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This topic contains 20 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by  kyotokid 13 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #2932

    boadle
    Participant

    Hi all,

    following on from Thursday nights announcement re: TKO, can anyone offer any confirmation on what is happening and when?

    As I understood it, TKO software (makers of MoH:Pearl Harbor) are opening an office in Dublin at the end of this month. They hope to create 110 jobs ultimately.

    Excitedly yours,

    Lewis

  • #10325

    Idora
    Participant

    Hi Boadle,

    I found the info here:

    http://www.igda.org/Forums/showthread.php?threadid=7577

    I posted a query asking much the same info as yourself, but have not received a reply yet. So, being the impatient and inquisitive soul that I am I’ve mailed them and am awaiting a reponse

    Also, TKO have posted the current positions elsewhere on THIS site, but not on their own.
    http://www.tko-software.com

    I spoke to EI about this and they said they’d spoken to TKO and were aware that they planned to open an office over here on January 6th, but hadn’t heard anything since.

    Tony

  • #10326

    boadle
    Participant

    Thanks Tony.

    Your last comment is slightly concerning?

    Lewis

  • #10327

    boadle
    Participant

    Tony,

    while I think of it, excellently organised event on Thursday. A credit to you, Aphra et al.

    Lewis

  • #10328

    Idora
    Participant

    I understand where you’re coming from but EI’s remit is more about fostering Irish businesses to develop and look abroad for export capability.

    It’s the IDA that should be more involved here, I think

  • #10329

    Idora
    Participant

    thanks, Lewis. Pretty happy about it myself!

    Did Ronny find you on the night?

  • #10330

    Skyclad
    Participant

    The original thread by TKO here:

    Link here

    Note they only arrived in the country a few days ago (though Kai-Peter did manage to make it to the igda launch!)

    Dave

  • #10331

    Idora
    Participant

    isn’t Kai-Peter from Mistaril, a Finnish company?

  • #10332

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Yup, sorry. That was my point.

  • #10333

    Idora
    Participant

    with you know, batman

  • #10494

    Nooptical
    Participant
  • #10545

    boadle
    Participant

    So when can we expect them to officially set up in their new offices?

  • #10546

    Skyclad
    Participant

    They are already in their offices in the Digital Hub, are are in the process of interviewing people.

    Dave

  • #10551

    boadle
    Participant

    Thanks Dave!

  • #10616

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Pinch away :)

    Department of Enterprise Trade and Employment
    http://www.entemp.ie/press04/20040224.htm

    The Digital Hub
    http://www.thedigitalhub.com/index.asp?do=notice&bid=1&itm=18

    Great news! Let’s hope TKO is the first of many.

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #10617

    Ronny
    Participant

    Thanks for bringing in the great news Ian!

    One problem though, the link to the Entemp article isn’t working. I would like to gather all possible information on this so could you possibly fix that for us all?

    Thanks, I went onto the site to find it but it wasn’t on the main page and I couldn’t find it as the search page wasn’t working…

    40 people over the next five years isn’t the 100 people in twelve months that we had been hearing, but it’s still fantastic news nonetheless.

    Here’s to another prosperous year for game development in Ireland. :)

  • #10619

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi Ronny,
    The link is working fine for me. Try right-clicking and opening in a new browser window.

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #10639

    boadle
    Participant

    Does anyone have a contact email for TKO’s Dublin HR dept?

    Thanks!

    Lewis

  • #10640

    ian_hannigan
    Participant
  • #10641

    boadle
    Participant

    Thanks Ian. I’ll pass the message on to my Java proficient buddies!

  • #10651

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Great news, maybe me missus can move back to Dublin soon – seems that they also initially want Marketing and Localisation types…good stuff :)

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