[LINK] Xbox, modchips and law vs business model
Tue, 22 Oct 2002 07:40:42 +1000
And because I can't just leave it...did some searching. There's a reasonable
bunch, including people subcontracting stuff like the Jurassic Park game for
PS2. The Multimedia Victoria directory lists maybe 30 or so, and I presume
that's not comprehensive. It's a silly URL, if you're interested start at
www.mmv.vic.gov.au, go to Victoria's ICT Industry and look at Computer
Games. Most are subcontract to international franchises or each other ...
and a few outposts, as I expected.
[Already told Jan this funny story: microspecialisation in games includes a
company's folio which includes the forever-immortal line: "developing walk
cycles and death throes for various characters".]
Back on-topic. The risk is that the lobbying is already happening - what
might be called "serious in-depth briefings at a ministerial level". Now, if
there's a games industry here, there's also a lever:
"Failure to protect the intellectual property of computer games puts the
games development at risk."
(It doesn't matter whether this is true or not; we're talking lobbying
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> Subject: RE: [LINK] Xbox, modchips and law vs business model
> On Mon, 21 Oct 2002, Chirgwin, Richard wrote:
> > Some games pretty much have to be developed here - like
> cricket or the
> > Bathurst 1000 for the consoles; so these might get
> subcontracted by an
> > international franchise. Others might inherit an
> international strategy (eg,
> > if the animators for the TV series are in Australia,
> there's probably some
> > work done to put their animations into the associated
> console game). And
> > there might be body-shopping here for the international
> industry; and so on.
> The only one I can point to is a mate of mine (ex air traffic
> control) who
> wrote the Melbourne-Sydney nav pack for M$ Flight Sim :)
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