GMIT team wins three categories at Irish Games Fleadh

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A GMIT team won three categories at the hotly contested Irish Games Fleadh 2022 hosted by the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS), Thurles Campus.

The popular all-island gaming competition returned after a one-year hiatus, with organisers opting to run a virtual competition this year while once again focusing on a social issue.

This year competitors were asked to concentrate on the UN Sustainable Development Goals by designing games around the theme Positive Action to Support Climate Change.

Teams from third level colleges competed for one of the 12 coveted titles, while Year 1 students also participated in Robocode as part of Games Fleadh 2022.

GMIT Games Fleadh 2022 wins

Highly Commended – Atmosphere for the game Lost Stars
Best Video Game Trailer
Best Game built using a Game Engine

Following the announcement of the winners, President of TUS Professor Vincent Cunnane said the 2022 Games Fleadh had once again recognised the skills and talents of the country’s best student game developers.

“A huge congratulations must go to all competitors who continued to develop their skills amid the challenges of the pandemic, and their teachers, who supported them so that they are ready to take their place in this ever growing €148.8 billion industry,” said Professor Cunnane.

“I would also like to acknowledge the support industry leaders have lent to this annual competition, which is indicative of TUS’s ethos of working with employers to ensure our students are at the cutting edge of this ever developing industry and therefore have the skill set to be work ready on graduation.”