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Gaming Reimagined and Games Ireland Gathering

2/28/2013 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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Update: Due to huge demand, we have sold out all 450 tickets. We have added 100 Afternoon tickets.

All those already on the waitlist, your can attend from 12.45 onwards.

We can confirm the whole day will be live streamed on

Speaker Line up confirmed:

Keynote from Andrew Webber and AJ the head of UK Dlala Studios and maker of Janksy game

Tech Talks from Havok, BitSmith's Owen Harris on Unity, BatCat's Andrea on Monogame, AtomSplit's Martell Malone on Cocos2d-x, Josh Holmes on HTML5.

Closing keynote on Game Design from Andrew Spooner, who is a User Experience Evangelist at Microsoft

GIG13 speakers still to be confirmed


Microsoft's Josh Holmes will be doing a national roadshow to Belfast, Cork, Limerick, Galway and Sligo from February 26th to March 13th. Running afternoon sessions on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Azure app development. See more and sign up at Josh's blog


Celebrate the Game Industry in Ireland with Microsoft and Games Ireland

Microsoft is synonymous with gaming from orignal PC gaming through Direct X, Xbox, Windows Phone and Kinect. We want to show you where we are going with gaming from Windows 8 to Windows Phone, Kinect and beyond and how you can build great games on our platforms.

Games Ireland (the Interactive Games Association of Ireland) represents companies in Ireland involved in the creation, development, publishing and distribution of interactive games. Members include international stakeholders such as Activision Blizzard, Big Fish Games and others to local pioneers Havok and Demonware.

Games Ireland & Microsoft will be hosting will be hosting the Games Ireland Gathering (GIG 2013) & Gaming Reimagined at the Aviva Stadium on February 28th.

GIG 2013 is the premiere networking and information event for games industry professionals in Ireland and will be run in parallel with Microsoft: Gaming Re-Imagined.

Last year GIG 2012 saw over 400 people attend and featured talks from Dylan Collins (Executive Chairman of Fight My Monster) James Whelton (Founder Coderdojo) and Phil Campbell (Creative Director on major licensed franchises ‘The Godfather’, ‘James Bond’ and ‘Tomb Raider’)

This year GIG13 and Gaming Reimagined will be bigger with keynote talks, panel discussions, exhibitors, networking opportunities, industry discussion and a major announcement concerning the games industry in Ireland.

Speakers on the day will include studio leads from Microsoft Game Studio, Irish and international game developers and experts from the top game middleware engines of Unity, Havok and Monogame to name a few.

Learn how the tools you use integrate with Windows Store and how to build for a choice of control schemes (touch, mouse & keyboard or controller) and a variety of devices (tablets, notebooks, all in ones). All of which can be sold to over 200 countries through the Windows Store.

We will also have an expo area for you to meet and play with some of the top Irish indie game talent, game engine makers, the finalists from the Imagine Cup competition and a host of gaming tech.

Full agenda and line up to be annouced in the coming weeks. See the news feed for speaker updates.

For session updates follow @Win8ie on Twitter or join Window Apps Ireland on LinkedIn

Learn More: Gaming Reimagined and Games Ireland Gathering

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