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  • #3010

    Anonymous

    I was browsing through the Game Dev company listings on Gamasutra trying to find out how many game dev companies are operating out of Ireland now and i saw funcom listed.

    Are they not long gone?

    Also are Microsoft doing anything in Ireland even localisation?

    Brian

  • #10726

    Anonymous

    Funcom left Ireland a good few years back now.
    as far as Im aware Microsoft do localisation but not on the games front.

  • #10730

    Anonymous

    currently, there are 16 games companies active in the Republic (and one in the North I am aware of) with 300 employees between them

    Microsoft do most of their European localisation for games in Leopardstown

  • #10732

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    What Microsoft have in Leopardstown is their sound department for Microsoft Games Studios.

    Jamie

  • #10763

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    I got to interview Funcom just before they closed – no I’d nothing to do with it – that was the summer of 2001

    Aphra.

  • #10764

    Anonymous

    Jamie, is that new audio or localised audio they do?

    also, heard from the IDA yesterday that Microsoft also host some of their online games here also

  • #10765

    Anonymous
  • #10768

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    hey Mark..I’m trying to get them into the country, not out…

    ..you might be interested in this news…from Professional Ireland

    ‘In other broadband news, both Esat BT and UTV Internet have
    reduced their monthly rates, to less than EU30 in the latter case.
    For a flat EU29.99, following a EU99 set-up fee, consumers and
    businesses can avail of UTV Internet’s DSL service, Clicksilver.
    Esat BT has cut the price of its DSL offering to EU33.15 for
    subscribers to its telephone service and EU39 for standalone
    customers. These cuts follow the recent reduction by Eircom of the wholesale fees it charges other operators to use its network.’

    not sure about geographical availability on these services though..

    does anyone know anything about this crowd?

    http://www.mediasat.ie/

    Aphra.

  • #10771

    Anonymous

    Ive been in contact with a crowd in Derry that I can get to sort out at work as it has line of site to their mast in Derry. Its using wireless microwave to introduce broadband to Donegal …more specifically inishowen. The government has forgotten us but the corporate machine will always need its wheels oiled.

    Problem is I have no line of site to a mast from my houseso Im stuck with an ISDN service from Eircom that spends AT LEAST 2 days a month down – no phonecalls OR net access.

    Eircom don’t do broadband up here. UTV don’t touch here. Esat don’t touch here. The government don’t touch here.

    Someday we’ll rise up and demand equal rights!

  • #10772

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    vote Mark in the Local and European elections and bring broadband to Donegal!

    Aphra.

  • #10773

    Anonymous

    hey all,

    microsoft do localise games in ireland –

    halo was localised here
    (just check the credits in game
    – i can smell your disbelief from here)

    :)

  • #10786

    Anonymous

    Radical also do their localisation in Ireland too, Hulk and Simpson’s Hit and Run, etc….

  • #10788

    Anonymous

    hi Lynchman,

    do you have any more info on Radical – e.g. where they do it? Is it outsourced to someone over here or do they manage it themselves, etc.

  • #10951

    Anonymous

    I used to work at Funcom, they closed down in 2001 (around June I think). It was through no real fault of the Dublin office, the parent company in Norway ran into financial difficulties when Anarchy Online went over schedule and they decided to close the Dublin studio down. There was one Xbox game in development, IGN still have a preview of it here: http://xbox.ign.com/articles/136/136599p1.html
    and another online adventure-type game in early development.

  • #10953

    Anonymous

    Ive been in contact with a crowd in Derry that I can get to sort out at work as it has line of site to their mast in Derry. Its using wireless microwave to introduce broadband to Donegal …more specifically inishowen. The government has forgotten us but the corporate machine will always need its wheels oiled.

    Problem is I have no line of site to a mast from my houseso Im stuck with an ISDN service from Eircom that spends AT LEAST 2 days a month down – no phonecalls OR net access.

    Eircom don’t do broadband up here. UTV don’t touch here. Esat don’t touch here. The government don’t touch here.

    Someday we’ll rise up and demand equal rights! [/quote:f22389c975]

    I’m in Dublin about 1k from an enabled exchange and I can’t get broadband either due to problems with my line. My line is a new one in a new house. So if you think you are frustrated….

  • #10961

    Anonymous

    Have you seen about the Broadband via blimp idea?

    http://www.dslreports.com/shownews/37513

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