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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Morepork Games

Morepork Games is a small, Carterton based studio focused on creating fun, quality games that “fill the gaps”. Cory Spooner is the founder and current sole developer. He has shipped commercial titles such as Bioshock Infinite (Technical Artist), Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Senior Technical Artist), The Bureau: XCOM Declassified (Level Artist), Jackass: The Game (Designer), Speed …

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NZGDC14: Would you like fries with that? Part two

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz. By Keith Barclay. Just as Skylanders might have seemed a crazy idea back in 2009, there was also some cynicism that year about the decision of NHNZ to set up a game company. Five years on, there’s a lot less skepticism and the decision to establish Runaway, made back …

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NZGDC14: Would you like fries with that? Part one

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz.  By Keith Barclay. Two sessions delved in some depth into issues around monetisation in free to play games. First up, Gameloft’s Fawzi Mesmar spoke about what did and didn’t help players open their wallets. Later, Runaway’s Tim Nixon investigated the price of butterflies. My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic Mesmar has …

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NZGDC14 Keynote by Dave Brevik, Gazillion Games

This article originally appeared on ScreeNZ.co.nz.  By Keith Barclay. The NZ Game Developers Conference keynote speaker Dave Brevik began the day by cramming 20 years of experience into 20 minutes as he delivered his nine-point plan for creating a successful (game) company. Currently President and Chief Operating Officer of Gazillion Games, holder of the Marvel …

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