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NZ Game Developers Storm GDC 2013
30 March 2013

Movies like the Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit have made New Zealand’s film companies world-renowned. More recently the entertainment industry is discovering that the same New Zealand creative culture is yielding equally powerful results for game development. New Zealand’s cluster of game developers, though a tight-knit community of approximately 450 professionals, is […]

RUGBY CHALLENGE 2: THE LIONS TOUR EDITION ANNOUNCED FOR PS3, 360 AND PC
20 March 2013

British and Irish Lions roar in rugby union videogame sequel SYDNEY, Australia – March 20, 2013 – Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) announced today the development of Rugby Challenge 2: The Lions Tour Edition for PlayStation®3, Microsoft Xbox 360® and PC, by New Zealand based games developer Sidhe. The sequel product includes myriad new […]

International Game Masters attend Forum at Te Papa
11 February 2013

Te Papa announced topline international game developers Masaya Matsuura and Luke Muscat as keynote speakers for Game Masters – The Forum to be held at Te Papa on 4 and 5 March 2013.   Game Masters – The Forum brings together game developers, artists, educators, researchers, and filmmakers. A collaborative event, the goal of the […]

Into the Dead App for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Now Available on the App Store
7 December 2012

PikPok® unleashes zombie horde themed original title on customers WELLINGTON, New Zealand – December 6, 2012 – Leading mobile games publisher PikPok® announced the launch of the Into the Dead™ App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available today from the App Store. The Into the Dead App throws you into the gruesome world of […]

OREO: Twist, Lick, Dunk App for iPhone, iPad & iPod touch Now Available on the App Store
30 November 2012

PikPok® and Mondelēz International bring snack sized gaming fun to customers WELLINGTON, New Zealand – November 30, 2012 – Leading mobile games publisher PikPok® along with mobile group Carnival Labs and Mondelēz International, Inc. (Nasdaq: MDLZ) announced the launch of the OREO: Twist, Lick, Dunk App for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, available today from […]

Two New Zealand games included in Game Masters at Te Papa
9 October 2012

Two games by New Zealand designers are to be included in the blockbuster new exhibition Game Masters when it opens at Te Papa on 15 December 2012. The two games have been selected to represent both ends of game development in New Zealand, and to celebrate New Zealand’s contribution to the game development industry. Shatter […]

Super Monsters Ate My Condo & Flick Kick Goalkeeper Released
28 September 2012

This week has seen the release of two PikPok titles of very different sorts.

NZ Video Games Industry Continues to Grow
11 September 2012

Kiwi game studios released 73 commercial video games in the last year, primarily selling them digitally on iPhones, websites and Android smartphones. The local industry has nearly doubled in the last two years and employed 380 full-time equivalent game developers as of 31 March 2012, according to a survey of NZ Game Developers Association members. […]

PikPok® releases Twang the Fox™ for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch
6 September 2012

Innovative arcade platform game by Conix Games now available on the App Store WELLINGTON, New Zealand – September 06, 2012 – Leading games publisher PikPok® has released Twang the Fox™ for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch, an original arcade platformer title developed by Conix Games. In Twang the Fox, gamers take control of a brave […]

Gods of Gaming coming to Te Papa
15 August 2012

Te Papa is delighted to announce its summer blockbuster exhibition, Game Masters, opening 15 December 2012. Featuring over 120 playable games across arcade, consoles, and PC, including Donkey Kong, The Sims, The Legend of Zelda, Sonic the Hedgehog, and not forgetting mobile games such as Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja; this exhibition has games suitable […]

Dowse announces major exhibition of New Zealand video gaming
31 July 2012

Every day across the world, millions of people enter virtual worlds through video games. The Dowse Art Museum is excited to celebrate what is now the fastest-growing form of mass art with a major exhibition of New Zealand video gaming – Arcade: Homegrown Video Games opens on 10 November and runs throughout the summer months […]

RUGBY CHALLENGE COMING TO PLAYSTATION® VITA
23 May 2012

SYDNEY, Australia – May 23, 2012: Tru Blu Entertainment announced today that Rugby Challenge will be available on the PlayStation® Vita handheld entertainment system, on 27 June 2012 in Europe, UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. The first game ever published for the PlayStation Vita by Tru Blu Entertainment features console quality Rugby Challenge […]

Extinction Squad is Here!
18 May 2012

PikPok’s very happy to continue its collaboration with Adult Swim Games with the latest of our joint developments, Extinction Squad. This universal iOS title offers self-destructive blue wales, plummeting pandas, and gorillas who have lost their grip, and you have to save them from themselves. It’s the dodos you see. They smell funny. Extinction Squad […]

DreamWorks Dragons: TapDragonDrop Swoops onto the App Store
4 May 2012

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 […]