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Games Fleadh at LIT Thurles

Ireland's growing status as a location for digital games research and development was highlighted this week when three of the biggest names in the industry participated in Games Fleadh 2015.

LIT Tipperary, whose alumni have worked on some of gaming's biggest titles including Call of Duty, StarCraft and Guitar Hero, hosted Ireland's largest gaming event at its campus in Thurles.
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Photo: Stephen Howell (Microsoft Ireland), Liam Noonan (LIT), Bryan Neider (Senior Vice President EA Games) at Games Fleadh 2015

Games Fleadh featured games development and research talks by prolific American games designers and developers Brenda and John Romero and Electronic Arts (EA) Chief Operating Officer Bryan Neider who also assisted in the judging process for the various undergraduate competitions involving third levels students and games developers from all over the island of Ireland.

Neider is Senior Vice President Global Operations and Shared Services at the Electronic Arts (EA), which is responsible for producing some of the bestselling video game titles of all time including The Sims, FIFA, Battlefield and Madden NFL.

Brenda and John Romero have each 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 have collectively founded nine game companies.

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

More from gamesfleadh.ie or #gamesfleadh. Click here to view more photo's from Games Fleadh 2015
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Robocode Team Runners UP LIT Thurles up Emily Barnett, Steven Dineen, Sean Horgan photographed with Dr Liam Noonan of Games Fleadh 2015.games_fleadh_6.jpg
Curtis Ryan and Paul Murphy competing at Games Fleadh 2015 in LIT Thurles.
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LIT's Bernie Goldbach presenting EA Xbox game prizes to luck winners at Games Fleadh 2015 in LIT Thurles.
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A brief lull in the gaming at Games Fleadh 2015 in LIT Thurles.
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Students enjoying the Gaming competitions at Games Fleadh 2015 in LIT Thurles. ​​​​​​

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