Looking at going to GDC this year? It’s an awesome event, but we know it can be a very expensive proposition attending an event on the other side of the world. Thanks to NZGDA, Dinosaur Polo Club, Callaghan Innovation and GDC themselves, we’ve pulled together a bunch of different scholarships to help more Kiwis make …Continue reading "NZGDA 2017 Scholarship Program"
The New Zealand Film Commission has announced an Interactive Development Fund with a total of $200,000 allocated towards the pilot round. Successful applicants will generally receive between $5,000-$25,000 per project. The fund supports the concept development of original narrative-focussed interactive and games content delivered on any platform. The NZGDA will be providing some pitch examples from previous …Continue reading "NZFC Announces Interactive Development Fund"
The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone. We do not tolerate harassment of participants in any form. This code of conduct applies to all NZGDA spaces, including the mailing list, official website, Facebook group, the NZGDC conference, and all other NZGDA managed spaces both online and …Continue reading "Code of Conduct"
The Audio Game Hub team believe games should be for everyone. With nearly 300 million visually impaired around the world, the team specialise in using sound and music to create games for both sighted and non-sighted users. “Nobody makes games for us” were the words that launched this collaborative project. What originated as a PhD research …Continue reading "Audio Game Hub – Keep your ears wide open"
Kiwi Games Starter is the NZGDAs annual game development award and startup programme for interactive games businesses. Each year there is a large prize pool in the past including finical, legal and mentoring support for start-up game businesses. The competition aims to help early-stage games businesses to develop prototypes ready for investment or crowdfunding. Here are some …Continue reading "Kiwi Games Starter 2016 – The Games!"
Blackout Sports is based in Hamilton, New Zealand with an established brand and passion for sports management games. We are growing our vision to move beyond text-based browser games to compete on the world stage by building innovative, visual and social mobile games.Continue reading "Blackout Sports"
Are you a fan of fighting games and bubble shooters? Ink Wars brings people together to share exciting fun matches for players and spectators alike. Feel the Thrill as Ink Wars bring you the true meaning of the Arcade genre. Ink Wars is The WORLD’S FIRST Bubble Fighter on the App Store! PLAY NEW Local …Continue reading "Ink Wars"
About the Company Founded in 2013, Aurora44 is an independent games studio based in New Zealand. We are a group of passionate developers who believe in creating quality, hand crafted experiences for players to explore.Continue reading "Aurora44"
Created and Developed by indie company Focus Studios, AfterShock is an Open World/MMO/FPS game set in a zombie-fuelled, world in New Zealand. Loot, Build, fight and confront your enemies whether it be zombies or survivors. This is YOUR story! “Someone once asked me if I remembered how it all went down, as if it happened …Continue reading "AfterShock"
One of New Zealand’s most dynamic tech sectors received a major boost today with the opening of the AR/VR Garage – a globally unique augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) development facility in Eden Terrace, which establishes Auckland as an international hub for this hot technology. The AR/VR Garage is right next door to the NZGDA’s …Continue reading "AR/VR Garage Auckland"
New Zealand’s premier game development event – the New Zealand Game Developers Conference – will be bigger and better than ever on Thursday and Friday, 8th & 9th September at Auckland University of Technology. WEBPAGE HERE!Continue reading "NZGDC 2016!"
SUBMISSION FOR THE INDIE PRIZE SHOWCASE IS OFFICIALLY OPENED 1800 professional attendees 150 speakers 56 indie games at the showcase 3 official parties Join the world’s best indie developers at Casual Connect in Tel Aviv – the city that has the largest concentration of video gaming tech and development in the world! …Continue reading "Indie Prize Showcase"
In partnership with Media Design School the NZGDA is excited to announce a new category in the KiwiGameStarter, the Postgraduate Design Scholarship! This unique opportunity will give two developers from the winning team the chance to attend Media Design School’s 15 week Postgraduate Certificate in Design. While there they will benefit from access to the …Continue reading "KiwiGameStarter x MDS Postgraduate Design Scholarship"
Protonwar is a multiplayer focused, Fast paced AFPS with an emphasis on quick and flowing movement. . It features strafe jumping, advanced strafe jumping, wall running, wall jumping, step up double jumps and sliding movement mechanics! Play as a normal FPS, or play in SteamVR for a new VR FPS experience! . Includes game modes: Deathmatch, Team …Continue reading "Protonwar"
Click here for the board member election results for 2016 >>>>http://nzgda.com/about-us/board/<<<< The NZ Game Developers Association is a not-for-profit organisation run by a diverse group of game developers from around New Zealand. You can learn more about our role and activities (including the 2016 Activity Plan) here: http://nzgda.com/about-us/what-is-the-nzgda/ July 15th – online ballots will be emailed …Continue reading "2016 Board Election Candidates"
Entries for the New Zealand Game Developer’s Association startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter – are now open, with business plans and playable prototypes due on 15 August by 5pm. https://goo.gl/forms/pGYmHsn4D7nPLixZ2 One promising games business will receive $10,000 funding, in addition to software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support. A runner up …Continue reading "Kiwi Game Starter 2016"
Socialize and enjoy an online game that allows you to create your own online avatar to meet new friends, build your dream property, and live you virtual reality life the way you want to. In SmallWorlds, you manifest your life the way you want to in a virtual world of possibilities.Continue reading "Small Worlds"
More than 1000 indie games applied for Indie Prize scholarship during the past year 335 games were submitted for Indie Prize Asia 2016 28 judges selected 100 world’s best indie games 3 days of Indie Prize Showcase Indie Prize is a scholarship program for indie developers. The main goal of Indie Prize is to give …Continue reading "Indie Prize USA 2016"
Swordy is a local party brawler with chaotic physics-based action. Master the weapons of war, using momentum and timing to fight for your life in a world built on the bones of a ruined empire. Players use analog input to control weapons directly, trying to master the momentum and timing to swing and throw them …Continue reading "Swordy"