Category: News

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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SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today that it will publish and distribute Jonah Lomu Rugby Challenge throughout North America for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, currently anticipated to begin shipping in September 2011. “We are very excited to bring this popular rugby franchise […]

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Available At Retail from 2 September 2011 SYDNEY, Australia – August 24, 2011 – Tru Blu Entertainment announced today Rugby Challenge for PlayStation®3 and Microsoft Xbox 360® would release in New Zealand on 2 September, and Australia and South Africa on 8 September. The game will be marketed in New Zealand as All Blacks Rugby […]

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LONDON, England and WELLINGTON, New Zealand – August 01, 2011 – PikPok™ and Chelsea Football Club today announced the launch of Flick Kick™ Chelsea for Android, bringing the popular branded version of Flick Kick™ Football to the growing Android audience. Flick Kick™ Chelsea for Android features multiple gameplay modes, the ability to challenge other players, […]

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SYDNEY, Australia – July 18, 2011 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) revealed today that major European rugby union leagues Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14 Orange, and RaboDirect PRO12 have been licensed for upcoming video game Rugby Challenge coming to PlayStation®3, PS Vita, Microsoft Xbox 360® and PC. The game will be released in […]

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