Category: News

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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The NZGDA Conference programme is out and you can download it here!   Like the best games, it’s full of tough choices: which sessions will you go to?  Will you party all night after Indie Game: The Movie?  Will you pitch for the $2000 Amazon Web Services credit? Our Keynote Speakers: an IGF Finalist + a Top AppStore […]

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INDIE GAME: THE MOVIE, directed by James Swirsky and Lisanne Pajot, looks at the underdogs of the video game industry, indie game developers, who sacrifice money, health and sanity to realize their lifelong dreams of sharing their creative visions with the world. This Sundance award-winning film captures the tension and drama by focusing on these artists’ vulnerability […]

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The New Zealand Game Developers Association Conference is a one-day action-packed conference for professional and indie game developers on Saturday 19 May. The conference pulls no punches, with experienced presenters telling it like it really is. Featuring some of New Zealand and Australia’s leading game developers from Sidhe/PikPok, Cerebral Fix, Smallworlds, Gameloft, Grinding Gear Games, […]

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Quirky arcade puzzle game to hit the App Store in March 2012 WELLINGTON, New Zealand – February 27, 2012 – Leading Smartphone games publisher, PikPok®, today announced it would publish Monster Flip™ for iOS, an original title developed by Launching Pad Games. Monster Flip challenges gamers to swipe, flip and match monsters to help them […]

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