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October 19, 2005 at 8:59 am #4684
Get adding yourselves!
October 19, 2005 at 9:29 am #26393
Wow its pretty detailed, they have the Isle of roy (donegal area) on it, thats a tiny island with about 4 houses on it.
October 19, 2005 at 10:03 am #26396
Wow its pretty detailed, they have the Isle of roy (donegal area) on it, thats a tiny island with about 4 houses on it.[/quote:186a1ad188]
Welcome to the world of maps.google.co.uk.
October 19, 2005 at 10:24 am #26397
not too many there.
October 19, 2005 at 11:36 am #26405
Thats why companies have to add themselves…it has updated since this morning, Last tiem I checked it was at 22 companies, I bet in will be over a hundred quite soon….
October 19, 2005 at 1:52 pm #26416
Thanks for the info, it looks very interesting!
I added CanDo in Belfast ( it’s a pity you can only pick a town, there doesn’t seem to be a way to specify an exact location ), which then gave me a bit of an incentive to update our website with a few of the 3D marketing games we have completed recently ( http://www.candointeractive.com ).
While I wouldn’t class us as a true hard-core game development company ( we do stick to interactive 3D though, and are currently working on medical, art, security and property projects: btw if you are a 3D artist, and have a bit of spare time to see if you would have an interest in interactive visualisation modelling, drop me a line – mal at candointeractive.com, and I can send you our in-house viewer to test… we may be looking to outsource some work in the very near future: NOTE modelling for real-time is not suitable / enjoyable for everyone ), I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of 3D games and game related projects we have delivered recently.
Having worked on a number of commercial and released games in the past, making smaller games, and more of them, can be equally as challenging, and in some ways more enjoyable, than working on a small section of one larger title. Although saying that, there’s nothing like the taste of console development!
October 19, 2005 at 1:59 pm #26417
Nice one Mal, the first one added in Ireland :)
October 19, 2005 at 2:05 pm #26418
Last tiem I checked it was at 22 companies, I bet in will be over a hundred quite soon….[/quote:62c7191a3d]
October 19, 2005 at 2:06 pm #26419
October 19, 2005 at 2:12 pm #26420
… never heard of Selatra before…[/quote:e7c29df34e]
http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/companies/viewcompany.php?article=16 – could do with being expanded a bit if selatra folks are indeed reading this thread :)
October 19, 2005 at 2:19 pm #26421
Thanks for link Skyclad.
Wasn’t aware Torc had two offices either… if nothing else this site is showing me how little I know about the current state of the gaming industry in Ireland….
October 19, 2005 at 2:20 pm #26422
The Selatra guys are global distributors of mobile games, rather then developers. They may be useful to contact if you have developed any mobile games.
This map could offer quite an interesting view on the Irish games industry landscape ( including all the various aspects of it – development, distribution etc ).
October 19, 2005 at 3:30 pm #26427
October 19, 2005 at 9:17 pm #26461
Hmmm, New Zealand’s not exactly ‘detailed’ on that map. That’s just not fair :)
October 19, 2005 at 9:37 pm #26462
It’s now hit 48 studios! Looks like it’s rapidly gaining interest. Will be interesting to see how it develops over the next few weeks.
October 21, 2005 at 4:35 pm #26526
About 35 of them are Ubisoft = gaaaaaaaaaay
October 22, 2005 at 3:10 pm #26533
About 35 of them are Ubisoft = gaaaaaaaaaay[/quote:d962969b1d]
I never knew Ubisoft had so many studios. Surely they can’t be using them all for development. Does anyone have any idea what they’re doing in places like Brittany or Casablanca?
If you worked for them then you’d certainly have the potential to see a lot of the world throughout your career.
October 23, 2005 at 1:13 pm #26536
Apparantly the founders of UbiSoft are from Brittany so thats why one of the offices is there. I’m guessing this one could even be the first of the Ubisoft offices!
October 24, 2005 at 9:02 am #26540
Just cause its a Monday:
Type ” french military victories” into Google and hit I’m feeling lucky.
October 24, 2005 at 9:17 am #26541
October 24, 2005 at 9:23 am #26542
try typing “failure” into google and hit im feeling lucky
October 24, 2005 at 2:06 pm #26556
I think the Casablanca office is a development one… not sure though. It’s what I heard from Ubi people in the past. But lots of companies are relocating to Maghreb. It’s a very common thing for IT (and particularly software development) companies. This is called onshore in contrast with the offshore when relocating to India for example.
The advantage of onshore are multiple:
– cost lot cheaper than Europe.
– culture not identical but similar to ours, at least a lot closer to India culture.
– for French companies, no problems of language, all Maghreb speak French.
– very good workforce (best students regularly come to the best engineering schools in France to get their degrees).
– Very near so easy to manage a project (2h-3h flights at most compared to incompatible work hours in Asia).
keeganb (how are you ? ;)), yes Ubi started in Brittany. Without being exhaustive (a book would be needed indeed), five brothers (adolescents) started reselling games software from their home around 1984. This was called Guillemot Software (name of the family). I personnally bought a lot of Commodore 64 games at that time, when it was very difficult to find games in shops and it was utterly expensive. They had a huge range of games starting at 15 euros for an audiotape game. They quickly realized that there was a huge market in publishing (they started this as soon as 1986 publishing Cinemaware beautiful games). Their first inhouse developed game was “Zombi”, a fabulous avdventure game on Amstrad CPC, icon driven, based on the classic horror films. Around 1988, all the company was established in an old castle. I know it since my executive editor was invited there for a chronicle about UBI (yes I was writing varied contributions for a real magazine back then). And then they quickly expanded later and settled in the suburbs of Paris (Montreuil) and they progressively invaded the world…
Sorry to hijack the trade… :)
October 24, 2005 at 3:05 pm #26564
October 24, 2005 at 3:06 pm #26565
hehe just found it… an order form from Guillemot back in 1986 :D
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October 24, 2005 at 3:08 pm #26566
Sorry Omen, try again :)
you were kinda quick on that one :D
October 24, 2005 at 3:10 pm #26567
My apologies :)
October 28, 2005 at 10:12 am #26848
139, and still no Core Design
October 31, 2005 at 9:54 am #26870
I wouldn’t want to sully the map :p
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