New Zealand game studios recruiting at GDC
3 March 2016

Fifteen New Zealand game studios will be in San Francisco during the Game Developers Conference 2016. They have a number exciting job vacancies to fill and are on the look-out for talented people across all disciplines. Take this opportunity to explore the high quality work and lifestyle only New Zealand can offer.

Creative, original games

Gaming in New Zealand comes with a creative edge, where you’ll create innovative and original IP.

Teams are typically smaller with less hierarchy, meaning you’ll have a real influence and the chance to stamp your mark of games. We typically make our own original IP rather than take work-for-hire instructions.  You’ll enjoy a strong sense of community with monthly meetups in all major cities and biannual national industry conferences.

The gaming industry is booming in New Zealand, with 110% growth each year since 2012. The industry employs 600 fulltime game developers, artists and indie developers, and is projected to earn NZ$100m this year. This all add up to one thing: opportunity.  With the rapid growth of the New Zealand industry, senior developers with several years’ experience are particularly sought after.

“Creatively, New Zealand is an exceptional place to be” – Dean Hall, Rocketwerkz (DayZ).

Exceptional lifestyle

Being surrounded by nature is part of the New Zealand way of life. From having a beach to yourself to bush walks on your lunch break, it’s all right here.  Mountains are a weekend field trip away. We’re also high-tech, English-speaking, cosmopolitan and have the best coffee in the world.

New Zealand was rated second in the world for work/life balance in HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends plus all the recreation and wide open spaces our country offers.

Meet New Zealand studios at GDC

If you’re going to GDC and are looking for a change, our studios would love to meet you.  View our jobs board for some of the current opportunities (although we’re also keen to get to know people for the future too).

At GDC we’re hosting an exclusive Kiwi Cocktail Club event on Monday 14th March.  As well as great digital talent, New Zealand has some of the world’s best food and drink.  While places are limited, if you’d like to get to know us email with some information about yourself and any questions about working in New Zealand.