Kiwi Game Starter 2017 Winners

During the opening of NZGDC17 last week we announced the winners of Kiwi Game Starter, and we’re excited to say they are:

First Place

Caves by Matthew Gatland

Runner Up

Sky Noon by Lunar Rooster

The NZGDA thanks all of the Selection Panel and Finalist Judges who worked hard to make this difficult decision. You can see their profiles on the original announcement post.

KGS17 Sponsors

Kiwi Game Starter would not be possible without the generous support of sponsors who want to see new teams succeed.

Gold Sponsor

We’re extremely grateful to Dean Hall who personally contributed to ensure Kiwi Game Starter would be funded this year. Dean is a strong advocate for NZ game developers and we appreciate him extending that support to KGS.

Silver Sponsors

Hudson Gavin Martin is New Zealand’s leading technology, media and IP law firm. It helps start-ups, including those in the gaming industry, to get up and running. It has successfully introduced its “Ready-Set-Go” start-up packages to help businesses establish themselves and protect their IP.

 

Renegade PR focuses on what matters for independent game developers and their publishers – affordable services that give the smartest return on investment, and sets them up for success on their own terms.

 

Lance Burgess of BW Miller Dean is New Zealand’s leading provider of CFO, Chartered Accountancy, and Taxation services to the digital gaming industry. He helps industry start-ups to get up and running and looks after many of the established studios and indie developers in NZ.

Bronze Sponsors

Autodesk is a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software.

 

The New Zealand Film Commission is a crown entity working to grow the New Zealand film industry. Their pilot Interactive Development Fund reached out to creators of interactive experiences across New Zealand to help them develop their concepts in this rapidly growing area of the screen sector.