Jobs in NZ Games Industry Grow in FY2015

New Zealand’s video game studios created 134 new high-tech creative jobs in the last financial year, according to an independent survey by the New Zealand Game Developers Association. The sector now employs 568 fulltime employees and earned $78.7m in FY2015, up 3% on the previous...



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Kiwi Game Starter is back! Entries due today.

Entries for the KiwiGameStarter are due 5pm today. If you are having difficulty emailing them, they can also be addressed to stephen@ingame.co.nz. Entries for New Zealand’s only startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter – are now open, with business plans and playable...



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The NZGDA Board for 2015/2016

The NZ Game Developers Association is a not-for-profit organisation run by a diverse group of game developers from around New Zealand.  The board for 2015/2016 includes experienced studio managers, upcoming indie developers, students, programmers, designers, lawyers, marketers, serious games developers with experience developing for PC,...



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Join Our Team!

Have you ever wanted to be part of our amazingly talented team here in Wellington, New Zealand? Now’s your chance! We’re looking for passionate, motivated individuals to become our newest PikPok people – this is your time to shine! Now hiring: Open to all applicants: Customer Relationship Manager Online Services...



Grow NZ’s games industry: Stand in the NZGDA Elections

The Annual General Meeting, including Election of Officers, for the New Zealand Game Developers Association will be held at 5pm, Wednesday 5 August at AUT University in Auckland. Come along and have your say in shaping the future of our fast-growing industry. We want doers,...



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NZGDC 2015 Conference Announced

NZGDC 2015 Announced



Digital Confectioners on TV

One of our Developers on The 430 Show (TV2), talking a little bit about what we do. Behind The Scenes At Digital Confectioners (Youtube)



Mobile hit Into the Dead™ now available to play on Facebook

NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, November 25, 2014 – Leading games publisher PikPok® today announced that their original game, Into the Dead™, has launched worldwide on Facebook.  The Facebook version extends the franchise from existing availability on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Google Play, Amazon Appstore, Windows, and...



How To Train Your Dragon director to headline AnimFX 2014

The writer and director of How to Train Your Dragon I & II and other animation blockbusters, Dean DeBlois, is to speak as part of round two of the digital entertainment event AnimfxNZ 2014 at Wellington’s Paramount Theatre on 21 November. Weta Digital will also...



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Depth, available for pre-purchase on Steam!

Depth is now available for pre-purchase on Steam! Pre-purchasers receive a 20% discount as well as the Exclusive Battle-Scarred Shark Skin + Exclusive Digital Ice Speargun Skin for taking the plunge early. Grab your copy now and be ready to play when the game goes live on November 3rd!



NZGDC14: Would you like fries with that? Part two

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz. By Keith Barclay. Just as Skylanders might have seemed a crazy idea back in 2009, there was also some cynicism that year about the decision of NHNZ to set up a game company. Five years on, there’s a lot...



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NZGDC14: Would you like fries with that? Part one

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz.  By Keith Barclay. Two sessions delved in some depth into issues around monetisation in free to play games. First up, Gameloft’s Fawzi Mesmar spoke about what did and didn’t help players open their wallets. Later, Runaway’s Tim Nixon investigated the price...



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NZGDC14 Keynote by Dave Brevik, Gazillion Games

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz.  By Keith Barclay. The NZ Game Developers Conference keynote speaker Dave Brevik began the day by cramming 20 years of experience into 20 minutes as he delivered his nine-point plan for creating a successful (game) company. Currently President and...



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NZ Video Games Industry Doubles Exports

Revenue from New Zealand-made video games and game apps more than doubled to $80.2 million in the year to 31 March 2014, according to an independent survey of NZ Game Developers Association members. 90% of those earnings were digital software exports, primarily through the Internet...



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