FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wellington, NZ - September 29, 2004 - Sidhe Interactive announced today that they will offer scholarships to the value of NZ$4,000 for students who wish to study on Media Design School's Graduate Diploma of Game Development.
"The New Zealand game development industry has experienced solid growth in recent years", commented Mario Wynands, Managing Director of Sidhe Interactive. "We are delighted to help ensure this growth is sustainable by offering opportunities to emerging, talented individuals".
Sidhe will grant one scholarship per intake for first year students, based upon candidates' skills and abilities, motivations and evidence of financial hardship. Media Design School will match the value of the scholarship for the student's second year of study. Scholarship eligibility criteria and application details will be available on the Media Design School website in the next few weeks.
"We are thrilled at the generous opportunity Sidhe Interactive has offered. It will provide a deserving recipient the chance to pursue their career in game development. This collaboration between Sidhe Interactive and Media Design School will ensure a strong and vibrant games industry will continue to evolve in New Zealand" said Frances Valintine, General Manager of Media Design School.
Sidhe Interactive is currently developing multiple titles for Sony PlayStationTM 2, Sony PlayStation PortableTM, Microsoft XboxTM, and PC.
Sidhe Interactive develops games for the PC, Sony PlayStationT, Sony PlayStationTM 2, Sony PlayStation PortableTM, Nintendo DS and Microsoft XboxTM. You can find out more about Sidhe Interactive online at http://www.sidheinteractive.com.
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