China is now the world’s largest gaming market with annual revenues surging towards USD 30 billion. It may already be New Zealand’s largest market too. In recent times studios such as Grinding Gear Games and Rocketwerkz have partnered with Tencent, China’s largest publisher. The likes of NinjaKiwi and PikPok are working with other publishers. NZGDA …Continue reading "China – the world’s largest gaming market"
Who is the NZESF? The New Zealand ESports Federation (NZESF) was established in March 2016. It was established by a group of gamers and business people who saw the opportunity presented by esports and the absence of a governing body in New Zealand. In May 2016, the NZESF became a member of the International ESports …Continue reading "The NZESF and marketing through esports"
It’s the week of the New Zealand Game Developers Conference and we’re excited for the biggest lineup yet! This year we’ve got over 100 presenters, as well as a full day of workshops. Make sure you’ve grabbed a ticket if you don’t have one already: https://nzgdc17.lilregie.com/ You can find the full conference schedule here: …Continue reading "#NZGDC17 is Just Around the Corner!"
New Zealand’s game developers earned $99.87M in the financial year ending 31 March 2017 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. That’s double-digit growth of 12% in the last year, up from to $88.9m in FY2016. “$100m is a great milestone to hit but our real goal is to …Continue reading "NZ Game Development Revenues Hit $100M"
The NZGDA’s Annual General Meeting will be held from 5pm to 6pm on 6 September 2017 at AUT in room WG403. The Agenda will include: Chairperson’s report on the business of the Society Secretary’s report on the finances of the Society, and the Statement of Accounts election of Committee Members general business All members are welcome to join …Continue reading "Notice of NZGDA 2017 Annual General Meeting"
New research by Bond University in Queensland and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has found a staggering 98 per cent of New Zealand families have video game devices, eight out of 10 owning multiple game devices. Digital New Zealand 2018 studied 807 New Zealand households and 2,288 individuals, revealing 67 per cent of Kiwis play …Continue reading "Digital NZ Report 2018: Thought rugby was popular? Try video games"
Media Design School will give Blizzard and Valve fans unparalleled access to two of the world’s leading game artists as part of an exclusive MDS Games Summit from February 15 to 17 in Auckland.Continue reading "World’s leading game artists coming to Auckland"