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Sidhe wins grant for development framework

Funding awarded for new programme to ease multi-platform compliance pressures on developers

Sidhe Interactive has announced that it has been awarded an unspecified amount of funding from TechNZ, to help create a game development framework in order ease multi-platform compliance pressures on developers.

Under the new framework, Sidhe hopes to meet all the terms of code approval faster and more efficiently by standardising tasks such as including interfaces, achievements, credits, network support, menus and other checkbox requirements for each platform.

"With our rich console game production history we're acutely aware of the requirements of cross-platform development and the need to create reusable technology to lower development costs, reduce risk and improve quality," said Tyrone McAuley, technical director and co-founder of Sidhe Interactive.

"We're confident we're addressing one of the largest issues for this and future generations of game development and the TechNZ funding will enable us to reach our goals faster."

TechNZ is the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology's business investment program, and each year invests more than NZD 50 million (USD 29.8 million) in New Zealand businesses.

"Sidhe is a highly-creative company, and a leader in the games space within New Zealand bringing international attention and interest from abroad," said Joseph Stuart, TechNZ business manager. "Sidhe has consistently increased the number of jobs and projects for the country, while driving the creative industry, so we expect to see a real return on the investment we are making."

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