Play Testers Wanted!

We need your help!

Want to find out what it is really like to work in a games company? Now is your chance!

We are looking for some enthusiastic gamers to play test our upcoming title.

Are you available between Thursday 12th and Friday 13th of December from 10am to 4pm?

We will provide a cool studio, great people, games room to chill out in, good coffee and lunch every day!

Interested?

Email playtesting@digitgaming.com with your current CV and cover letter.

Want to help us make Kings of the Realm?


We need your help!
 
Want to find out what it is really like to work in a games company? Now is your chance!

We are looking for some enthusiastic gamers to play test our upcoming title – Kings of the Realm – for one week.

Are you available between the 21st – 25th October or 29th to 1st November between 9am and 5pm? We will provide a cool studio, great people, games room to chill out in, good coffee and lunch every day!
 

Interested?

 
Email HR@digitgaming.com with your current CV and cover letter.
 


Digit adds games industry tech veteran Dominique Boutin as CTO

New CTO at Digit Games Studios Dominique Boutin
Seamlessly cross platform games developer adds technical heavyweight to senior team

Digit Game Studios, Ireland’s largest games developer, has added Dominque Boutin to the team as their new CTO. Dominque was previously the Technical Director for Bigpoint, a world leading authority in online games, and has a wealth of experience in building and leading technology teams.

“We’re very excited to be welcoming Dominique to Digit. His technical skills, experience and passion to achieve our ambitious plans and change the way people play games, we knew we needed someone with the experience and technical skills that Dominique brings to the team” said Richard Barnwell, CEO at Digit.

Dominique took the time to answer a few questions:

What attracted you to Digit?
I am very excited to be joining Digit as creating engaging cross platform experiences is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now. I love the spirit and attitude of the team which is also reflected in the incubator program that Digit is providing to the Irish independent gamedev scene.

What is seamlessly cross platform?
With seamlessly cross-platform we mean playing in the same virtual world and with the same people across all devices and distribution channels. Jump into our game on the way to the office, during a work break at the desktop or during a relaxed session on the couch: owning multiple devices with different form-factors has become affordable and is starting to be an integral part of people’s lifestyles. We believe that an engaging game experience can be made ubiquitous similar to other online services that we are used to consuming everywhere like e-mail, search and social feeds.

How do you see the games scene changing in 2013?
There will be a significant increase in games for OSX, Linux and Flash3D due to Steam for Linux, the OSX App Store, Unity’s increased cross-platform support and the recent drop of Adobe’s premium feature rev-share model for Flash. The diversity of devices and digital channels is increasing even further and we’ll probably have disruptions in consoles through open android-based platforms like Ouya, GameStick and especially NVIDIA’s Project Shield. Some companies will focus on providing content only for few key markets having highest ROI but others will go cross channel and cross device.

Therefore for traditional publishers their own digital platforms become an essential asset not only for distribution but also for driving customer relations and therefore retention. To extend the life cycle of games we used modding, multiplayer, DLC and online communities. Nowadays very frequent updates are expected by players on mobiles and browser games and that will soon push all digitally distributed games to become online services. The definition of social in games is going to be broader again and will include more traditional elements like clan management. Finally Free2Play is mainstream but there will be more exploration and promotion around non-pay-to-win monetization mechanics.

For further information contact Martin Frain at press@digitgaming.com

Digit raises US$2.5m led by Delta Partners to launch “Seamlessly Cross-Platform” games

Irish games company to double size of operations with the creation of 25 new jobs.

Irish games company to double size of operations with the creation of 25 new jobs.

Digit Game Studios, Ireland’s largest games developer, has closed a US$2.5 million Series A funding. Delta Partners invested US$2.1 million from its Delta Equity Fund III Limited Partnership, with the remainder of the funds provided by the other existing investor ACT Venture Capital. As a result of this funding, Digit will double the size of it workforce with the creation of 25 new jobs in Dublin.
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Digit and Penguin ink Kings of the Realm book deal thanks to Twitter

Dublin and London 11th October 2012

Following a retweet by Lord Alan Sugar announcing the arrival of a new Dublin-based game company, Digit Game Studios and Penguin Books have reached agreement to publish books based on Kings of the Realm, the soon-to-be-released free-to-play strategy title from Digit. After spotting the interesting Tweet earlier this year, Penguin’s editorial director Shannon Cullen arranged to meet Digit’s co-founder David McGovern on a trip to Dublin, and discussions began.
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The Launch Party!

We made it! After months of planning, raising investment and preparing for explosive growth we opened the office with a bang. Inviting key individuals from the indie gaming and startup tech scene here are some photos of the party.
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Our new warehouse office in central Dublin

Ok, not really, this photo is of our temporary office – also known as the Morgan Hotel in Dublin (a big thanks to all of the team at the hotel for putting up with us taking over).

Our new office is just down the road and we’ll be in there as soon as the refit is finished in 3 weeks time, we’re counting the days.

There will be plenty of photos of our new Digit HQ coming soon but in the mean time, here’s a photo of Dave (one of our founders) working with Macs, coffee and post-it notes.
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Are you the droid we’re looking for?

We’re looking to hire people who love games and the tech startup space. We’re exceptionally fast paced and prefer to talk and scribble than email and write big documents.

We’re working on some really innovative games and technology and if you have the skills would love to show you what we are up to. Right now we’re looking for people in Engineering, Art, QA and Community. All of the specs are on the careers page.
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