In a significant announcement that made prime time television news on Irish terrestrial television Goa has announced it is to create 400 jobs in Dublin wih the support of the IDA.

Goa Games Services Ltd. is the online games division of French telecommunications company Orange and is owned by France Telecom. Their Dublin office is based in the Digital Hub and is already involved in localisation. This expansion will see the company moving into ‘customer and operations support for European countries in five different languages.’

Goa was mentioned in our ‘local heroes’ feature here on back in 2007 when we noted that they were involved in localising titles such as Warhammer: Age of Reckoning, from Dublin.

Other products include Dark Age of Camelot and a new portal

We wish them well with this expansion and hopefully other good things will come from this development.

If you are interested in the jobs there is a link on one of their websites already so you know where to go to keep an eye on developments –