here.
Jennifer Wilde, from Outsider Games, has just passed its £11,000 funding goal on Kickstarter!
The goal was reached with 262 individual backers, with the most popular donation tier being in the £10 or more category at 102 backers.
Last year the team at Outsider Games launched their first PC game, Wailing Heights, on Steam to positive reviews and several award nominations. Since then they've been working hard on developing Jennifer Wilde as their next big project.
There's 3 days left to go in the campaign. The team at Outsider have revealed stretch goals to aim for in that reminding time, including text localisation and console versions of the game.
Jennifer Wilde is a Point & Click 2D adventure game with a unique comic book inventory design. As Jennifer discovers clues to her father’s death, she sketches illustrated notes in her book; which the player can study, rearrange and combine into a comic book-style story. Use this illustrated knowledge to confront characters, prompt their memories and link clues together as you discover more about Jennifer’s father’s hidden past, and the truth behind his death.
Her Majesty's SPIFFING, from the Northern Ireland developer BillyGoat Entertainment, has been nominated for the TIGA Games Industry Awards 2017 in the Creativity and Heritage category.
The overall Game of the Year award is decided by a public online vote available here with voting closing on the 29th October.
In their latest Kickstarter Update, BillyGoat Entertainment described the nomination as "Ironic indeed, and obviously very flattering too."