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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UI Artist – PikPok

Are you the UI Artist 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, be successful and enjoy what we do, and we’re looking for people who want that too. Over the years, we’ve built loads of games for all sorts …

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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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