SilverFish is a software development studio that specialises in Serious Games for emerging software and hardware platforms. We also offer web and app development services at competitive costs.
The company was established in June 2011 by Dr Therese Charles who quickly assembled a lean, multi-talented, and highly qualified core team that can adapt rapidly to emerging markets and new technologies. SilverFish is a young, talented company backed by a very experienced board and employees have been recruited on the basis that they thrive on technical, unique challenges. These qualities of the business along with the expertise of the staff have enabled SilverFish to engage in some very unique and innovative business opportunities.
Therese is the CEO and the founder of SilverFish Studios. Therese believes that imagination is the greatest gift we have and gaming is one of the best ways to feed our imagination and continue to create wonderfully entertaining experiences. Therese has a PhD in Computer Science, (Digital Games) from the University of Ulster.
In addition to Therese, the senior team at SilverFish Studios comprises Debbie Rankin, Lead Technical Architect, and Chris Hanna, Senior Programmer. Debbie has previously worked as a Software Engineer in the textile manufacturing industry and in software localisation. Debbie has a Ph.D in Computing and Engineering (Biometrics and Image Processing) from the University of Ulster. Chris has previous experience working as a Software Engineer for a major global software firm. Chris has a Ph.D in Computing and Engineering (Computational Intelligence) from the University of Ulster.
SilverFish is also supported by an Advisory Board that includes members from both the business and academic communities. From business, we are delighted to work with Mr. Bobby Farren from Farren Consulting and the former Director of Enterprise Northern Ireland & Marketing Manager of Start a Business Programme and Mr. Niall McGinnis, Director of BDA Ltd. From academia, we have the pleasure of working with Prof Colin Fyfe, School of Computing, University of the West of Scotland. Prof Roger Austin, School of Education, University of Ulster and Prof Barbara Pierscionek, Associate Dean of The Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing, Kingston University, London.