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This topic contains 17 replies, has 11 voices, and was last updated by  subedei 9 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #6365

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #39180

    CianMCL
    Participant

    well what do i have to say about this. there is very little oppertunities given to irish companies because of a lack of work. keepin this lcience in ireland would provide jobs for irish developers and maybe would help the irish industry. the good thing if it was developed here you would get people who are generally intrested in the game and would have played it for a majority of their lives. when it comes to ea games they are reconisable sports. american football has been in many hollywood films so the sport is well known about but gaelic games ehhhhh…..wind that shakes the barley is the only one i can think of. as for the screenshot there it is not impressive at all. it still looks like a release game. granted its 15 aside but the ps2 is capable of so much more if they were bothered to spend time at it. ps2 has been around for a while now so i think developers know of what not to do on it. its possible this game will shift many units but it will not be a critical success.

    plus any1 gettin trouble to go on to their page?

  • #39181

    anthony
    Participant

    I wonder how the control system will work – maybe like ice hockey I guess – hurling moves at a v.fast pace so it would want to be very reactive.

    I’d imagine that it wouldn’t sell enough for EA to want to get involved.

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #39182

    CianMCL
    Participant

    only irish communities outside ireland have heard of hurling. and i doubt it wud be available there. like imagine on the front of the foorball box a pic of mattie forde fallin outta a niteclub in scotland(true story). the athletes aint reconisable enough for people outside this country

  • #39184

    John Kelly
    Participant

    Isn’t this the same company that made the rubbish Gaelic football game? Also wasn’t an Irish company working on the football game when the GAA sold the licence to this Australian company? I cant remember many details, perhaps someone with a better memory for this kind of thing could shed some light?

  • #39186

    subedei
    Participant

    "only irish communities outside ireland have heard of hurling"

    Not exactly true, I know most English know of the game, any I have talked to about it, they just wouldnt know the name but when said they remember. The Austalians and the New Zealanders seem to know of it as well, tho I have only talked to a few of those.

    A real shame it isnt been made here tho.

  • #39187

    mal
    Participant

    This might be an interesting question that their publisher might have asked…

    Is there a games company currently residing in Ireland that could have developed that 3D game ( and being able to show proof, eg an already released game, experience with console development etc ).

    Of course, there are plenty of teams that could potentially create that game, but publishers prefer proof over potential – we still don’t have a company that has developed even a single A ( never mind AAA ) title, and put it in a box.

    While we have world-class leaders of middleware technology, we seem to fall down on the actual game development end of things.

    Just playing the devils advocate :P
    Mal

  • #39188

    niallcusack
    Participant

    I hope it isn’t as abysmal as the football game.

    I wish they’d get an Irish developer to make these games. You’d think now that the Wii has sold bucket loads somebody would pitch a Wii Hurling game. It would be the perfect platform on which to build a decent simulation of the real thing.

  • #39189

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Isn’t this the same company that made the rubbish Gaelic football game? Also wasn’t an Irish company working on the football game when the GAA sold the licence to this Australian company? I cant remember many details, perhaps someone with a better memory for this kind of thing could shed some light?[/quote:1c85d34726]

    see previous feature on gd.ie about the Irish company who had the license for a while and one perspective on what happened.
    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/features/viewfeature.php?article=129

    Aphra.

  • #39190

    Ronny
    Participant

    I heard this game mentioned on the radio the other day so it’s getting some coverage. It may be a poor game, but it’s a stepping stone in getting Irish sports out there. At least now it can be said there’s a game that covers it.

    "only irish communities outside ireland have heard of hurling"

    Not exactly true, I know most English know of the game[/quote:313fd68835]
    Really? Most English people I know don’t even know what gaelic football is. Then again Brighton doesn’t usually follow social norms! In my experience they have a vague idea of its existence, but not anymore than that. I must admit that even though I’m from Belfast, I don’t have a clue what hurling is. Until today I thought it was called hurley.. but apparently that’s the stick.

  • #39192

    CianMCL
    Participant

    it really depends on what county your from. a football county or a hurlin county. luckly im from a county that preforms shit in each so i know of the sports since i used to play untill i discoved beer:P:P

  • #39193

    anthony
    Participant

    This might be an interesting question that their publisher might have asked…

    Is there a games company currently residing in Ireland that could have developed that 3D game ( and being able to show proof, eg an already released game, experience with console development etc ).

    Of course, there are plenty of teams that could potentially create that game, but publishers prefer proof over potential – we still don’t have a company that has developed even a single A ( never mind AAA ) title, and put it in a box.

    While we have world-class leaders of middleware technology, we seem to fall down on the actual game development end of things.

    Just playing the devils advocate Razz
    Mal[/quote:1eae1cc2d3]

    Good point Mal,

    But isn’t this kind of a problem with the Industry?

    You need the experience to get the job but not many places are willing to give you a chance to get it.

    ( So everyone ends up in England )
    :P

    @anthonycosgrave

  • #39194

    Max Marshall
    Participant

    But isn’t this kind of a problem with the Industry?

    You need the experience to get the job but not many places are willing to give you a chance to get it.
    :P [/quote:057b6e69ad]

    That’s the age old paradox which affects many people in (and or trying to get into) the games industry: You must have experience to get experience!

    Also, that point you made Mal is very accurate, and it looks a long way off before there will be any Studio (other than a mobile or casual game developer) to release a game title and sell it. (If I’m wrong here, somebody please point it out)

  • #39195

    aphra
    Keymaster

    unfortunately Max and Mal you are probably right at the moment. Things are very quiet on the industry front apart from middleware and customer/community support.

    Aphra.

  • #39196

    Pete
    Participant

    I suppose the good thing about this hurling game is that it may encourage an uptake of the real life sport.

    I promise……THIS GAME WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO HURL :twisted: :wink:

  • #39197

    mal
    Participant

    > I promise……THIS GAME WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO HURL

    LMAO :P

  • #39199

    Ronny
    Participant

    I promise……THIS GAME WILL MAKE YOU WANT TO HURL :twisted: :wink:[/quote:c2c9dd74a4]
    Good one, biy. :P

  • #39206

    subedei
    Participant

    Then again Brighton doesn’t usually follow social norms! [/quote:56748fe68d]

    LOL aggreed.

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