We are absolutely delighted to announce that Sheep Launcher 2 has won Best Casual Game and Best in Animation at Games Fleadh 2013.
Joining the cream of Irish Game Developers in Thurles again for the 2013 Game Awards, we were humbled to be shortlisted in a total of 5 categories. In what was a fantastic night with new and old friends, we were overjoyed to pick up two awards. The awards are a huge endorsement of all the hard work, love and attention the team put into Sheep Launcher 2. To win Best Casual Game for the second year in a row is also recognition of the truly exceptional and dedicated team we have at Tribal City and Kronos Games Online.
To all of our fans who nominated Sheep Launcher 2, thank you. We’re looking forward to bringing you more great content and more great games!
This summer Tribal City Interactive are looking for art and programming interns to help expand our team and to work on games being developed for mobile platforms (iOS/Android/WP).
We would ask that all interested applicants to email us their CVs. As well as CVs, we will also be looking for code examples from programmers, preferably for iOS (a link to a github/gitourous account would be ideal), and an art portfolio for artists. We’re looking for material that you’re particularly proud of, or something that shows us you enjoy what you do!
The deadline for applications for these Intern positions is the 30th of April 2012. The jobs are in Galway and we expect the internships to start in late May running through the summer.
For further information and to submit your application, contact email@example.com.
We are delighted that our latest collaboration with Mad Toro Studios, Flip the Switch has come away the winner of this years Games Fleadh awards for ‘Best Casual Game’. The self described Irish games ‘Oscars’ was set up to celebrate and recognize the achievements of the games industry within Ireland.
We really loved all the other games in the category, so to be chosen as best casual game against such strong competition is a fantastic recognition. Other nominees included Bejeweled by Popcap Games, Mad Blocker by Open Emotion Studios and Bubble Dreams by Super Fun Play. We have worked hard on the polish and balance of Flip the Switch, so it’s wonderful to see that effort pay off with our players.
Stan Liu, Founder/President of Mad Toro Studios said: “We poured our hearts into the design of the game and it’s unique game mechanics. We tuned the game play based on the invaluable feedback of our players and complemented the distinctive art style with whimsical original music. Winning the Best Casual Game award tells us that we are on the right track and we will continue to surprise our fans with fun and addictive updates in the future.”
Tribal City this year were delighted to be invited to the annual Games Fleadh festival to showcase our latest game Flip the Switch.
The first day of the festival included a competition to clear a number of levels in Flip the Switch against the clock. The competition was fierce between students, journalists, developers, solicitors, and, even TD Paschal Donohoe, all looking for a chance at glory.
(Pascal Donohoe playing Flip the Switch)
The competition title passed hands several times during the day, but in the end was awarded to ‘V’ who won with a time of 34.6 seconds, smashing his closest rival by over 2 seconds For his achievement, he received a Flip the Switch Games Fleadh Award, which was presented by our own Alan Duggan.
(Winner of the Flip the Switch competition, 'V'.)
Later in the day, Alan gave a presentation on “Establishing a studio and reaching gamers”, sharing his experience of starting two games studios, Nephin Games and Tribal City Interactive, over the past decade in Ireland.
During the two days we had an opportunity to engage with upcoming talent from around the country. Students from secondary level up to third level institutes impressed us with a very high calibre of art, design and programming. We look forward to hearing from these talented individuals again in the future.
It was also extremely positive to meet so many local studios over the two days. Developers such as Open Emotion Studios, Never Mind Games, Redwind Software, Batcat Games, Superfunplay, Pufferfish Games, Pixel Wolf Studios, Affinity, Playfirst, PopCap Games, BioWare, Havok and Big Fish Games showcased their own unique and interesting games, and spent time giving their expertise to fellow developers, as well as up and coming talent. With such a turn out it’s clear that more then ever Ireland is becoming a hub for start up game developers and big studios.
(James Whelton of CoderDojo playing it 'cool' by the Flip the Switch Booth.)
A huge thanks to Philip Bourke and the team who organised a great event with a massive turn out. We look forward to being involved again next year.
We’re delighted to announce the addition of Shane Marks to the Tribal City family!
Having already fulfilled our IGDA MOB* quota, you can look forward to seeing the impact of Shane’s tech smarts in the very near future.
*(International Game Developers Association Minimum Office Beards)