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April 1, 2005 at 9:04 am #3935
just wondering if anyone who sent an app to dc-studios has heard anything back, cos i havnt… pm back if you want
April 1, 2005 at 9:29 am #19209
I mailed a CV to DC Studios global address, but no reply either.
I suspect muppetry is afoot.
April 1, 2005 at 9:49 am #19211
In fairness, the new studio STILL hasn’t been announced…
April 1, 2005 at 9:50 am #19212
I think there already is one in Dublin, no? Werent they on an RTE program?
April 1, 2005 at 9:54 am #19214
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….
April 1, 2005 at 9:56 am #19216
April 1, 2005 at 9:57 am #19217
Thats been there since the first rumours were ‘mooted’ here.
April 1, 2005 at 10:04 am #19218
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
April 1, 2005 at 10:16 am #19219
Perhaps they’re waiting on getting the office fully fitted before bringing prospective employees in for an interview?
April 1, 2005 at 10:20 am #19220
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
April 1, 2005 at 10:23 am #19223
It will be good to hear from them next friday, hear their plans etc.
April 1, 2005 at 10:24 am #19224
Can you impart any info on what they are developing in Dublin with regards to hardware ?? Or is that still secret ?
April 1, 2005 at 10:24 am #19225
If you have a game related company in ireland, you must join these forums :)
April 1, 2005 at 10:24 am #19227
If you have a game related company in ireland, you must join these forums[/quote:6b6e309ddf]
Else you get Hoffed
April 1, 2005 at 10:33 am #19228
Is this the so called “Rule 42” that is being mooted for change?
April 1, 2005 at 12:01 pm #19231
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! ]
April 1, 2005 at 12:04 pm #19232
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
April 1, 2005 at 12:10 pm #19233
auch, Nay botha wee laddie.
Let me know the gossip after the shindig y’all
April 1, 2005 at 12:19 pm #19236
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….
April 4, 2005 at 2:43 pm #19331
Anyone know if TKO will be in attendance too?
April 7, 2005 at 11:38 am #19470
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
April 7, 2005 at 12:12 pm #19474
How many do TKO employ over here now, does anyone know?
April 7, 2005 at 1:04 pm #19487
Unfortunately, you can remove Santa Cruz from the PC&Console category…
60 people were laid off, the office closed and the CEO resigned.
April 7, 2005 at 1:08 pm #19489
So does that mean TKO are currently only developing handheld/mobile content?
April 7, 2005 at 1:10 pm #19490
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.
April 7, 2005 at 1:14 pm #19493
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]
So they are down to about 40 people and no console\pc titles then?
April 7, 2005 at 4:00 pm #19530
Glasgow and Canada offices are for DC-Studios, not TKO. DC did not close any office.
April 7, 2005 at 4:37 pm #19537
Sorry…just scanned the posts and didn’t realise conversation had gone from DC to TKO.
April 8, 2005 at 9:57 am #19567
So does that mean TKO are currently only developing handheld/mobile content? [/quote:dc1550099c] yes
April 25, 2005 at 12:53 pm #20271
I’m still trying to establish contact with DC too.
April 25, 2005 at 1:00 pm #20272
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
April 25, 2005 at 5:08 pm #20283
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.
April 25, 2005 at 9:09 pm #20287
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..
May 2, 2005 at 9:42 am #20513
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?
May 2, 2005 at 11:46 am #20518
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.
May 2, 2005 at 11:48 am #20520
Over a million sold = sequel.
May 5, 2005 at 4:05 pm #20690
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…
May 5, 2005 at 4:10 pm #20691
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
August 15, 2005 at 11:46 am #23866
Ok, its been a few months, time to drag this topic up again….
Any news on DC Studios Dublin?
August 15, 2005 at 11:53 am #23869
I never heard anything back from them since anyways… think it was the end of February when I wrote them originally :( :?
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
August 15, 2005 at 12:23 pm #23872
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.
August 19, 2005 at 10:20 am #24013
“and soon Dublin, Ireland. ”
August 20, 2005 at 2:50 pm #24042
Any update on how the meeting/announcement that was scheduled for Fiday [yesterday] went?
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