Inertial Drift to be physically released in August

Inertial Drift will be released on PS4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC in both digital and physical format on Friday 7th August. The game by Level 91 Entertainment and PQube was made in Northern Ireland and has been developed with funding from Northern Ireland Screen.

The game is a one-on-one racing title with players using twin-stick controls to maintain the movement of their chosen vehicle. Players can select from 16 vehicles, all with different techniques and driving styles, to race across 20 different tracks.

Inertial Drift will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as single player in which players can hone skills against AI opponents and ghosts.

Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 applications are open

Pixel Mill Trainees 2020 is the new entrant scheme for aspiring video game developers. Northern Ireland Screen is looking for motivated individuals who want to develop a career in Northern Ireland’s thriving interactive sector. Are you a computer programmer with a passion for storytelling and creating digital worlds?

There are 3 places available for trainee video game developers and we expect a high level of competition. If you gain a place as a Pixel Mill Trainee, you will be given an 18-month contract (NMW/NLW) and have the opportunity to work on a range of video game and immersive projects. We will train and develop you for a career in the interactive industry and you will be assigned a senior industry mentor. You will be expected to work to tight deadlines, and you must be able to work flexibly.

Individuals applying should come from a software development background, but no specific academic qualifications are needed. However, you should be able demonstrate your ability and knowledge of a computer programming language through professional experience, personal projects or partaking in active development within the mod/indie community. More importantly we want people who can bring passion for making interactive content, be that video games or immersive, and have strong problem-solving skills.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the professional game development and immersive industry in Northern Ireland and gain hands-on experience in gameplay programming, game development and VR/AR content creation.

During the programme participants will be moved between studios so that they can maximise the experience of working on live projects and different workflows. Companies may be based in the Pixel Mill itself or at their own premises.

For more information, read our guidelines.

The deadline to apply is Thursday 28th May at 12 noon.

Click HERE to apply.

Video Game Marketing Workshops

Running from the 19th-21st May at 3pm. Sessions will last 1 hr and half with 60 minutes of talks and 30mins Q&A section.

Each session is as follows:

  • 19th May 3pm – Hannah Flynn, Communications Director, Fail Better Games – How to get the most out of your Steam page and other store fronts
  • 20th May 3pm – Pip Hoskins, Community Manager, No More Robots – Do’s and don’ts of community management
  • 21st May 3pm – Will Freeman, Freelance Video Game Journalist – How to work with video game journalists and the gaming press

The workshops will be held remotely.

If you are interested in participating in the workshops, please email Rory –