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PikPok® and DreamWorks Animation Collaboration Now Available for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch WELLINGTON, New Zealand – 4 May, 2012 – Leading Smartphone games publisher PikPok® and DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. (Nasdaq: DWA) today announced the release of DreamWorks Dragons: TapDragonDrop, a new app available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Available now on the App Store, TapDragonDrop […]

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The NZGDA Conference programme is out and you can download it here!   Like the best games, it’s full of tough choices: which sessions will you go to?  Will you party all night after Indie Game: The Movie?  Will you pitch for the $2000 Amazon Web Services credit? Our Keynote Speakers: an IGF Finalist + a Top AppStore […]

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INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. This Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists’ vulnerability […]

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The New Zealand Game Developers Association Conference is a one-day action-packed conference for professional and indie game developers on Saturday 19 May. The conference pulls no punches, with experienced presenters telling it like it really is. Featuring some of New Zealand and Australia’s leading game developers from Sidhe/PikPok, Cerebral Fix, Smallworlds, Gameloft, Grinding Gear Games, […]

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Quirky arcade puzzle game to hit the App Store in March 2012 WELLINGTON, New Zealand – February 27, 2012 – Leading Smartphone games publisher, PikPok®, today announced it would publish Monster Flip™ for iOS, an original title developed by Launching Pad Games. Monster Flip challenges gamers to swipe, flip and match monsters to help them […]

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The Global Game Jam is a 48-hour event where artists, video game developers and programmers create a video game over just one weekend in January. Held in over 120 locations worldwide including New Zealand, it’s creative, cooperative, chaotic and huge fun. New Zealand gamers will be the first in the world to kickoff, when the […]

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Wellington, New Zealand – 16 November 2011 – The New Zealand video game development industry grew by 46% this year, boosted by the huge growth of smartphone and online games. 114 game development jobs were created in the 12 months to September 2011 and the industry now employs the equivalent of 359 full-time people. In […]

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Hit Tower Defense Game Credits Innovative Design and Frequent Updates for Its Eight-Months-and-Counting Position on the iPhone Top 100 US Apps Chart Ninja Kiwi, a leading developer and publisher of web and smart phone games, and Digital Goldfish, a leading developer of smart phone and handheld games, today announced that Bloons TD4 has surpassed one-million […]

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Pre-orders now available for acclaimed soundtrack on vinyl WELLINGTON, New Zealand – November 3, 2011 – Console developer Sidhe announced today the highly acclaimed soundtrack from their award winning game, Shatter, will be available on vinyl as an exclusive limited edition release. Musician extraordinaire, Jeramiah “Module” Ross, has edited and remastered his original soundtrack for […]

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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today the shipping of Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge throughout North America for the Xbox 360 ® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. “We are excited to be shipping Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge. The game is receiving positive reviews and there is a lot of excitement […]

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – October 17, 2011 – PikPok is pleased to advise that due to popular request, the “Dunking” main music track from our recent iOS title “Slam Dunk King” has been released online. The full track can be freely streamed or purchased exclusively from http://pikpok.bandcamp.com. The track was written, directed, and performed by […]

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AUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – October, 2011 – Eat, grow and bump your way to the top as Ninja Kiwi®, a leading developer and publisher of web and smart phone games, today announced Hungry Sumo, an addictive and entertaining puzzle arcade game, is now available on iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Already a […]

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – September 28, 2011 – Leading Smartphone games label, PikPok®, today announced Slam Dunk King™, a new free-to-play arcade basketball title for iOS releasing on 29 September on the App Store. The title enables gamers to show their skills with trick dunks and smooth moves, harness unique mascot powerups, and earn coins […]

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