FactorySix unveils its debut iPhone app, plus a US$25,000 prize

9 Dec 2009

Dublin-based tech start-up FactorySix has launched its debut iPhone game called SuperAgent on the Apple App Store, while the firm has also announced a tasty US$25,000 prize for the highest-scoring user by 31 January, 2010.

The SuperAgent app, which puts users in the hot seat at a Hollywood talent agency, was co-written by FactorySix founders Rick Larkin and Oisin Hanrahan and is available for download from today on the App Store at a price of €1.59.

In SuperAgent, gamers must deal with a series of situations surrounding the management of one client about their career, both on and off the screen, and are awarded commission based on their decisions.

To celebrate the launch of its debut game, FactorySix is offering a US$25,000 prize in their competition.  

As Hanrahan explains: “We wanted to reward our gamers, and a big prize does that.  Our customers pay for this game, so if they enjoy it, and play it a lot, they may well get a big cheque as a thank you.”

FactorySix was founded in 2009 by Larkin and Hanrahan, who have been involved in the media and internet fields for some time. Larkin founded the indie film outfit i-Wire Films, while Hanrahan recently sold the political website he co-founded, MiCandidate.com.  

In the meantime, FactorySix has four other titles in the ‘Super’ range under development, while the company is also working on apps for several major international companies.
By Carmel Doyle

Carmel Doyle was a long-time reporter with Silicon Republic