Clondalkin animator launches new PlayStation game
By Maurice Garvey
CLONDALKIN animator Christopher Conlan will launch his new adventure game on PlayStation on November 22.
Greenpark native Conlan (28) and Ben Clavin formed Pewter Games Studio in 2013 and have seen their company win a slew of industry awards in a short time.
In 2015, the pair were named Dublin’s Best Young Entrepreneur – winning €10,000 in ‘Best Business Idea’ category.
The prize fund was for Pewter Games Studio’s first game The Little Acre – which is set to launch on PlayStation later this month.
Little Acre is an innovative hand-drawn point-and-click animation adventure set in the 1950s.
The story-led adventure game is the first to use “unique transitions to an isometric perspective” in gameplay.
It features a unique point-and-click adventure style, which follows the story of Lily and her father Aidan, who find themselves transported to a strange world filled with adventure, humour and fantasy.
Former Moyle Park student Christopher attended Ballyfermot College of Further Education and DIT.
He met Clavin whilst studying for a Master’s Degree in Digital Games, during which they created several small games.
Seeing the potential in their craft, the two decided to establish a studio in Dublin 8, and have gradually grown the business to employ nine people.
Pewter Games Studios are supported by the National Digital Research Centre and Enterprise Ireland.