I’m that sure everyone is excited to hear more about this year’s applicants for Kiwi Game Starter and we are looking forward to celebrating the winners with you. Unfortunately, the NZGDA has decided that we need to postpone the announcement of the finalists until March 3, 2021. The management of this year’s Kiwi Game Starter […]
We have great news for anyone working on their Kiwi Game Starter entry – or for those not sure whether to take the plunge, maybe this will help you decide! Sam Barham won last year’s Kiwi Game Starter first prize with his game Before We Leave, a peaceful city builder that eventually found a home […]
We’re delighted to formally open applications for the NZGDA 2020 Mentorship Scheme, supported by a grant from the NZFC. Applications are welcomed from both potential Mentors and Mentees at their respective links at the end of this story. It has taken longer to work out the best way in which to operate the scheme than […]
It’s my sad duty to announce that the board has made the decision to cancel this year’s New Zealand Game Developers Conference (NZGDC) due to the risks around COVID-19. This was not a decision we made lightly. We understand that NZGDC is one of the few opportunities the NZ games industry has to get together […]
Four finalists have been chosen to present to the judging panel before the NZ Game Developers Conference at the SkyCity Convention Centre on Wednesday, 1st August 2018.
Entries for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, are now open!
During the opening of NZGDC17 last week we announced the winners of Kiwi Game Starter 2017!
The NZGDA is excited to announce our finalists for this year’s Kiwi Game Starter 2017!
Entries for the New Zealand Game Developer’s Association startup programme for interactive games businesses – the Kiwi Game Starter – are now open, with business plans and playable prototypes due on 26 June 2017 by 5pm. Please submit your entry via this form: https://goo.gl/forms/W2EdTpZ6RA3rWlos1 One promising team will be awarded a First Prize of a monetary […]
Entries for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, will be opening sooner than usual this year. We are finalising some details, but wanted to give potential entrants enough time to prepare their playable prototypes and business plans. We will open up entries as soon as […]
Kiwi Games Starter is the NZGDAs annual game development award and startup programme for interactive games businesses. Each year there is a large prize pool in the past including finical, legal and mentoring support for start-up game businesses. The competition aims to help early-stage games businesses to develop prototypes ready for investment or crowdfunding. Here are some […]
In partnership with Media Design School the NZGDA is excited to announce a new category in the KiwiGameStarter, the Postgraduate Design Scholarship! This unique opportunity will give two developers from the winning team the chance to attend Media Design School’s 15 week Postgraduate Certificate in Design. While there they will benefit from access to the […]
Entries for the New Zealand Game Developer’s Association startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter – are now open, with business plans and playable prototypes due on 15 August by 5pm. https://goo.gl/forms/pGYmHsn4D7nPLixZ2 One promising games business will receive $10,000 funding, in addition to software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support. A runner up […]
18 entries were received for the 2015 KiwiGameStarter, with four finalists due to pitch to a judging panel at NZ GDC on 10 September 2015. Entries for New Zealand’s only startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter – are now open, with business plans and playable prototypes due on 28 August. One promising […]
The New Zealand Game Developers Association has launched New Zealand’s first and only startup programme for interactive games businesses – the KiwiGameStarter. One promising games business will receive funding, software, marketing, legal and business mentoring support worth $25,000. “The games industry has quickly become one of New Zealand’s largest creative sectors and a significant software […]