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Member Since 27 Oct 2009
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In Topic: What Are You Working On

25 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

I have been working on my FYP in college. It is a Basketball Management game. A lot of time has been spent doing sports data analysis in designing the project. I used data from the NBA to define certain behaviours in game that can be applied to the AI players. Matches are simulated second by second so the main part of the project is the AI players making decisions in the game. A lot of work has gone into the AI side of things. Also the AI managers to make sure the teams are being managed correctly. I have set up automated build and test systems that will run simulations for me and provide feedback on the simulation performance.


Only two weeks left on the project but its almost done now. A screenshot of the match screen is below



In Topic: What if the Internet goes down?

24 March 2015 - 04:13 AM

Shame on everyone here for not linking these



In Topic: Starting With Board Game Design

27 February 2015 - 09:12 AM

A useful book may be "Challenges for Game Designers". Brenda Romero was visiting Ireland last year and gave a number of talks and workshops in our college. I bought the book after really enjoying the workshops. Most were based around paper prototyping games which is essentially just creating board games a lot of the time. It certainly helps you understand game design a lot more as well. 

In Topic: Italian girl wants to be a game designer

14 August 2014 - 04:15 PM

I'm Irish, but not in the game making business. I'm not aware of any major game development studios in here, most software companies in general seem to use Ireland more as a convenient tax beachhead than a place to actually make things. There does seem to be a smattering of smaller studios.


That said, I am vaguely aware of several courses in game design that have sprung up in some of the third level institutes here - I know this because they sprung up after I entered college on a more general course! I can't personally vouch for/against them, but if you like living here for whatever reason, there certainly are options to study here. I don't know how highly such game specific courses are thought of (regardless of where you study), I'd definitely recommend researching that.


For reference, I believe that "standard" 4 year university degree here are typically FETAC level 8, so a level 6 would probably not be considered on par with this.

They dont make their own games but certainly without Demonware there is a certain FPS franchise that probably wouldnt be as succesful as it is. They are probably the largest company in the gaming industry in Ireland, that develop anyway. We have a number of support centres here.


In terms of the course, Im in UL doing the games development course there and its quite good. Certainly gives me a good grounding and the work experience program is very useful. Carlow has a good course too. Also Queens university belfast has some really good courses. I know this from meeting the guys at events like Games Fleadh. There are others too but those would be the ones Im most familiar with.

In Topic: Mundial thread

12 July 2014 - 01:04 AM

Want to watch an actual good final on Sunday?? Tune in and watch the Munster Hurling Final on sunday. That will actually be entertaining in one the best and oldest sports in the world.