• Paul Fingleton

Indie Game Developers invited to show off at GamerFest 17 in Galway

Irish gaming conventions are coming thick and fast this winter, with GamerFest looking to cater for the massive gaming community outside of the capital city. Catering to 2,000 gamers of all ages and levels, the two-day event at the Radisson Blu hotel is looking to tap into the local independent game developer community.



The lifeblood of a good convention is the content that you have on display and while many attendees will come for the big names, it is often the previously unknown Indie game that can make the biggest impression. In some cases, the indie darling can become the next big thing.


Publishing a game on PC or Console no longer requires a massive publisher behind you (but it helps), programs like Steam or ID@Xbox have made it easier for a small team or an individual developer to reach the same worldwide audiences as a traditional AAA game. Mobile App Stores on iOS and Android mean that a small developer can reach millions of potential customers.



GamerFest has just sent out the call to all indie devs to bring their game to the convention and be a key part of the Indie Zone, featuring up and coming gaming titles from around Ireland, giving our audience the opportunity to sample games that have been recently developed by the indie community.



An Indie Gaming slot on the Live Stage will also demo a selection of the indie games on show at the convention, along with a Questions and Answers session about the exciting opportunities in games development.


For more information, developers should contact the team at hello@gamerfest.ie to book their place, which includes a Weekend Pass to all events.

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