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About Andrej – Author

Hello my name is Andrej, I’m 30 years old.

I’m currently doing a course at GTI in Game Development and Design.

In my spare time I like hanging out with my friends, watch movies, anime, NBA, UFC, going to gym, but most of my time I spent playing video games. I’ve started playing games since i was 8 years old, since the NES era.  I’ve temporally switched to PC in PS ONE era (graphics were way better than any console could do at the time) where i’ve played exclusively Counter-Strike 1.5-1.6 for 6-7 years. Come 2006 i’ve got captivated by consoles again and been playing on them since then. Was playing PS2 (best console of all time IMHO) and Xbox One (now it’s called Xbox original). Then one day I played Gears of War, which made me decide to buy an Xbox 360. I’ve been playing on Xbox live with my profile since 2007.

The genre of a game doesn’t matter to me. I play anything from FPS’s, Open world RPG’s to Shoot ‘Em ups, Tower defence games, etc, as long as the game is good. I also have a mild OCD, thus i always strive to get 100% (achievements, trophies) in my games. I consider a lot of games as an art, in terms of artistic design, sound, storytelling, etc. And also consider the gaming industry to be my passion and I hope to one day work in it.

I’m looking forward to writing game reviews for the Galway Gamer website. (Wanted to make it short, ended up with an essay.)

About Kate – Author


My name is Kate Drennan. I am 20 years old and I am currently doing the Games Development and Design course in Galway Technical Institute. I hope to study Games Design in GMIT next year.  I enjoy video games because they allow me to enter a brand new world and completely forget about the stress of reality. My favourite game ever is The Last of Us. I am looking forward to working on the Galway Gamer website for my work experience and hopefully I can develop skills that I can use in the future.

About Shane – Author

Hi my name is Shane Leonard, I am 20 years old and I will be working on this website as part of my games design and development course. My interests include gaming, music, video editing and soccer. I spend a lot of my free time playing video games, my favourite games that I have played are Fifa, Modern Warfare 2 and The Last of Us. I am doing this course to learn about all the aspects that go into making games and get practice in designing my own games so I will have learnt the basics before I go to college and start studying it in September.

About Hazel – Author

Hi guys! My name’s Hazel and I’m 19.

I’ve always been interested in games from a young age and was fascinated by how they are made. My favourite games are Shadow of the Colossus, The Last of Us, BioShock and many many more.

I’m currently studying Game Development and Design in GTI as an introduction which will lead me onto the path of having a gaming related career. The future is bright and the future is near!

About Ethan – Editor

Hello my name is Ethan and I am 17.

I play games in my free time, it just so happens that all my time is free time. My favourite game is Nier Automata and I have played a whole lot more from indie to Triple-A games. While Nier is my favourite game when it comes to story it isn’t the game I spent the most time with. I usually like to complete games 100% and devote a lot of my time to studying games like shooters or dark souls until I fully understand the mechanics.

I went into game design so I could use my experience to hopefully create something someone can enjoy.

About Pedro – Author

My name is Pedro Figueiredo, I am 19 and originally from Portugal.

I have had an interest in gaming from a very young age. I would play Pac-Man and Sonic on my dads old work computer. My favourite games includes Skyrim, R6 Siege, MW2, The Witcher 3 and many more. 

About Renato – Author

Hello Ladies and Gentlemen,

My name is Renato Relvas, and  I am 28 years old.

I’m Portuguese and have been in Ireland for the last 2 years.

I’ve been working as a Chef, for the past 5 years. Then I took a course on the subject and I am qualified now. Not good at pastry, though.

In my spare time I like to experiment with cooking. I also enjoy watching films and streams, and sometimes play video games. Not as much as I would love to, because the spare time that I have is not that much. Oh, and sleep, of course, I love to sleep.

So yeah, basically that’s a short understanding of who I am.


About Michael – Editor


My name is Michael Fylan and I am 20 years old.

I was chosen as the Editor for this website. I am very passionate about video games and spend a good amount of my free time playing video games, except right now of course. My favourite video game is Skyrim, I’ve been playing it for the last 8 years so it kind of has to be good now doesn’t it?

I am currently attending GTI where I am doing a course in Games Design and Development and I hope that by doing my work experience on this website, Galway Gamers, that it will help improve and hone my skills for the future.