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This topic contains 16 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  Nooptical 12 years, 7 months ago.

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  • #3756

    omen
    Participant

    Red Ruckus for a DMA award???

  • #17476

    Nooptical
    Participant

    A who for a what award?

  • #17477

    omen
    Participant

    Red Ruckus – The winners of the irish heat of Dare To Be Digital from last year, are nominated for the Best Digital Games Developer of the Year in the Digital Media Awards. The story on home-page.

  • #17478

    Idora
    Participant

    let’s just say, as a judge for the awards, I had no control over who got to enter… but the final results were a fair reflection of the talent and hard work involved!

    In other words, Nephin Games took home the award for Best Digital Games Developer of the Year – and well deserved it was too

    Congrats to Alan Duggan and associates for a job well done

  • #17479

    Idora
    Participant

    to enter any/all categories in the competition all you have to is pay EUR 100 per category

  • #17482

    omen
    Participant

    They paid 100 euro!?

    Congrats to Nephin Games!

    Did Havok win?

  • #17498

    Idora
    Participant

    Did Havok win?[/quote:aebe6d538c] afraid not… they were in some weird category and nominated for Halo 2. I suspect the judges of that category hadn’t got a clue what they were looking at – but I could be wrong

  • #17502

    mal
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  • #17504

    Nooptical
    Participant

    They were nominated for best post production for Halo 2 or something weren’t they?

    Bit of a strange category for Havok to be nominated in….but hey….

  • #17505

    Omega’s Dust
    Participant

    A who for a what award? [/quote:bb0a09f638]

    LOL, you sure know how to sooth your way into a topic Noopti.

  • #17511

    Nooptical
    Participant

    “Diplomacy” isn’t my middle name…………….its John.

  • #17515

    Idora
    Participant

    the shortlisted finalists can be found here: http://www.digitalmedia.ie/shortlist.html

    Havok were in ‘Digital Post-Production’ – which does seem a bit strange alright, but I know the organisers wanted the games category reserved for indigenous Irish companies this year, i.e. no Microsoft nominations for games that were localised here but developed elsewhere, as happend previously – and Havok don’t qualify for the games category per se, as it falls under the Content heading. Instead they were put under Creativity

    (Let’s try and avoid the obvious argument of why the Content and Creativity categories are separate, shall we? :))

  • #17516

    Nooptical
    Participant

    i.e. no Microsoft nominations for games that were localised here but developed elsewhere, as happend previously [/quote:787e6a30b4]

    It would be a bit ridiculous for Microsoft Ireland to get a game development award for localising a game. Glad they changed that.

    Maybe there should be an award for middleware?

  • #17517

    omen
    Participant

    But Havok just just keep on winning then wouldn’t they :p

  • #17519

    Idora
    Participant

    It would be a bit ridiculous for Microsoft Ireland to get a game development award for localising a game. Glad they changed that.[/quote:2255001e65] they did last year, first time games were included in these awards. (Don’t think it was for best Game Developer though – I think Eirplay won that, didn’t they? It’s probably on the site). There was a bit of stink about it afterwards (rightly so), which was why they asked the IGDA to get involved this year

  • #17524

    Steph
    Participant

    the shortlisted finalists can be found here: http://www.digitalmedia.ie/shortlist.html

    Havok were in ‘Digital Post-Production’ – which does seem a bit strange alright.[/quote:8675f0fd97]

    I suppose the use of their physics plug-ins in 3D modelling/animation packages traditionally used to develop games but increasingly also used for movie/video special effects would qualify them under the ‘Post-Production’ heading, no?

  • #17530

    Nooptical
    Participant

    There was a bit of stink about it afterwards (rightly so), which was why they asked the IGDA to get involved this year[/quote:4b05cfc756]

    When there’s something strange, goin’ on at awards…
    Who ye gonna call………IGDA!!

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