Category Archives: IrishGameDev

Behind the Mind of Man

Wow – I can’t believe it’s been nearly two months since I posted to this blog. Time flies when you are working on something you truly care about. In the past two months I have been obsessed with “Mind of Man“, the app I’m working on at 2PaperDolls. It strikes me that Mind of Man is an essential evolution of the social game – inherently tying together the actual social network itself and the roots of what makes a strong gaming experience.

I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in this incredible project and I’ve seen some of the things MOM is capable of behind closed doors and to say its blown me away, would be an understatement.

Here is some info for those of you who may not yet understand the Mind of Man:

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My relationship with Resident Evil – by P.J Quinn

PJ Quinn is an awesome individual… who just so happens, not by choice on his part, to be my cousin. PJ and I share many similar tastes but none so strong as mutual love and passion for the Resident Evil video game franchise. On Facebook I noticed an amazing little post by PJ which summed up my feelings (more or less) on the first four titles in the series. I asked for permission to repost here and Mr. Quinn was more than kind enough to oblige. The first ever “Dev in the Red Hat” guest post is below:

Resident evil

“My relationship with the Resident Evil games has always been a pretty good one. We first met back in ’98, even though she’d been around a while longer, it was love at first sight. Sure she wasn’t the best looking and our conversations were cheesey, filled with talk of Jill sandwiches, masters of unlocking and all the weak people existing to be eaten, but, we whiled away the days in each others company; loving every moment of it. After some time she decided we needed a bigger place… something new.”

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2PaperDolls have brought me on board :D

In stupendously exciting news, the folks over at 2PaperDolls have brought me onto their development team as a community manager/game designer. This makes me wonder how much I’m going to get done on my own personal developments, but the project we’re working on could change the very nature of how games interact with players; so for now, I’m happy to put some stuff on the back burner and focus on doing everything I can at 2PaperDolls. The release is below:

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David and Goliath Story

Hey guys,

Today I’d like to talk a little bit about the Irish “Independent” Game Development scene. So please; while I understand that Bioware, Demonware, Gala, Big Fish Games and more are based here, this specific post is simply related to companies like Open Emotion Studios, bitSmith, Batcat, Pixel Wolf  etc. O.K? If you’re still here then great, let’s begin.

First of all let’s jump back in time to 2009, a time I like to refer to as P.R.B (Pre-Rebecca-Black). In December of that year, Myself and my friends Colm English and Mike Naughton, co-founded Open Emotion Studios.

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Irish Humble Indie Bundle

So, I’m not sure if y’all have heard but recently in a seedy pub, somewhere in Dublin, my awesome #IrishGameDev friends were discussing the possibility of an Irish Humble Indie Bundle. To say I was excited about that prospect is a gigantic understatement. I already have a short-game idea in mind that is equal parts JRPG and Contemporary Horror. Think Dragon Quest meets Coldheart Canyon. I have definitely been influenced by this title…

It speaks volumes to me about the Irish Game Dev scene that we have reached the level, that things like this are possible.

Really excited to see what other Irish developers come up with for this – And if you want to collab on my project, let me know 🙂

For more info on the Irish Indie Bundle check out this thread over on GameDevelopers.ie

Dev in the Red Hat, Out!