Computer Games Could Be Good For Kids

Tipperary Institute, Thurles, Co.Tipperary

According to leading computer games programming experts, and employers, the Computer Games sector is emerging swiftly with real potential for well paid future employment.

Speaking at the 2011 Games Fleadh at the Thurles campus of the Tipperary Institute, which is one of the most important annual gatherings for future computer game programmers attending second and third-level education, the CEO of Open Emotion Studios, Patrick Murphy said there is massive potential to develop a lucrative gaming sector here in Ireland.

We have the creativity and highly skilled graduates to create an indigenous sector and we would love to see Irish graduates establishing their own gaming companies in the future. This is one of few industries that has not experienced a downturn in the economy and is a sure bet to deliver jobs long term into the future. The Games Fleadh certainly gives  budding young computer game programmers an opportunity to put themselves on view in the shop window and we will be keeping an eye out for the best on show, as we are looking to scale up in the coming years.” Mr Murphy said.

Tipperary Institute said: “This year’s Games Fleadh saw students develop their own versions of the iconic Frogger Computer Game to mark its 30th anniversary.”

Looks like computer games could be good for kids after all.


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