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This topic contains 13 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #3960

    peter_b
    Participant

    heard a rumour a games company is to open in cork very soon.
    specialising in porting existing games to mobile handsets.
    using brew etc.

    more when i hear

  • #19473

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Cool, keep us updated if you get more info! :)

  • #19495

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I heard this just today regrading VIS:

    “Yes, that’s right, just heard that they’ve gone into liquidation. 1pm – meeting off-site, 1:30pm – everyone waiting outside to get their belongings.”

  • #19497

    Ronny
    Participant

    I heard this just today regrading VIS:

    “Yes, that’s right, just heard that they’ve gone into liquidation. 1pm – meeting off-site, 1:30pm – everyone waiting outside to get their belongings.” [/quote:2fe6b2be97]
    Out of curiousity Ivan, why exactly is there such a loathing between Vis and Vis Sci? Is it anything to do with the name or because you’re both in Dundee? Been wondering for a while… :confused:

  • #19504

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I think its that each company is full of ex-employees with horror stories of the other…oh and that vissci whooped them in wolfenstein competition.

    3 people have now added to the ‘VIS are closing’ rumour

  • #19507

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #19508

    John Dennehy
    Participant

    Hi,

    Upstart Games is setting up a Cork office and two employees are confirmed to start shortly. Positions were recently advertised on irishjobs.ie. Initially, the work will primarily revolve around porting games to J2ME, Brew and imode from reference builds created in Dublin or Tokyo.

    There will be further opening for developers over the coming months. Again, these will primarily be involved in porting. Skills required are a love of games and an excellent knowledge of C, C++. J2ME would be an advantage as would experience with 3D engines.

    John Dennehy
    Upstart

  • #19509

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Nice one! :D
    Best of luck with that…..

  • #19511

    peter_b
    Participant

    i shall be dropping an email with the old c.v.

    sounds like a great opportunity.

  • #19512

    peter_b
    Participant

    out of interest john, where are ye setting up in cork or is it to be confirmed at a future date.

    its great to see, now theres going to be 2 mobile developers in cork.

    the industry is really on the up turn, mobile games is a very profitable business indeed.

  • #19513

    John Dennehy
    Participant

    I believe that there are very talented staff in the area but very few opportunities locally. I hope that this is a correct assumption.

    Cork also has certain advantages over Dublin, and with offices in both locations we can attract the best talent to work in their preferred area.

  • #19515

    peter_b
    Participant

    john could you actually check your pm.
    thanks.

  • #19544

    gizmo
    Participant

    Gee, Aphra was definitly right, there is a massive increase in the amount of Mobile game developers setting up shop around…

  • #19546

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sometimes Gizmo, sometimes..

    thanks John for letting us know about this development in UpStart

    some of your Dublin colleagues are down to attend tomorrow night so I am sure people will be seeking them out…god bless name badges and a full list of attendees will be available to everyone..

    Aphra.

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