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This topic contains 42 replies, has 12 voices, and was last updated by  jediboy 12 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #3935

    keyo
    Participant

    just wondering if anyone who sent an app to dc-studios has heard anything back, cos i havnt… pm back if you want

  • #19209

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I mailed a CV to DC Studios global address, but no reply either.

    I suspect muppetry is afoot.

  • #19211

    omen
    Participant

    In fairness, the new studio STILL hasn’t been announced…

  • #19212

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I think there already is one in Dublin, no? Werent they on an RTE program?

    Scope maybe…

  • #19214

    omen
    Participant

    RTE…dunno, its hard getting the reception over here.

    Its been announced on their website too, but I think Tony was supposed to be making the official announcement and I don’t think its come yet, although I could be wrong. Maybe its coming next Friday evening….

  • #19216

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    “DC Studios has immediate vacancies worldwide in Montreal, Canada, Dublin, Ireland and the UK. Please click here to apply”

    http://www.dc-studios.com/

  • #19217

    omen
    Participant

    Thats been there since the first rumours were ‘mooted’ here.

  • #19218

    keyo
    Participant

    the ‘immediate’ thing had my hopes up for an immediate answer… will wait and see… thanks for the feedback guys… glad to know im not the only one whos been awaiting some communication back

  • #19219

    omen
    Participant

    Perhaps they’re waiting on getting the office fully fitted before bringing prospective employees in for an interview?

  • #19220

    Idora
    Participant

    Its been announced on their website too, but I think Tony was supposed to be making the official announcement and I don’t think its come yet, although I could be wrong. Maybe its coming next Friday evening…. [/quote:b230656b3e] was supposed to come from IDA and DC Studios themselves. Regardless, the studio in Dublin is up and running and Paul Middleton will be speaking at the Shindig next week

  • #19223

    Nooptical
    Participant

    It will be good to hear from them next friday, hear their plans etc.

  • #19224

    omen
    Participant

    Can you impart any info on what they are developing in Dublin with regards to hardware ?? Or is that still secret ?

  • #19225

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    New rule?:

    If you have a game related company in ireland, you must join these forums :)

  • #19227

    omen
    Participant

    If you have a game related company in ireland, you must join these forums[/quote:6b6e309ddf]

    Else you get Hoffed

  • #19228

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Is this the so called “Rule 42” that is being mooted for change?

  • #19231

    Idora
    Participant

    Else you get Hoffed [/quote:86f8a25733] but if they join they have to get Hoffed anyway!!

    [ Pete McNally, you have a lot to answer for! ]

  • #19232

    Idora
    Participant

    Can you impart any info on what they are developing in Dublin with regards to hardware ?? Or is that still secret ? [/quote:0d51c4374f] I could, but as an announcement has yet to be made I may be breaching a confidence. So I’ll play it safe and leave it to Paul to mention next week at the Shindig

    What I will say is that they had 2 projects to do here in Dublin – one was a definite and the second would only go ahead of they could get the right staff

  • #19233

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    auch, Nay botha wee laddie.

    Let me know the gossip after the shindig y’all

  • #19236

    Nooptical
    Participant

    You went from a scottish twang to a kind of south central one there…….well done Kyoto! ;)

    Looking forward to hearing the announcement next week, its good that the community on this small island is beginning to grow more and more….

  • #19331

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Anyone know if TKO will be in attendance too?

  • #19470

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    This is from TKO’s power point presentation for Dare to be Digital Ireland:

    Founded in 2002
    More than 100 employees located across 3 studios

    PC & Console – Santa Cruz, California, USA
    Handheld – Dallas, Texas, USA
    Wireless – Dublin, Ireland
    [/quote:ca7b20346a]

  • #19474

    Nooptical
    Participant

    How many do TKO employ over here now, does anyone know?

    Just curious….

  • #19487

    bomberman
    Participant

    Unfortunately, you can remove Santa Cruz from the PC&Console category…
    60 people were laid off, the office closed and the CEO resigned.

  • #19489

    Nooptical
    Participant

    So does that mean TKO are currently only developing handheld/mobile content?

  • #19490

    omen
    Participant

    Well they have the Glasgow office that was doing mobile stuff last I heard. Their main office is in Canada. Think they do a bit of everything there, but definitely console.

  • #19493

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Unfortunately, you can remove Santa Cruz from the PC&Console category…
    60 people were laid off, the office closed and the CEO resigned. [/quote:6403934902]

    uh-oh.

    So they are down to about 40 people and no console\pc titles then?

  • #19530

    bomberman
    Participant

    Glasgow and Canada offices are for DC-Studios, not TKO. DC did not close any office.

  • #19537

    omen
    Participant

    Sorry…just scanned the posts and didn’t realise conversation had gone from DC to TKO.

  • #19567

    Idora
    Participant

    So does that mean TKO are currently only developing handheld/mobile content? [/quote:dc1550099c] yes

  • #20271

    boadle
    Participant

    I’m still trying to establish contact with DC too.

  • #20272

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I am still unclear of the details of the new studio – when does it open

    Will they try and get Irish\peopleliving in Ireland staff first or keep with their current crappy advert going (the one about positions available around the world including Ireland)?

    ….a local website may help too

    gah, I hate being in the dark

  • #20283

    KarmA
    Participant

    TKO have 2 main offices, Dallas (handheld games) and Dublin (mobile phone games).

    We (Dublin) are situated in the old MLE building on 2nd floor. We have 14 working in this office.

    From what I know, DC studios are due to set up an office in this building soon. From working in the building, I have seen no office yet.

    BoulderMedia are moving into this building also. They will be on the second floor as well.

    Riverdeep are due to move in as well in 2 weeks or so to the 3rd floor.

  • #20287

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well as you know the IDA/DCU official announcement was made the Tues after the shindig and as far as I know management are in the process of moving over to live etc..

    as far as recruiting goes I don’t know any more…will let you know as soon as I do tho..I think they will recruit experienced staff from anywhere, Ireland or abroad..

    Aphra.

  • #20513

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    DC STUDIOS, the Glasgow computer games developer, has acquired the rights to the sequel to the top-selling State of Emergency game from collapsed rival Vis Entertainment.

    DC has signed an agreement with administrator Tenon Recovery and State of Emergency Development, owner of the rights to the game. DC will complete the development of State of Emergency 2 and arrange a publishing deal for the game and any further sequels.[/quote:19d8f58020]

    Intro project for the Dublin DC Studio – complete an alpha stage game? You wouldnt need many staff….

    Or is it too soon?

  • #20518

    peter_b
    Participant

    i still find it surprising that a sequel to SOE is being made, the first one was a good laugh after the pub and a few pints, but after 2-3 hours(playing soberly) seems a bit routine and linear.

  • #20520

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Over a million sold = sequel.

  • #20690

    Paxalor
    Participant

    I too am waiting to hear back from DC-Studios… has anyone contacted them by phone or email? Theres some contact numbers on their main page Im gona try…

  • #20691

    Idora
    Participant

    as far as recruiting goes I don’t know any more…will let you know as soon as I do tho..I think they will recruit experienced staff from anywhere, Ireland or abroad..[/quote:1ddce4929a]with the emphasis on experience

  • #23866

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Ok, its been a few months, time to drag this topic up again….

    Any news on DC Studios Dublin?

  • #23869

    keyo
    Participant

    I never heard anything back from them since anyways… think it was the end of February when I wrote them originally :( :?

    edit:
    there was something in the irish times business section about them around june or so , an ida report saying that 30/40 or so jobs had been created at dc, similar figure for tko

  • #23872

    aphra
    Keymaster

    we have Pavel looking into it. Apparently a company they were working with went under and effected them quite badly. We are trying to establish the full story and when they get back to us or we find out more we will publish the story.

    Aphra.

  • #24013

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #24042

    jediboy
    Participant

    Any update on how the meeting/announcement that was scheduled for Fiday [yesterday] went?

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