Plastic shopping bags at the ready folks, comedic duo the RubberBandits are coming to Thurles, but not in the way you might expect.
The Bandits are about to feature in their very first video game and attendees at Thurles’ annual Games Fleadh this coming March will be given the opportunity to sample the game for the very first time.
RubberBandits: The Revenge of Stephen Forward is an iOS and Android game, the brainchild of the Bandits themselves and Limerick based development studio Open Emotion Studios. The game will feature scenarios written by Bandits themselves including a cameo from “Willie O’DJ,” who must be freed from prison for “assaulting,” a dole queue.
The game will debut at Games Fleadh 2012, Ireland’s largest Computer and Console Games Programming Festival this March 14th and 15th in LIT Tipperary Institute in Thurles. Punters will be able to sample a demo of the game and get their first taste of classic Bandit humour on iOS and Android platforms.
Gamers coming to Thurles for this Console Games Programming Festival do take note, both hotels in Thurles, which are within 15 minutes and 6 minutes walking distance of the events, are offering very special overnight accommodation rates to all visitors.
Hayes Hotel Accommodation Rates are as follows:-
Single Room plus breakfast €40.00 inc, Twin Room plus breakfast €70.00 inc, Triple Room plus breakfast €90.00 plus breakfast inc.
Anner Hotel Accommodation Rates are as follows:-
Single Room plus breakfast €45.00 inc, Twin Room plus breakfast €80.00 inc, Triple Room plus breakfast €100.00 plus breakfast inc.
Accommodation during this Annual Gaming Festival will be at a premium, so all you mad gaming enthusiasts please do be warned, book your space as soon as possible, and enjoy this major Irish gaming event.