Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA June 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]
Kia Ora New Zealand Game Devs! A new issue of the NZGDA newsletter has been released and pushed to all of our subscribers. If you’re interested in seeing some of the latest news, jobs, events & more, you can find a link to it here: NZGDA May 2021 Newsletter To receive this news straight to […]
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 […]
Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran welcomes the results of an independent survey released today that shows New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year.
New Zealand’s game developers earned a record $143.0M in the financial year ending 31 March 2018 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios.
Growing the international profile of New Zealand’s game development sector will be a key focus of a new study, announced today at a Techweek event by Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran.
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.
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.
The New Zealand Film Commission’s pilot Interactive Development Fund is an exciting opportunity for game developers to get support for the early stage of their development. We reached out to NZFC to clarify three of the most frequently asked questions: FAQs from NZFC Is the fund intended for VR/AR only, or will being a VR/AR […]
The New Zealand Film Commission has announced an Interactive Development Fund with a total of $200,000 allocated towards the pilot round. Successful applicants will generally receive between $5,000-$25,000 per project. The fund supports the concept development of original narrative-focussed interactive and games content delivered on any platform. The NZGDA will be providing some pitch examples from previous […]
New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online services. “Entertainment software and apps continue to be one of […]
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.
New Zealand’s creative industries added $3.848b to gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 and are a significant contributor to national employment, a new report by PwC for WeCreate shows. Released today, the report measures the combined economic contribution of five creative industries: games, music, books and film and television. Figures in the report show nearly 20,000 […]
New Zealand’s video game studios created 134 new high-tech creative jobs in the last financial year, according to an independent survey by the New Zealand Game Developers Association. The sector now employs 568 fulltime employees and earned $78.7m in FY2015, up 3% on the previous year. 82% of revenue came from digital exports. The survey […]
Revenue from New Zealand-made video games and game apps more than doubled to $80.2 million in the year to 31 March 2014, according to an independent survey of NZ Game Developers Association members. 90% of those earnings were digital software exports, primarily through the Internet and app stores. Digital distribution platforms like the AppStore and […]