Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • Game developers aim to create billion dollar export industry

    The New Zealand Game Developers Association has called for an industry development plan for New Zealand’s interactive media and games sector saying it could create a billion dollar export industry by 2024.

    19 Aug. 19 16:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • The Instillery and Origin unite in mega merger

    The Instillery and Origin have unveiled plans to merge businesses to create a tech provider capable of challenging tier-1 incumbents in New Zealand.

    15 Aug. 19 11:30 Written by James Henderson
  • University of Canterbury to boost immersive gaming

    The University of Canterbury will pump $4.2m into an Applied Immersive Gaming Initiative (AIGI) with the aim of accelerating research and public use of immersive gaming applications.

    20 May 19 10:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Microsoft seeks to lure game developers to Azure

    Microsoft has brought its services for game developers under a single umbrella, dubbed Microsoft Game Stack, and launched a range of new gaming-focused Azure services.

    15 March 19 03:00 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Game-on digitally: developers’ earnings up 43 percent

    The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) has released the results of a study that, it says, found New Zealand’s game developers earned a record $143.0m in the year to 31 March 2018, a 43 percent increase on the prior year.

    02 Aug. 18 12:09 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Government puts interactive media industry under the spotlight

    The Government has launched a study in New Zealand’s interactive media industry (game development and consumer augmented and virtual reality apps) to provide input into government policy and industry initiatives, and provide a foundation for future collaborations between the industry and government.”

    23 May 18 12:57 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Creative agency Method creates AR & VR content arm

    ​Auckland-based creative agency, Method, has launched a specialist augmented and virtual reality arm, M Theory, saying it will enable the company to keep up with client demand for AR and VR content.

    09 May 17 06:30 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Blockchain tipped to untangle the law on intangible property

    ​Law firm Russell McVeagh has shone a spotlight on the conflicted ways in which different legal jurisdictions treat rights to intangible property such as software and domain names, and suggests that the growing use of blockchain technologies to establish ownership of valuable intangibles will soon force lawmakers to deal with the issue.

    08 May 17 10:00 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Virtual and augmented reality centre to open in Wellington

    A virtual and mixed reality centre, Projectr, has been set up in the recently refurbished NEC House on Taranaki St, Wellington with support from the building’s owner, The Wellington Company and the Wellington City Council.

    17 March 17 15:56 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Video game sales grew 7 percent to $424m in 2016, says IGEA

    The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has released the result of commissioned research saying it shows New Zealand’s video game industry revenues grew seven percent per cent in 2016 to $125m in traditional retail sales and $299m in digital and mobile sales, in contrast to sales growth of four percent in Australia.

    08 March 17 14:16 Written by Stuart Corner
  • HP brings top end gaming PCs, laptops to NZ

    HP New Zealand has launched a new suite of gaming PCs — the OMEN X Desktop, OMEN 15 and 17 Laptop — designed, it says, specifically for those who demand the ultimate, immersive gaming experience. It has also introduced a range of accessories from SteelSeries.

    19 Oct. 16 15:59 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Gaming going gangbusters, says developer association

    The New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) estimates that the game development industry earned revenues of $88.9m in the 12 months to 31 March 2016, a 13 percent increase on the prior year and with 92 percent coming from exports of interactive software and online services.

    03 Aug. 16 14:14 Written by Stuart Corner
  • NZ’s first VR movie previewed

    Auckland children were given a chance on 23 July to be the first to see what is claimed to be New Zealand’s first virtual reality movie, and only the second in the world.

    25 July 16 11:26 Written by Stuart Corner
  • Twitter talks as MWC steps out of mobile shadows

    “This year's Mobile World Congress was about so much more than mobiles as virtual reality headsets and a new wave of wearable technology took centre stage."

    10 March 15 08:43 Written by James Henderson
  • INSIGHT: National fails Kiwis seeking skilled jobs

    Kiwis are finding it even harder to get good jobs that pay a decent wage showing National can’t make the economic recovery deliver for all New Zealanders.

    05 Feb. 15 03:10 Written by James Henderson
  • TechnologyOne signs off on software acquisition

    Listed Australian company TechnologyOne, which has been named as preferred supplier for Wellington City Council's IT procurement process, has acquired ICON software.

    04 Feb. 15 01:59 Written by By Randal Jackson
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