Ghosts and Ghouls game as Gaeilge rises for Halloween
Caife Craosach a first for PC gaming
TechLife | 23 Oct 2012 :
Irish-speaking gamers will have something fun to look forward to for Halloween with the release of the first computer game as Gaeilge. Foras na Gaeilge, the North/South Irish Language Promotional Body, and Black Market Games have released An Caife Craosach (Dead Hungry Diner), funded through the Scéim Nuálachais.
The game is a fast-paced action-puzzler where the player chooses the character of Gabe or Gabby, orphan twins from Ravenwood village, to serve the restaurant's unique customers. The aim of the game is to seat, serve and satisfy a variety of monsters but you need be quick before they get impatient and leave without paying.
Ferdie Mac an Fhailigh, chief executive of Foras na Gaeilge, said: "Playing this game through Irish means that those playing it, whether they are fluent speakers or just learning the language, will be listening and subconsciously picking up the language and the dialect whilst playing. It is initiatives like this that allow the Irish language to keep up to date with technology and provides learning support for the language."
Lee Fallon from Derry-based Black Market Games said: "Given that we are an Irish gaming company we thought that a game in Irish would appeal to Irish speaking gamers. We were surprised to hear that it hadn't been done before and were delighted when Foras na Gaeilge came on board."
An Caife Craosach is available in DVD or through Digital Download. It can be purchased or downloaded from www.deadhungrydiner.com, priced at €4.99 for Windows computers.