Amazing Visual Effects Deliver First Prize for IT Carlow Students at Games Fleadh 2016


ITCarlow students take first prize at the annual Games Fleadh, the Irish Oscars for student game developers. Judges from Electronic Arts and world famous game designer and developer John Romero selected CORE Games for the top prize based of their impressive game-play and visual effects.

The team of three students created Swarm Wars an immersive Tower Defense game and spent five months carefully designing amazing graphics and fun game-play which impressed judges and attendees. Their game allows the player to control space marines who are making a last stand against hordes of attacking aliens. Year three students Aaron Keating, George Dixon and Shane Callanan and their mentor Philip Bourke were presented with Best Game trophy by John Romero programmer and creator of all time classic games such Wolfenstein, Doom and Quake.

Ross Palmer, Programme Chair BSc in Games Development said "we're delighted with the quality of the work of our students, Aaron, George and Shane. They have created a fantastic portfolio game with their title Swarm Wars". Palmer went on to say "this game will be showcased during our Industry Open Day on Thursday 28th of April and we know employers will be impressed with the quality of IT Carlow student’s capstone projects"