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Sidhe (game developer)

Sidhe (game developer)
Company nameSidhe
Company typePrivate
IndustryComputer and video game industry
Entertainment industry
FoundedMay 1997
Founder(s)Mario Wynands
Tyrone McAuley
Stuart Middleton
HeadquartersWellington, New Zealand
Key peopleMario Wynands, Managing Director
Tyrone McAuley, Technical Director
Andy Satterthwaite, Producer

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Sidhe is a game development studio based in Wellington, New Zealand.

Sidhe is an officially licensed developer for Microsoft (Xbox, Xbox 360), Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation, PS2, PSP, PS3, PS Vita), and Nintendo of America (GBA, DS, Wii). 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 115 people. The company was formerly called Sidhe Interactive, but dropped the word Interactive in 2009 prior to the launch of the company's critically acclaimed game for PlayStation 3, Shatter. In 2011 Shatter went on to be listed by IGN as one of their top 25 PS3 games and was their number one PSN game.

For a number of years Sidhe created franchise based games, such as their Barbie, and Rugby League Video Game Series 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 Games, and Midway Games. In 2005 Sidhe released their first game based on an original IP, GripShift, which was created completely in-house, from concept to final product.

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.


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