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  • #4208

    Anonymous

    Was talking to a colleague of mine about this new GAA game that’s in development. Can anyone recall where the thread for this discussion was? I seem to remember the issue was addressed on these boards some time ago.

    To our legal eagles, am I right in assuming the game would not use official team names and players, as one-off / royalty payments to these teams would complicate their amateur status?

    Lewis

  • #21925

    Anonymous

    The story way back when was that there were 2 GAA games. One had the backing of the GAA and one had the backing of the Players Association. So I guess one of them would have had real pitch and possibly team names, but not player names, while the other would have fake pitches, real teams and real players?

  • #21928

    Anonymous

    Thanks Damo. Any Idea where the thread is?

  • #21935

    Anonymous

    Haha….I went to General and picked a random page and found it first go :)

    http://www.gamedevelopers.ie/forums/viewtopic.php?t=119

  • #21936

    Anonymous

    Looks like Skyclad is the man to talk to about it. He seemed to have inside information at the time.

  • #21937

    Aphra K
    Keymaster

    wasn’t it being made by a company in Australia for Sony? They were going to reuse an Aussie rules engine..

    should be nearly finished by now..

    Aphra.

  • #21938

    Anonymous

    Thankyou all.

  • #21945

    Anonymous

    should be nearly finished by now.[/quote:5795119204]
    I think I remember reading that the game had been canned. May actually have seen the news on these boards, can’t find it though. Realistically, would it even sell one copy outside of Ireland?

    It’s a shame, I think it could make for an exciting game. Or at least something different from the onslaught of EA Sports titles.

  • #21947

    Anonymous

    They should bill it as a Fantasy sport rather than an irish sport :)
    If you can sell quiddich….
    Get EA to publish it and I’m sure the marketing department could make a go of it. See EA do have their uses :)

  • #21949

    Anonymous

    They should bill it as a Fantasy sport rather than an irish sport :)
    If you can sell quiddich….
    Get EA to publish it and I’m sure the marketing department could make a go of it. See EA do have their uses :)[/quote:f21d0ebdfd]
    EA Presents….

    An exciting game where the evil leprechauns are plotting to win the salmon of knowledge from the local drunks. Play for pride, honour, and pride..!

  • #21961

    Anonymous

    If you can sell quiddich….
    Get EA to publish it and I’m sure the marketing department could make a go of it. See EA do have their uses :)[/quote:540d7e8061]have my eyes deceived me?!! or did you just kind sorta compliment EA?!!!!!!!!!!

  • #22093

    Anonymous

    I was working for a while on a GAA related project and met with senior members of both the GAA and EA sports. I would like to write an article for this site about the experience would anyone be interested in reading it? who should I contact on this site for advice how to submit the work etc?

  • #22094

    Anonymous

    I was working for a while on a GAA related project and met with senior members of both the GAA and EA sports. I would like to write an article for this site about the experience would anyone be interested in reading it? who should I contact on this site for advice how to submit the work etc?[/quote:336268b874]

    yeah tis worth a read alright. skyclad can probably hook ya up.

  • #22095

    Anonymous

    Hi Lewis,

    To add to what others have said. It was also my understanding that the ‘project’ went south to Aus to be done by a company with an Aussie rules engine. There was an Irish company looking to do the work but it went abroad for probably more than one reason. I think that Irish company does still have the rights to player’s names etc through the GPA so not sure how that might affect the game. Obviously, a GAA game without player’s names wouldn’t have the same impact.

    Alan

    Was talking to a colleague of mine about this new GAA game that’s in development. Can anyone recall where the thread for this discussion was? I seem to remember the issue was addressed on these boards some time ago.

    To our legal eagles, am I right in assuming the game would not use official team names and players, as one-off / royalty payments to these teams would complicate their amateur status?

    Lewis[/quote:96d2e1d701]

  • #22098

    Anonymous

    have my eyes deceived me?!! or did you just kind sorta compliment EA?!!!!!!!!!![/quote:d2ee73d2e4]
    Gotta hand it to them, their marketing is second to none.

    And I’ve been playing Battlefield and battlefield 2, really quite good

  • #22587

    Jamie Mc
    Keymaster

    I think that Irish company does still have the rights to player’s names etc through the GPA so not sure how that might affect the game. [/quote:87b55ae598]

    Pooka Games (now gone) had the original licence for the GAA title but as far as I heard, it never went anywhere past the prototype stage (for funding) and the licence reverted back to the GAA. It was my understanding that indeed Sony had bought the licence for the official GAA game, which was being developed by one of their Australian studios who had created some Aussie rules titles , but I was also under the assumption that the GPA title was more along the line of a Championship Manager kind of game.

    Jamie

  • #22591

    Anonymous
  • #22593

    Anonymous

    Would it really make a difference if the game didn’t have real team names? (As far as I know) none of the teams actually have a nickname. It’s not like you’d be playing as the Manchester Devils or London Blues. It would still be Antrim, Donegal, Armagh, etc.

  • #22949

    Anonymous

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