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10/09/2007 at 7:12 pm #6266AnonymousInactive
i was wondering if anyone had any information about any games developing compaines in northern rieland.
i am in my sixth year of school and looking for work experience. I would be hoping to get some in character modeling on the computer (thats the job i’d like to have).
Any information would be great
10/09/2007 at 9:41 pm #38461AnonymousInactive
I am not the best speller myself but….
There are a few around here such as Dark Water studios in London Derry/Derry but I am not sure how willing they would be to take on people for work experience I will be looking for a job their myself next year but the industry in Ireland over all is very small.
I know from a guy who takes a games class in Northern Ireland who came to my college to talk to our games/media class that even students on degree courses have a lot of trouble finding work experience for the year they have to do it.
11/09/2007 at 10:26 am #38471Aphra KKeymaster
The following are in our companies section
CanDo Interactive – Belfast
DarkWater – Derry
Instinct Technology – Muff, Co. Donegal
There is also Phooka in Derry
or try some of the multimedia companies.
12/09/2007 at 9:14 am #38497AnonymousInactive
thanks very much,
this will be very helpfull
12/09/2007 at 12:11 pm #38498AnonymousInactive
CanDo are only a small Belfast based company ( 1 coder, 2 3D artists ), so we’re unable to take on any long term work experience, but we have taken on a few students for a week, which consisted of them seeing what we do on a day to day basis, making coffee ( only joking :), and learning Blender so that they can have something to work on after the work experience ( basically going through this tutorial – http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/BSoD/Introduction_to_the_Game_Engine ).
Some of the other NI companies might be able to take students on for a longer time, and give more specific game training.
Unfortunately, games companies in NI are as sparse as games companies in the rest of Ireland.
12/09/2007 at 6:39 pm #38503AnonymousInactive
who is Phooka and are they developers or what?
12/09/2007 at 7:38 pm #38504AnonymousInactive
Could be out of date info but here is there bio:
Phooka are part of the first ever interactive entertainment incubator called ICE cube run by the Northern Ireland Business and Innovation Centre (NORIBIC).
Phookas aims are not only to develop high quality interactive entertainment in the form of animation, video games and mobile entertainment but also to promote the games industry in Ireland.
Phooka have completed their first title – Recall and game that helps promote peace and reconciliation within schools.
Phooka currently offer services such as Computer Games; Mobile Entertainment; Interactive Media; Animation and 3D; Outsourcing.
All current members of the Phooka team and computer games graduates having successfully completed the ICE course at NWIFHE.
13/09/2007 at 12:01 pm #38506Aphra KKeymaster
there have been a couple of spin-off companies from the ICE course at NWIFE in Derry as they have an incubation centre there. If you contact the college they can provide more details.
13/09/2007 at 12:13 pm #38507AnonymousInactive
> Phooka have completed their first title – Recall and game that helps promote peace and reconciliation within schools.
Is there a download link anywhere for Recall? ( assuming that it’s being distributed to schools for free ) – it’s always interesting to try out games or demos developed locally in Ireland.
13/09/2007 at 12:29 pm #38509AnonymousInactive
There’s recall disks being done up as i speak.
As for digital distribution we’ll be putting it out through our service when it launches.
Phooka are on hiatus afaik at the minute.
The other companies (games related) in the incubation centre are
Doodle Dawg Ent.
13/09/2007 at 5:01 pm #38510AnonymousInactive
Found a website for Silvertongue Software but what are Silvertongue Software and Doodle Dawg Ent working on?
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