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The Audio Game Hub team believe games should be for everyone. With nearly 300 million visually impaired around the world, the team specialise  in using sound and music to create games for both sighted and non-sighted users. “Nobody makes games for us” were the words that launched this collaborative project. What originated as a PhD research […]

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Kiwi Games Starter is the NZGDAs annual game development award and startup programme for interactive games businesses. Each year there is a large prize pool in the past including finical, legal and mentoring support for start-up game businesses. The competition aims to help early-stage games businesses to develop prototypes ready for investment or crowdfunding. Here are some […]

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AR/VR Garage Auckland

7th September 2016

One of New Zealand’s most dynamic tech sectors received a major boost today with the opening of the AR/VR Garage – a globally unique augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR) development facility in Eden Terrace, which establishes Auckland as an international hub for this hot technology. The AR/VR Garage is right next door to the NZGDA’s […]

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NZGDC 2016!

15th August 2016

New Zealand’s premier game development event – the New Zealand Game Developers Conference – will be bigger and better than ever on Thursday and Friday, 8th & 9th September at Auckland University of Technology. WEBPAGE HERE!

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Indie Prize Showcase

12th August 2016

Submission for the Indie Prize Showcase is officially opened 1800 professional attendees 150 speakers 56 indie games at the showcase 3 official parties Join the world’s best indie developers at Casual Connect in Tel Aviv – the city that has the largest concentration of video gaming tech and development in the world! Apply for the […]

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2016 AGM Report

9th August 2016

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of the NZ Game Developers Association Incorporated was held at on Wed 3 August 2016 at AUT University, Auckland. Here are the reports reflecting on the last year’s progress from departing Chairperson Stephen Knightly.

The NZGDA’s purpose is to represent, grow and support the success of New Zealand’s game development industry and community. Both are in great health yet have so much more potential.

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The results for the 2016 NZGDA Elections are out! We had a staggering increase in votes this year.  In the end we had a total of 275 votes (out of 1098 registered voters) versus 20 from last year.  It appears that interest in the election process has really picked up! Chairman James Everett Secretary Joe […]

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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 […]

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In partnership with Media Design School the NZGDA is excited to announce a new category in the KiwiGameStarter, the Postgraduate Design Scholarship! This unique opportunity will give two developers from the winning team the chance to attend Media Design School’s 15 week Postgraduate Certificate in Design. While there they will benefit from access to the […]

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Click here for the board member election results for 2016: http://nzgda.com/about-us/board/ The NZ Game Developers Association is a not-for-profit organisation run by a diverse group of game developers from around New Zealand. You can learn more about our role and activities (including the 2016 Activity Plan) here: http://nzgda.com/about-us/what-is-the-nzgda/ July 15th – online ballots will be emailed […]

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Entries for the New Zealand Game Developer’s Association startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter – are now open, with business plans and playable prototypes due on 15 August by 5pm. https://goo.gl/forms/pGYmHsn4D7nPLixZ2 One promising games business will receive $10,000 funding, in addition to software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support. A runner up […]

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More than 1000 indie games applied for Indie Prize scholarship during the past year 335 games were submitted for Indie Prize Asia 2016 28 judges selected 100 world’s best indie games 3 days of Indie Prize Showcase Indie Prize is a scholarship program for indie developers. The main goal of Indie Prize is to give […]

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This summer Global Mobile Game Confederation is hosting Mobile Game Asia at capital city of Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur, where we will merge the world gaming industry and local development community! Taking place at Berjaya Times Square Hotel, in Kuala Lumpur on July 13th – 14th, Mobile Game Asia brings together over 1,000+ industry leaders, developers […]

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Game art and development is one of the world’s hottest new career paths and later this month some of New Zealand’s most talented young game developers will go head to head in a competition which could shoot them into the international spotlight. For the first time ever WorldSkills – the largest skills competition on the […]

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