It’s that time of year again! The NZGDA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at to 6pm on 11 September 2018 at Victoria University School of Design (139 Vivian St. – Wellington) The Agenda will include: Chairperson’s report on the business of the Society Secretary’s report on the finances of the Society, and the Statement of Accounts …Continue reading "NZGDA 2018 Annual General Meeting"
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 …Continue reading "Prototyping Leader – Victoria University of Wellington"
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 …Continue reading "NZGDA Board Candidates for 2018/2019!"
Intermediate / Senior 3D Generalist We’re looking for a versatile and creative generalist to help us build and create 3D worlds for our studios upcoming game projects. We require someone who can think on their feet, who can look at concepts and requirements to help construct new worlds at pace. This role will require the …Continue reading "Intermediate / Senior 3D Generalist – Pride And Joy"
Are you a community minded game developer who wants to grow New Zealand’s game development sector? Then consider standing for the New Zealand Game Developers Association 2018 Board! Important dates 6pm, 22 August 2018 – Deadline for candidates to submit their statements 22 August 2018 – Candidate statements published on NZGDA.com 22 August 2018 …Continue reading "NZGDA 2018/2019 Board Elections!"
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 …Continue reading "Rigger – Aurora44"
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 …Continue reading "Kiwi Game Starter 2018 Finalists Announced!"
The nuts and bolts We’re looking for a full-time Gameplay Engineer with at least three years experience to join our game development team. We’re based in the heart of Newmarket. A competitive salary Job Description We’re looking for a Unity Engineer with a minimum of 3 years experience who has gone through the process …Continue reading "Gameplay Engineer – Pride And Joy"
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, …Continue reading "We’re in Games Social – Registrations 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 …Continue reading "Indie Biz Showcase Applications Open"
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 …Continue reading "Animation Technical Director – Aurora44"
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 …Continue reading "Final Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC18 Announced!"
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 …Continue reading "Call for Speakers & Workshops: #NZGDC18 – Deadline Extended!"
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 …Continue reading "Gaugepunk Games"
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 …Continue reading "Tickets for #NZGDC18 Available Now!"
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 …Continue reading "First Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC18 Announced!"
The NZGDA is proud to announce the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2018 – an action-packed three day conference for professional and indie game developers in New Zealand’s fastest growing creative sector. NZGDC18 will be on August 1st-3rd hosted at SKYCITY Convention Centre. NZGDC18 is calling for speakers and workshops who would like to …Continue reading "Call for Speakers & Workshops: #NZGDC18"
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 …Continue reading "Kiwi Game Starter 2018"
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 …Continue reading "Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor/Professor in Applied Immersive Game Design – University of Canterbury"
Who is the NZESF? The New Zealand ESports Federation (NZESF) was established in March 2016. It was established by a group of gamers and business people who saw the opportunity presented by esports and the absence of a governing body in New Zealand. In May 2016, the NZESF became a member of the International ESports …Continue reading "The NZESF and marketing through esports"
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 …Continue reading "HTML5 Game Developer – Y&R Auckland (Short Term 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 …Continue reading "Junior Unity Developer – Waxeye (Contract)"
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 …Continue reading "Designer – 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 …Continue reading "FX Artist – Aurora44"
tl;dr – Studio from the creator of the award winning ‘DayZ’ PC game – We make the games we want to play – Game Programmer required in Dunedin, New Zealand Employment terms – Immediate start date – Dunedin – Permanent – Full Time – Terms flexible dependent on the candidates skills, experience, and fit Role …Continue reading "Game Programmer – RocketWerkz"
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 …Continue reading "Producer – Aurora44"
Are you the Senior Game Designer we’re looking for? We’re PikPok, New Zealand’s longest standing game developer, and we make great game experiences. We want to create and entertain, while being successful and enjoying what we do. Over the years, we’ve built lots of games for all sorts of platforms, most recently titles like Dungeon …Continue reading "Senior Game Designer – PikPok"
Job Description Aurora44 is looking for a Quality Assurance Tester with previous games industry experience to join the Ashen team. As a member of our QA department, you will need to work closely with designers, programmers and content creators to identify, log and track issues to ensure they are resolved as quickly as possible. The …Continue reading "Quality Assurance Tester – Aurora44"
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: …Continue reading "#NZGDC17 is Just Around the Corner!"
The Zingoshi Chronicles is in production and we are urgently looking for the following skilled person to work with our amazing team, building this AR enhanced game for girls. We are looking for an experienced Unity developer to work with us on a contractual basis, working closely with our team to bring our game …Continue reading "Unity Developer – Zingoshi Chronicles"
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 …Continue reading "Got a minute? Play some of the best games by NZ school students"
The NZGDA is excited to announce the schedule for the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2017 is now available at https://nzgdc17.sched.com/. In addition, you can also register for our workshops here: https://nzgdc17workshops.lilregie.com/. We are still locking in some of our speakers, which might result in minor changes to the schedule. By creating an account …Continue reading "The NZGDC17 Schedule is Live!"
We’re super excited to announce Delaney King as our final NZGDC17 Keynote speaker! In her 20 years as a video game artist she has racked up an impressive list of AAA credits. Her creatures and characters appear in Dragonage:Origins, Unreal Tournament 04, Stormreach: Dungeon & Dragons Online, Civilization IV, Lord of The Rings Online, Fury, …Continue reading "Final Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC17 Announced"
The NZGDA is pleased to announce that tickets for the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2017 are available now at: https://nzgdc17.lilregie.com/. If you’re interested in volunteering at the event, please sign up at: https://goo.gl/forms/nJhCqGgsEvQhiIK83 Should you have any questions, please reach out to us at email@example.com!Continue reading "Tickets for #NZGDC17 Available Now!"
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 …Continue reading "First Keynote Speaker For #NZGDC17 Announced!"
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 …Continue reading "Reminder to Submit Workshops, Talks and Panels to #NZGDC17"
Job Description Aurora44 is looking for a Senior Programmer to join our incredibly ambitious development team on Ashen! You will be responsible for working with game designers, artists and the programming team to create fun gameplay experiences on this ambitious title. You will play an integral role in the design and development of our game …Continue reading "Senior Programmer – Aurora44"
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 …Continue reading "CALL FOR SPEAKERS: #NZGDC17"
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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 …Continue reading "Tips for pitching to the Interactive Development Fund"