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Encyclopedia > Sidhe Interactive
Sidhe Interactive
The current Sidhe logo.
Type Privately Owned
Founded 1997
Founder Mario Wynands
Tyrone McAuley
Stuart Middleton
Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand
Key people Mario Wynands, Managing Director
Tyrone McAuley, Technical Director
Andy Satterthwaite, Producer
Industry Computer and video game industry
Entertainment industry
Website www.sidheinteractive.com

Sidhe Interactive is a game development studio based in Wellington, New Zealand, it was founded in 1997 by Mario Wynands, Tyrone McAuley, and Stuart Middleton. Image File history File links Sidhe_logo_small. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... An entrepreneur (a loanword from French) is a person who undertakes and operates a new enterprise or venture and assumes some accountability for the inherent risks. ... Mario Wynands is the Managing Director and co-founder of Sidhe Interactive, the largest video game development studio in New Zealand. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Mario Wynands is the Managing Director and co-founder of Sidhe Interactive, the largest video game development studio in New Zealand. ... Pac-Man is one of the most recognizable video games ever created. ... The entertainment industry consists of a large number of sub-industries devoted to entertainment. ... This page as shown in the AOL 9. ... Wellington (Te Whanganui-a-Tara or Poneke in Māori) is the capital of New Zealand, the countrys second largest urban area and the most populous national capital in Oceania. ... Mario Wynands is the Managing Director and co-founder of Sidhe Interactive, the largest video game development studio in New Zealand. ...


Sidhe Interactive is an officially licensed developer for Microsoft (Xbox, Xbox 360), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation, PS2, PSP, PS3), and Nintendo of America (GBA, DS). It is also a co-founding member of the New Zealand Game Developers Association. They are the largest game developer in New Zealand, currently employing approximately 60 people. In Irish mythology, the sídhe (pronounced shee) are a supernatural race, quite distinct from humankind. ... Microsoft Corporation, (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKSE: 4338) is a multinational computer technology corporation with global annual revenue of US$44. ... Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. ... Nintendo Corporation, Limited (Japanese: 任天堂; Ninten is translated roughly as leave luck to heaven or in heavens hands, do is a common suffix for names of shops or laboratories; TSE: NTDOY) was originally founded in 1889 by Fusajiro Yamauchi to produce handmade hanafuda cards, for use in... The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) was founded in 2001. ...


For a number of years Sidhe created franchise based games, such as their Barbie, and NRL Rugby League titles. They provided services to and have produced products for a number of partners and clients such as Sony Online Entertainment, Red Mile Entertainment, Ubisoft, eUniverse, Krome Studios, Adidas International, Vivendi Universal, and Midway Games. In 2005 Sidhe released their first original idea game title, Gripshift, which was created completely in-house, from concept to final product. Barbie is a best-selling doll launched at the American International Toy Fair on March 9, 1959. ... The National Rugby League (NRL) is the premier rugby league competition in Australia and New Zealand. ... Rugby league is a team sport played by two teams of 17 players, with 13 on the field at any one time and 4 on the bench (reserves). ... Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is a computer game development division of Sony that mostly creates massively multiplayer online games. ... Ubisoft Entertainment (formerly Ubi Soft) is a computer and video game publisher and developer with headquarters in Montreuil, France. ... Krome Studios is the largest game developer in Australia with over 200 staff. ... Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group, which is the second largest sportswear manufacturer worldwide. ... Vivendi Universal (VU) is a French conglomerate active in media and communications with activities in music, television and film, publishing, telecommunications and the Internet. ... Midway Games (NYSE: MWY) (formerly Midway Manufacturing) is an American video game publisher. ... GripShift is a hybrid title video game that was developed by Sidhe Interactive and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment and Ubisoft Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld in 2005. ...


Sidhe collaborated with Weta Digital to achieve the first motion capture of a horse at full gallop, for their horse racing game, Melbourne Cup Challenge / Frankie Dettori Racing. Currently they are working on a game based on the Jackass franchise. Gollum, the most famous creation by Weta Digital for The Lord of the Rings film trilogy Weta Digital is a digital visual effects company based in Wellington, New Zealand, an offshoot of the Weta Workshop physical effects company. ... Motion capture, or mocap, is a technique of digitally recording the movements of real things — usually humans — it originally developed as an analysis tool in biomechanics research, but has grown increasingly important as a source of motion data for computer animation. ... Horse gaits are the different ways in which a horse, either naturally or through human training, can move. ... Known as Melbourne Cup Challenge in Australasia and Frankie Dettori Racing in Europe, MCC/FDR is being developed by Sidhe Interactive and will be published in all territories by Home Entertainment Suppliers. ... Look up jackass in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Industry Awards

Sidhe Interactive received a number of awards at the Australian Game Developers Conference, 2005. The Australian Game Developers Confernce (AGDC) is an annual conference specifically for Australasian video game developers. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • Award for Outstanding Industry Contribution
  • Award for Best Handheld Game for GripShift
  • Award for Best Level Design for GripShift
  • Award for Best Game Design for GripShift

Sidhe also received awards at TUANZ, 2003. The Telecommunications User Association of New Zealand (TUANZ) represents 500 corporate end users of telecommunications in New Zealand, with a stated mission to . ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

  • TUANZ Interactive Games Award for NRL Rugby League
  • TUANZ Overall Craft Award for NRL Rugby League

Games Developed by Sidhe Interactive

Known as Melbourne Cup Challenge in Australasia and Frankie Dettori Racing in Europe, MCC/FDR is being developed by Sidhe Interactive and will be published in all territories by Home Entertainment Suppliers. ... GripShift is a hybrid title video game that was developed by Sidhe Interactive and co-published by Red Mile Entertainment, Sony Online Entertainment and Ubisoft Entertainment for the PlayStation Portable handheld in 2005. ... NRL Rugby League 2, sequel to the 2002 smash hit NRL Rugby League (Australian tile - also known as Stacey Jones Rugby League in New Zealand and Super League Rugby League in the United Kingdom), was released in December 2005 for PlayStation 2 and PC. Based on the sport of Rugby... NRL Rugby League, developed by Sidhe Interactive, was released in 2002 for PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC. NRL Rugby League (as its known in Australia) was also known as Stacey Jones Rugby League (in New Zealand) and Super League Rugby League in the United Kingdom. ...

Other Games Contributed to by Sidhe Interactive

  • O'Neill Championship Surfer, (PlayStation, 2000)
  • Barbie Beach Vacation, (PC, 2001)
  • Barbie Sparkling Ice Show, (PC, 2002)
  • Adidas Football Fever, (PC Online Download, 2002)
  • Frogmania Deluxe (PC Online Download)
  • Wordjam Deluxe (PC Online Download)
  • The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron Boy Genius: Jet Fusion (PS2, GameCube, 2003)
  • Hoyle Majestic Chess (PC, 2003)
  • Spy Hunter (PC, 2003)
  • Aladdin Chess Adventures (PC, 2004)
  • King Arthur (Gamecube, PS2, XBox, 2004)

Xbox port Xbox port Xbox version Spy Hunter is an enhanced remake of the 1983 arcade game of the same name for the PS2, Gamecube, Xbox, Game Boy Advance, and Microsoft Windows. ... King Arthur is a video game of the action-adventure genre released in 2004 by Krome Studios. ...

External Links

  • Sidhe Interactive community forums

 
 

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