Anyone can become a member of the NZGDA:
- Game and Interactive Studios are categorised into Membership Tiers based on the number of full-time employees + contractors that work in the studio.
- Individuals can get a membership for free through their employer or they can buy a membership directly from the NZGDA.
- Other groups such as media, partnership businesses, government departments, and educational institutions can also join as organisational members.
- Students and recent graduates (< 2 years post grad) can obtain student memberships at a discounted rate.
To Join the NZGDA – select your membership type:
|Member Category||Headcount Criteria||Annual Fee|
|Tier 1 Studio||> 100||$12,000|
|Tier 2 Studio||51 – 100||$9,000|
|Tier 3 Studio||21 – 50||$6,000|
|Tier 4 Studio||11 – 20||$3,000|
|Tier 5 Studio||4 – 10||$1,000|
|Tier 6 Studio||1 – 3||$250|
|Large Partnership Business||>199||$10,000|
|Small to medium Partnership Businesses||<100||$5,000|
|Government (Ministry/Depart,ent, Angecy etc)||N/A||$3,000|
|Education (university, Polytech etc)||N/A||$1,999|
All employees of member organisation are eligible for a free Individual Membership.
Individuals must have an Individual Membership to participate in the NZGDA’s professional development programs like the Mentorship Programme, Kiwi Game Starter, and NZGDC.
Annual Fee is billed on April 1st of the calendar year and is due by June 1st.