DIT Hothouse Wins Big in Europe

  • DIT Hothouse Start-up, Pewter Games, awarded ?150,000 from the Creative Europe MEDIA Video Games Funding awardsP

Pewter Games Studios were awarded €150,000 for their game, Athanasia. This follows the success of their previous game, The Little Acre, a point-and-click, fantasy-adventure game. The company operate out of the new Greenway Hub Incubator in DIT Grangegorman.

The win followed a competitive application process, to which 146 applications from 19 countries competed. With only 32 successful applicants, there was a 21% success rate and over €3.7 million awarded. 

Since 2013, Irish game companies have received €435,000 in Creative Europe Media funding awards.

About Pewter Games

Pewter Games Studios is a small Irish game development studio focused on the creation of unique and memorable story-driven games.

Founded by Ben Clavin and Christopher Conlan, they met while studying for their Master's Degree in Digital Games. Thus begin a collaboration across several games. One in particular, showed added potential. They decided to take the idea further and went on to form Pewter Games Studios on graduation in 2013. The team grew to six in 2014, and nine in 2015.

If you would like to learn more, please visit http://www.pewtergamesstudios.com/.

About Creative Europe

Creative Europe Desk Ireland has two specialist MEDIA information offices, one based in Dublin and one in Galway. They offer comprehensive information on the European Union’s Creative Europe Programme and specifically the MEDIA sub-programme.
 
They provide advice, support and information on Creative Europe funding support for the audio-visual industries including film, television and games.
 
The Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Office Galway serves as a regional MEDIA office and also has a remit to provide information and services as Gaeilge to the growing Irish language audio-visual community. 

About the Greenway Hub

Based in DIT Grangegorman, a short walk from Dublin’s Smithfield area, Hothouse’s newly opened, €21 million incubator offers training space, hotdesks, own-door offices and state-of-the-art labs. The wider Grangegorman site will be DIT’s new central campus and, following a 10 year re-development, will fully open in 2021. In total, it will host 30,000 students, cost €1 billion and span 75 acres of Dublin city centre.