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NZ Game Studio revenues grow 43% to a record $143M, but new startups are missing out
1 August 2018

New Zealand’s game developers earned a record $143.0M in the financial year ending 31 March 2018 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios.

Government Report into boosting game development, interactive media
24 May 2018

Growing the international profile of New Zealand’s game development sector will be a key focus of a new study, announced today at a Techweek event by Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran.

NZ Game Development Revenues Hit $100M
3 September 2017

New Zealand’s game developers earned $99.87M in the financial year ending 31 March 2017 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. That’s double-digit growth of 12% in the last year, up from to $88.9m in FY2016.

Digital NZ Report 2018: Thought rugby was popular? Try video games
15 August 2017

New research by Bond University in Queensland and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has found a staggering 98 per cent of New Zealand families have video game devices, eight out of 10 owning multiple game devices.

Tips for pitching to the Interactive Development Fund
9 February 2017

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 […]

NZFC Announces Interactive Development Fund
29 November 2016

The New Zealand Film Commission has announced an Interactive Development Fund with a total of $200,000 allocated towards the pilot round. Successful applicants will generally receive between $5,000-$25,000 per project. The fund supports the concept development of original narrative-focussed interactive and games content delivered on any platform. The NZGDA will be providing some pitch examples from previous […]

NZ Video Game Exports Continue to Grow
3 August 2016

New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online services. “Entertainment software and apps continue to be one of […]

Creative Industries including Games Add $3.848b to NZ Economy.
1 October 2015

New Zealand’s creative industries added $3.848b to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 and are a significant contributor to national employment, a new report by PwC for WeCreate shows. Released today, the report measures the combined economic contribution of five creative industries: games, music, books and film and television. Figures in the report show nearly 20,000 […]

Digital NZ Report 2016: Games are popular mainstream media
9 September 2015

According to the Digital New Zealand Report 2016 launched on 9 September 2015 by IGEA the proportion of the older Kiwi population that plays video games has increased in the past two years. Two fifths (43 per cent) of New Zealanders aged 65 and over now play video games, compared to only 32 per cent in 2013. […]

Jobs in NZ Games Industry Grow in FY2015
20 August 2015

New Zealand’s video game studios created 134 new high-tech creative jobs in the last financial year, according to an independent survey by the New Zealand Game Developers Association. The sector now employs 568 fulltime employees and earned $78.7m in FY2015, up 3% on the previous year. 82% of revenue came from digital exports. The survey […]

NZ Video Games Industry Doubles Exports
10 September 2014

Revenue from New Zealand-made video games and game apps more than doubled to $80.2 million in the year to 31 March 2014, according to an independent survey of NZ Game Developers Association members. 90% of those earnings were digital software exports, primarily through the Internet and app stores. Digital distribution platforms like the AppStore and […]

NZ Games Industry launches Business Startup Competition
9 August 2014

The New Zealand Game Developers Association has launched New Zealand’s first and only startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter.  One promising games business will receive funding, software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support worth $25,000. “The games industry has quickly become one of New Zealand’s largest creative sectors and a significant software […]

Digital consumption fuels New Zealanders gaming growth
17 February 2014

New Zealand’s interactive games industry has recorded $133 million of traditional retail sales and an estimated NZD$162 million of digital sales in 2013, according to research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA). These latest figures put the overall retail value of New Zealand’s interactive games industry in 2013 just shy of NZD$300 […]

Exploding Games Industry Hits The News
12 December 2013

The rapid growth of New Zealand’s video game development industry featured heavily in the news recently.

NZ-Made Video Games Industry Grew 86% in 2012
29 October 2013

New Zealand-made mobile games have been downloaded over 130 million times in the last year and industry earnings grew 86% to $36.3 million dollars, according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association members. The majority of that income, $31.4m, came from exports of smartphone and online games. “The investments in skills and […]