Santa V Banker Launching

Another Irish game release. Affinity Tech Group Ltd are launching of their new side scrolling platform pursuit game called “Santa Vs Banker”

“Help Santa outsmart his evil banker as he attempts to repossess his toys on Xmas eve. He blasts Santa’s sleigh out of the sky. The player’s mission is to help Santa retrieve all the presents in time for delivery to the children of the world on Xmas Day”!

This recession themed socially aware game has attracted the attention of Seattle based casual game giant BigFish games. The company have signed a distribution agreement with Affinity that
will see their game played in over 150 countries worldwide.

Bigfish have millions of downloads per month across the
globe on several different platforms. The company has signed contracts for another Affinity release called “Joe Vs Banker”
which is due for release in January 2013. An Taoiseach Enda Kenny played this game and found it “Hilarious”

Affinity have also signed a distribution agreement with New York based gaming heavyweight Oberon Media which supply titles to EA games, Microsoft Games, Virgin, AT&T and Orange network. The company has signed up 5 pipeline from Affinity.

Gary Carr CEO and the team at Affinity are very excited to be the first company in the Republic to be partners with Bigfish.

The game will be officially launched in the Digital Hub in Crane Street at 4.00pm on Wednesday

Affinity Tech Group Ltd are a High Potential Client of Enterprise Ireland!

Game opening shot:

Game-play footage:

Charity Indie Gamecraft

Next Tues, 11th December 2012 a number of indie companies are taking part in a charity GameCraft.

For one day only, some of the most excellent companies in the Irish game development scene will be making sparkly game development magic happen in various offices around Ireland, and streaming the event live for your entertainment.

From 9am to 6pm on Tuesday 11th of December, watch some of Ireland’ best known Indie game developers flounder about as they try to make a game from scratch in just 9 hours!

That would be a great thing in and of itself, but there’s more! In the spirit of Christmas, they’re offering you an incredible opportunity to imbue within yourself a feeling of enormous well-being. “How”, I hear you cry. Simple. Give them your money…and then they’ll give it to charity. All of it. Every last kind penny. To the ISPCA to be specific. By donating you will also get all the games made during the day and P-3 Biotic from BatCat Games

So make a puppy/kitten/horse thing happy. Tune in online next Tuesday and join in the festivities. See for more.

Some of the developers involved (alphabetically):

BatCat Games
BitSmith Games
Bright Head Games Studio
Elaine Reynolds
John Kelly
Giant Oak Studios
Super Quest