nz game industry

Digital consumption fuels New Zealanders gaming growth
February 17, 2014

New Zealand’s interactive games industry has recorded $133 million of traditional retail sales and an estimated NZD$162 million of digital sales in 2013, according to research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA). These latest figures put the overall retail value of New Zealand’s interactive games industry in 2013 just shy of NZD$300 […]

Exploding Games Industry Hits The News
December 12, 2013

The rapid growth of New Zealand’s video game development industry featured heavily in the news recently.

NZ-Made Video Games Industry Grew 86% in 2012
October 29, 2013

New Zealand-made mobile games have been downloaded over 130 million times in the last year and industry earnings grew 86% to $36.3 million dollars, according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association members. The majority of that income, $31.4m, came from exports of smartphone and online games. “The investments in skills and […]

NZ Video Games Industry Continues to Grow
September 11, 2012

Kiwi game studios released 73 commercial video games in the last year, primarily selling them digitally on iPhones, websites and Android smartphones. The local industry has nearly doubled in the last two years and employed 380 full-time equivalent game developers as of 31 March 2012, according to a survey of NZ Game Developers Association members. […]

New Zealand-made Video Games Industry grew 46% this year
November 16, 2011

Wellington, New Zealand – 16 November 2011 – The New Zealand video game development industry grew by 46% this year, boosted by the huge growth of smartphone and online games. 114 game development jobs were created in the 12 months to September 2011 and the industry now employs the equivalent of 359 full-time people. In […]

Sam Morgan Invests in Fast-Growing Social Game SmallWorlds
May 15, 2011

Fast-growing Auckland-based social game SmallWorlds has received $2.5m in an investment round led by TradeMe founder Sam Morgan to capitalise on the booming market for games played via social networks. Gaming is the fastest growing entertainment sector globally, and has already overtaken both the music and film industry in revenues. Launched in 2008 by entrepreneurs […]