Prototyping Leader – Victoria University of Wellington

Faculty of Engineering Kelburn Campus The Computational Media and Innovation Centre (CMIC) is a new centre within the Faculty of Engineering, which aims to develop a globally competitive research and entrepreneurship programme that facilitates the transfer of computational research outcomes into future digital media and platform for potential commercialisation and start-up businesses. The role of …

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NZGDA Board Candidates for 2018/2019!

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 2017/2018 Activity Plan) here: http://nzgda.com/about-us/what-is-the-nzgda/ August 22nd– online ballots will be emailed to all current NZGDA members and voting begins September 11th – voting closes …

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Rigger – Aurora44

Company Description Aurora44 is an independently owned company based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Established in 2013 by ex-Weta Digital artists and veterans of the local games industry, Derek Bradley and Leighton Milne, Aurora44 is currently developing their first game, Ashen. Job Description We are looking for a new team member at Aurora44. As a …

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Kiwi Game Starter 2018 Finalists Announced!

Kiwi Game Starter Finalists The four finalists below have been chosen to present to the judging panel before the NZ Game Developers Conference at the SkyCity Convention Centre on Wednesday, 1st August. Presentations will be contained to 10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of judges’ questions. The winners will be announced before the Opening Keynote …

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We’re in Games Social – Registrations Open

NZGDC18 is proud to announce the first We’re in Games Social (WinGS) event for women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ game developers!     We believe all achievements deserve to be celebrated, whether they’re big or small, widespread or local, personal victories or public achievements. WinGS will be an opportunity to celebrate these achievements and allow women, …

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Indie Biz Showcase Applications Open

For the first time, NZGDC18 will feature an Indie Biz Showcase evening event aimed at supporting New Zealand game developers. This is an opportunity to help up-and-coming game developers create connections and support networks to grow their business and advance their careers.   The event will showcase our vibrant games industry and promote the work …

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Animation Technical Director – Aurora44

Company Description Aurora44 is an independently owned company based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Established in 2013 by ex-Weta Digital artists and veterans of the local games industry, Derek Bradley and Leighton Milne, Aurora44 is currently developing their first game, Ashen. Job Description Aurora44 is currently seeking a talented, motivated Animation Technical Director to join …

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Final Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC18 Announced!

We’re delighted to announce Caitlin Goodale as our final NZGDC18 Keynote speaker!   Caitlin is a User Experience Designer at King in Malmö, Sweden. A self-titled design dilettante, she makes games delightful to play through interaction design, user research and, yes, shiny buttons. Having worked on everything from Paint3D and Hololens at Microsoft, to Minecraft’s …

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Call for Speakers & Workshops: #NZGDC18 – Deadline Extended!

We’re happy to announce that the deadline for NZGDC18 Call for Speakers and Workshops is being extended by one week, to Monday 25th June at 9pm (NZ time, UTC+12:00).   NZGDC18 is calling for speakers and workshops who would like to present talks, panels or workshops covering game design, art, code and infrastructure, narrative and …

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Gaugepunk Games

Gaugepunk Games is currently comprised of a solo developer (Jack Huygens) based in Blenheim, New Zealand. Jack is working on both virtual reality and PC games and have released three titles to Steam: Frontier VR (a wild west nature experience), Echo Grotto (a NZ based cave exploring game) and most recently, Rolling Line (a model …

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Tickets for #NZGDC18 Available Now!

The NZGDA is pleased to announce that tickets for the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2018 are available now at: https://nzgdc18.lilregie.com   We’re also looking for a number of volunteers, so if you’re interested please submit an application via the Volunteer form https://goo.gl/forms/Gf4BDoITfF9mLjFU2   Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at …

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First Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC18 Announced!

We’re super excited to announce Harry Nesbitt as our first NZGDC18 Keynote speaker! Harry is the lead artist and programmer from Team Alto, a collaboration with Toronto-based studio, Snowman. He is best known for the critically acclaimed Alto’s Adventure and recent Apple Design Award winner, Alto’s Odyssey. We’re delighted to have him over from the …

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Kiwi Game Starter 2018

Entries for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, are now open! Potential entrants should prepare their playable prototypes and business/marketing plans for submission via the submission form. The deadline for submissions is 5PM Monday, July 2nd. What is Kiwi Game Starter? Kiwi Game Starter is the …

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Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Applied Immersive Game Design – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (Christchurch) has an open continuing academic position in the School of Product Design (SoPD) in the College of Engineering. The focus is on Applied Immersive Game Design (AIGD). Applicants at all levels (Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/ Professor) are invited to apply. This is a great opportunity for someone working at the intersection of …

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HTML5 Game Developer – Y&R Auckland (Short Term Contract)

Y&R Auckland (an advertising agency with clients you’ve probably heard of, like Arnotts, Burger King, HRV, and others) is looking for someone to start ASAP, on building a simple, physics-based, mini-game in HTML5. It’s inspired by Tetris, and involves physics. The project has a 1.5-2 week deadline, as it’s an advertising banner (not for one …

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Junior Unity Developer – Waxeye (Contract)

Waxeye is a digital production studio established in 2008. We help brands tell their stories. We specialise in animation, visual effects, direction and production for broadcast and online, with side interests in digital development and virtual reality. Our client roster includes Air New Zealand, PaknSave, Spark, Cadbury, Fonterra, Ikea, Sky TV, Vodafone, Flip, Methven and …

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Designer – Aurora44

Company Description Aurora44 is an independently owned company based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Established in 2013 by ex-Weta Digital artists and veterans of the local games industry, Derek Bradley and Leighton Milne, Aurora44 is currently developing their first game, Ashen. Job Description Aurora44 is looking for a passionate Designer to join our incredibly ambitious development …

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FX Artist – Aurora44

Company Description: Aurora44 is an independent games studio based in Wellington, New Zealand. We are a group of passionate developers who believe in creating quality, hand crafted experiences for players to explore. Job Description: We are looking for a talented FX artist to join the team. To be effective in this role, you should be able to …

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Producer – Aurora44

Company Description Aurora44 is an independently owned company based in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. Established in 2013 by ex-Weta Digital artists and veterans of the local games industry, Derek Bradley and Leighton Milne, Aurora44 is currently developing their first game, Ashen. Job Description Aurora44 is looking for a passionate Producer to join our incredibly ambitious …

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#NZGDC17 is Just Around the Corner!

It’s the week of the New Zealand Game Developers Conference and we’re excited for the biggest lineup yet! This year we’ve got over 100 presenters, as well as a full day of workshops. Make sure you’ve grabbed a ticket if you don’t have one already: https://nzgdc17.lilregie.com/   You can find the full conference schedule here: …

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Got a minute? Play some of the best games by NZ school students

  Primary and secondary students made dozens of digital games and board games as part of a national education competition. The best of these are now online in a winners’ showcase, including two games you can play during your coffee break. This was the second year that the NZ Transport Agency has offered prizes to …

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First Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC17 Announced!

We’re super excited to announce Ubisoft’s Aurelie Le Chevalier as our first NZGDC17 Keynote speaker! Aurelie is a gameplay programmer at Ubisoft Montreal. She has worked in AI, UI, and Gameplay on the games ‘Rainbow Six’, ‘Child of Light’, ‘Shape Up’, and ‘For Honor’. She is interested in data-driven gameplay systems as a means to …

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Reminder to Submit Workshops, Talks and Panels to #NZGDC17

The New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2017 – an action-packed three day conference for professional and indie game developers in New Zealand’s fastest growing creative sector, will be on September 6th – 8th 2017 hosted at Auckland’s AUT University.   NZGDC17 is calling for speakers who would like to present talks or panels covering game …

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CALL FOR SPEAKERS: #NZGDC17

The NZGDA is proud to announce the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2017 – an action-packed three day conference for professional and indie game developers in New Zealand’s fastest growing creative sector. NZGDC17 will be on September 6th – 8th 2017 hosted at Auckland’s AUT University.   NZGDC17 is calling for speakers who would like …

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Tips for pitching to the Interactive Development Fund

The New Zealand Film Commission’s pilot Interactive Development Fund is an exciting opportunity for game developers to get support for the early stage of their development. We reached out to NZFC to clarify three of the most frequently asked questions: FAQs from NZFC Is the fund intended for VR/AR only, or will being a VR/AR …

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