Gaming Oscars for Tipperary

What has been dubbed Ireland's first ever “Oscars” for the gaming industry takes place at LIT Tipperary today.

It's happening as part of the third level institution's annual Games Fleadh.

Now in its 8th year, the event also showcases the talents of Ireland's young programmers, as well as hosting gaming competitions across the campus.

Eight Irish and international computer gaming companies have been short-listed for awards.