NZFC Announces Interactive Development Fund

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 …

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Code of Conduct

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 …

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Audio Game Hub – Keep your ears wide open

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 …

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Kiwi Games Starter 2016 – The Games!

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 …

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Blackout Sports

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.

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Ink Wars

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 …

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Aurora44

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.

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AfterShock

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 …

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KiwiGameStarter x MDS Postgraduate Design Scholarship

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 …

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Protonwar

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 …

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2016 Board Election Candidates

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 …

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Kiwi Game Starter 2016

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 …

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Small Worlds

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.

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Swordy

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 …

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