NZGDA Membership Model
18 May 2022

As a Not-For-Profit advocacy organisation, we have made it our mission to deliver above and beyond what would be expected; from our advocacy and lobbying efforts to the successful delivery of an annual national conference, business startup competitions, mentorship programmes, community content curation and creation, among other initiatives over the last decade. 

This is due, in no small part, to the commitment and passion of the industry volunteers who have served on our board, volunteered at our events, giving so generously of their time and expertise.

We have worked behind the scenes – consulting with other industry organisations and our industry leaders – to create a membership structure that will provide the greatest value for our membership and support all who participate professionally in the game development industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Membership fees will fund one staff member to begin with, a vital resource that can deliver new initiatives and projects to support our goals for the industry.

Thanks to the financial support from some of our most successful businesses and partner organisations, scholarships will be available to ensure upcoming industry voices are heard. Much of our website, social media content and events will remain accessible to all, but new member-only content and events will be available via our member area of the website.

Eventually new structures for engaging and consulting will be created, so that NZGDA can continue to be the voice of – and advocate on behalf of – the New Zealand game development industry as it evolves.

You can read more on our Membership FAQs here.

As we await the rollout of our new membership platform, where you can apply for membership, in the meantime you can contact if you wish to join us.

Thank you for your continued support of the NZGDA.


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