Will new Star Wars game put Singapore on the development map?

Will new Star Wars game put Singapore  on the development map?
Michael French

By Michael French

July 7th 2008 at 1:39PM

Lucasfilm's game development studio in the region certainly thinks so

While its San Francisco HQ may be downsizing, the team at Lucasfilm Singapore, which hosts a LucasArts games development team, continues to grow - and is planning to make sure the local industry gets lots of attention with its new Star Wars game.

The team is working on both the Clone Wars TV series and a new DS game tied in with it, Clone Wars: Jedi Alliance.

The game was conceptualised, designed and developed by the team, according to a report on Asiaone's Digital. Lucasfilm Singapore has 260 staff from 40 countries - but all are working towards helping to put the country on the games development map.

It will take a little time however - and the new Clone Wars game is just the first step as talent in the region matures, the team said.

Commented studio head Feargus Carroll: "While there was plenty of raw talent in Singapore, experienced talent was lacking.

"Singapore does not have people who have been making games for like 10 to 15 years. But I think that in 10 years, with games like Jedi Alliance, Singapore will have the talent it needs,"