Category: News

The NZGDA is proud to announce the New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2017 – an action-packed three day conference for professional and indie game developers in New Zealand’s fastest growing creative sector. NZGDC17 will be on September 6th – 8th 2017 hosted at Auckland’s AUT University. NZGDC17 is calling for speakers who would like to […]

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PikPok launches new fantasy-meets-office incremental clicker game for mobile NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, May 12, 2017 – Leading games publisher PikPok® today announced the launch of their new original title, Dungeon, Inc., for Android on Google Play, and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the App Store. In Dungeon, Inc., players manage the Gold Production branch […]

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The New Zealand Film Commission’s pilot Interactive Development Fund is an exciting opportunity for game developers to get support for the early stage of their development. We reached out to NZFC to clarify three of the most frequently asked questions: FAQs from NZFC Is the fund intended for VR/AR only, or will being a VR/AR […]

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Here at PikPok, we’re celebrating the Biggest Weekend in February with the Biggest Rival Stars Update yet! Since launching in November 2016 on Google Play and the App Store, Rival Stars College Football has gripped players around the world with its vibrant style, nail-biting tournaments, and stats laden gameplay. Today, we are thrilled to announce […]

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Looking at going to GDC this year? It’s an awesome event, but we know it can be a very expensive proposition attending an event on the other side of the world. Thanks to NZGDA, Dinosaur Polo Club, Callaghan Innovation and GDC themselves, we’ve pulled together a bunch of different scholarships to help more Kiwis make […]

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The New Zealand Film Commission has announced an Interactive Development Fund with a total of $200,000 allocated towards the pilot round. Successful applicants will generally receive between $5,000-$25,000 per project. The fund supports the concept development of original narrative-focussed interactive and games content delivered on any platform. The NZGDA will be providing some pitch examples from previous […]

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PikPok expands popular Rival Stars sports brand into American Football NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, November 18, 2016 – Leading games publisher PikPok® today announced the launch of their new original title, Rival Stars College Football, for Android on Google Play, and iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch on the App Store. Rival Stars College Football is the […]

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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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