21
Aug
06

Ex-Sidhe guys found start-up

Interesting news, three of the old hands at Sidhe have left to found their own firm called Wandering Monster. The game they’re developing is a PC-based MMO. Eek! The gods haven’t struck them down for hubris yet, so I’d say it’s off to a good start. 😉 Very few details are available just yet.

The brass at Sidhe seemed to take it gracefully. After all, damn near everybody in the games industry has some sort of ambition toward starting their own studio.

Much like Origin Systems practically created the game development scene in Austin, Texas, this could be the start of a cluster of Wellington games companies. Origin’s gone now, but its ex-employees have founded Digital Anvil, ION Storm Austin, Destination Games, Titanic, Asylumsoft, Loose Cannon, and the exodus also was heavily involved in Looking Glass and Sony Online Entertainment.


3 Responses to “Ex-Sidhe guys found start-up”


  1. 1 Richard
    August 22, 2006 at 10:14 pm

    It would be interesting to hear more details about this, if you can blog as you hear. As a NZ resident working overseas on game development, it is nice to know possible options if I choose to return at some stage. Although living in the North Island is obviously second rate to living in the South 🙂

  2. 2 Richard
    August 22, 2006 at 10:18 pm

    Minor correction: resident -> citizen.

  3. August 23, 2006 at 8:27 pm

    The best resource I’ve found for looking up NZ games companies would be the members list of the NZ Game Development Association.

    http://www.nzgda.com/

    It’s not perfect; there are a couple of defunct companies listed in there, and of course the one-man-bands aren’t that relevant for a prospective worker, but still, it’s better than digging your way through the mess at sumea.com.au.


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