ITC Computer Games Development Graduates Set Up Games Studio
IT Carlow Computer Games Development, graduates Mark Lambe, Alan Boyce and James Sadlier, have set up a video game development studio, NeverMind Games, in Thurles, Co Tipperary. They are currently working on their first release for the Apple iPhone/iPod Touch, TroubleSum. TroubleSum is a maths based 2-D puzzle game.
“Our company is moving toward creating not just fun and immersive games but we are also looking at games with an educational twist. We see this as a huge opportunity and growing market which presents vast commercial possibilities for game development,” commented Mark.
During their time at IT Carlow Mark, Alan and James won the Irish leg of Dare to be Digital 2010 with their game WiiKick. WiiKick is a multiplayer-football-party-game which involves the player strapping the WiiMote to their foot in order to shoot penalties, free-kicks and play mini-games. Dare to be Digital is the UK's premier video games competition for students who play games, and want to design their own video game. Every year, teams from Universities and Colleges of Art design their own game for the competition, which is judged by both the general public and industry experts.
James Sadlier, IT Carlow Computer Games Development Graduate said “During my time at IT Carlow, I learned a diverse range of skills which I now use on a daily basis as the technical director of NeverMind Games.”
The NeverMind Games website is www.nevermindgames.com and they are also on twitter @nevermindgames
“Returning to full-time education as a mature student was always going to be a daunting task but IT Carlow made it much less so. I now have my Honours Degree and necessary experience to succeed with the company that I helped found,” said Alan Boyce, Managing Director, NeverMind Games.
The IT Carlow BSc (Hons) in Computer Games Development is the first Gaming degree course developed and backed by Microsoft, makers of the X-Box.