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Irish start-up 'Pewter Games Studios' takes Dublin crown in Ireland's Best Young Entrepreneur

Published 09/10/2015 | 11:27

Christopher Conlan of Dublin-based games company 'Pewter Games Studios' has been named Dublin's Best Young Entrepreneur at the county finals of the competition.

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Conlan was competing in the 'Best New Idea' category for the studio's innovative new computer game 'The Little Acre'.

With the €10,000 prize for 'Best New Idea' under his belt, Conlan went on scoop the overall prize of Dublin's Best Young Entrepreneur, beating out applicants in three categories from four consistences across the county.

Conlan and the game will go on to represent Dublin in the competition at the regionals.

Speaking to Independent.ie, Conlan said he is "thrilled" with the win.

"It's taken us a lot of hard work to get this far, and to be reminded of the progress we've made is great".

"I'm now looking forward to the regionals".

Conlan scooped the prize with Pewter Games Studio's first game, Little Acre. The game features hand-drawn animation in an innovative, point-and-click adventure set in the 1950s. The game is the first to use "unique transitions to an isometric perspective" in gameplay.

The charming, story-led game is Ireland's first Xbox One game.

Speaking at the event, Dublin mayor Críona Ní Dhálaigh said she was "delighted" at the level of talent coming from the Dublin regions of the competition.

"It's important - for the county and country's recovery".

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