Starcave, a game development company based in Galway, have recently hired new staff and taken on some interns. got in contact to ask them what was going on and who the new staff are?

Niamh Breslin has taken up the role of Business Manager, specialising in PR and Marketing activities. She has previously worked for Localisation and Testing companies both here and in Asia for a number of years. StarCave have also hired Feargal Plant, a 3D artist who has previously worked with Rare, and Eoghan Quigley, a 3D animator who has joined from Blitz games. The company also have 8 interns working for them.

According to Keith Killilea, CEO StarCave “StarCave Studios has entered its 2nd year of full time game development operations. We are attracting the best of Irish game development talent who have industry experience and have been working abroad. StarCave is also half way through its Internship program with incredible success to date. Two teams were formed to create 2 casual game demos, which will be shown off at the official StarCave Studios Press Launch & Birthday party event in August. The quality of the work is outstanding, considering the time constraints and non-experience in games development. Our Internship educational program is based around the Torque Game Engine”.

Niamh’s first task will be to launch ‘Camelot Galway –City of the Tribes’, a budget range computer game/adventure tour on Wednesday 10th August, 2005, at 7pm in Screen 7 of the Eye Cinema, Wellpark Retail Park, Galway. Tickets are limited but if you wish to attend please contact Niamh. Full details below.

The launch will be held in conjunction with the 1st birthday celebrations of StarCave & the official launch of the company as an independent computer games developer based in the Galway Technology Centre in Mervue.

A press release for Starcave indicated that the game will be sold online and in local retailing outlets.

StarCave currently has 3 satellite teams in the USA, Brazil & Australia, with 3 budget range games due to be released in 2005 & all will be shown at this event. StarCave is privately funded & is Irish owned.

StarCave also recently acquired the Reality 3D engine and will shortly begin development of a “AAA” title called ‘The 14 Tribes’ for PC & Microsoft XBox 360.

For further info contact:
Niamh Breslin,
PR & Marketing Manager,
StarCave Studios,
Unit 10, Galway Technology Centre, Mervue Business Park, Galway
Tel: (091)745583/(087) 9301550