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The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) has collaborated with Wellington in a multi-year partnership to increase investment and grow the talent pool in the creative digital content sector. The NZGDA will expand the remit of its annual conference to incorporate the film, screen and interactive media sectors alongside its traditional gaming content. A Collaborative […]

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New Zealand game studios created over 200 jobs during lockdown But Australian tax incentives and border restrictions put 300 more jobs at risk, according to latest survey findings.   New Zealand’s video games industry created 222 new jobs during 2020’s lockdowns. While the industry grew employment 30%, the potential to create over 300 future jobs […]

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We are pleased to introduce the nominees for the 2021/2022 NZGDA Executive Board! Below you will find information on each candidate (these bios are also available as a PDF: 2022 Candidate Election Bios ) Ballots will be emailed to all eligible NZGDA members on Friday November 5th at 10:00AM and voting will remain open until […]

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Are you a community minded game developer who wants to grow New Zealand’s game development sector? Then consider standing for the 2021/2022 New Zealand Game Developers Association board! The NZGDA welcomes diverse candidates from across New Zealand, in any role in the industry or craft who are current members of the Association. Some of the […]

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Please join us for the 2021 Annual General Meeting! You can register for the meeting here. Meeting Agenda (subject to change): Financial Review Review progress on strategic goals Proposed updates to the NZGDA Constitution Updates to membership structure Results of the 2021/2022 NZGDA Executive Board Member Election Updates to the NZGDA Constitution:  The NZGDA Constitution […]

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Kiwi-published card game Regicide is currently the hottest tabletop game in the world. It sits atop “The Hotness” list at boardgamegeek.com; the IMdb of boardgames. Regicide beat out major license games Dune: Imperium and Marvel Champions to take the #1 spot on the 25th of August. So what makes Regicide so impressive? Despite the fact […]

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Kia Ora! This is just a quick post to say a big thank you again to everyone who helped make NZGDC21 what it was. Here are the links to the Highlight Video, The Conference Photos, and to our YouTube Channel where all of the 80+ videos of Talks/Panels have been uploaded and can be viewed. […]

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All of us at the NZGDA are looking forward to next week’s events. While we sadly will no longer be able to hang out with our friends across the ditch, they will be with us in spirit (and via zoom!) – all of our speakers from Australia will now be giving their talks/panels remotely. Luckily […]

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AUCKLAND NEW ZEALAND , July 26, 2021 – Legend Story Studios is proud to announce Tales of Aria, the next booster set for Flesh and Blood trading card game. Following on from the success of the #1 bestselling Monarch booster set (TCGPlayer bestselling sealed products North America May 2021), Tales of Aria gives fans a […]

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand – July 26, 2021 – Dinosaur Polo Club, Wellington-based makers of the critically-acclaimed video game Mini Metro, has released their second title Mini Motorways onto PC to huge success. Released on July 20th onto Steam, the largest PC gaming storefront in the world, Mini Motorways debuted at the incredible #1 spot in […]

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