Developing computer games and off-the-shelf software



New technologies have changed the way people play games, offering exciting opportunities for the software, video games and interactive entertainment industries in Northern Ireland and right across the world.

This guide provides an overview of the computer games and software industries, offering information and links for individuals wishing to set up a games or software company, or for companies aiming to break into the games or software industries.

It also highlights the role of research and development (R&D) in gaming and software sectors and issues around translation, localisation, intellectual property and regulation in the software and gaming industries.