IR Gurus is a video games company in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last three years we have released a number of successful games franchises, including Heroes of the Pacific and Heatseeker. During this time, the company has grown from thirty employees to over one hundred, spread across multiple development teams. We are currently recruiting for three next generation projects, including, Sin City.
With the acquisition of IR Gurus by Red Mile recently finalised, PALGN took the time to interview IR Gurus CEO Mike Fegan about the acquisition and what impact that is having on the studio. As well as some insight into IR Gurus plans for the future, Mike's thoughts on how Australia is perceived on a world stage and the ever-present 40% tax rebate issue.
Transmission labs (formerly IR Gurus) is a video games company in Melbourne, Australia. Over the last three years we have released a number of successful games franchises, including Heroes of the Pacific and Heatseeker. During this time, the company has grown from thirty employees to over one hundred, spread across two development teams. We are currently recruiting for our next big franchise: Sin City. We are looking for the right people to help bring the world of Sin City to life.
As reported at Kotaku, it seems some fans of Heroes of the Pacific, developed by Melbourne developers IR Gurus, are slightly agitated by the lack of news on the follow up to their beloved action flight combat game. It's been known for a while that the sequel will be called Heroes over Europe, but unconfirmed reports suggest that the title will appear on a particular current gen consoles has gotten PC Heroes of the Pacific fans a bit hot under the collar.
Red Mile Entertainment has released a press release today announcing that Mike Fegan, Chief Executive of the recently acquired IR Gurus, will be joining Red Mile Entertainment as "head of international publishing"...
Californinian games publisher, Red Mile Entertainment, is set to acquire local Melbourne game developer, IR Gurus. Red Mile Entertainment published and distributed Heroes of the Pacific in North America, and were also co-publishers with Sony for Sidhe Interactive's Gripshift on the PSP..
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With IR Gurus wrapping up their new cricket PSP title - Ricky Ponting 2007 Pressure Play for Codemasters. Screenplay had a chance to get a hands-on with the game, and also had the chance to interview the man himself - Ricky Ponting - at IR Gurus last Friday. It's a hard life.
Ricky Ponting was saying how it was weird to play himself in game, saying it was a "bit freaky", and that he'd rather play as one of the other guys, Gilly or Andrew Symonds, so he'd try to get out quickly when playing as himself.
He also went on to say:
Gamasutra has a column called 'Media Consumption', where they delve into the media diets of gaming personalities. This week the focus is on IR Gurus' Heroes of the Pacific producer Ben Board. Ben has worked as a programmer for Bullfrog and EA, and also the lead quest scripter for Lionhead's Fable before coming to Melbourne in the role of producer on Heroes of the Pacific, jointly developed by IR Gurus and Codemasters.
It looks like IR Gurus have another locally loved sports game in their hands with Ricky Ponting 2007 Pressure Play in the pipes for a release later this year on the PSP handheld. The guys at Gamespot AU have a quick question and answer session with chat with IR Gurus associate producer, Rhys Quinert, about the changes in the PSP port...
iTWire have a three page review up of AFL Premiership 2007, the latest AFL game by Melbourne developers, IR Gurus. iTWire compliments AFL Premiership 2007 on its depth and detail that that passionate AFL fans everywhere will appreciate, but outlines some areas that need improvement such as the controls and the AI. The review also includes some words from IR Gurus' Mark Houareau on the historic Guernseys that make their appearance in the game...