Games are serious business: National study

Games are serious business: National study

Jul 24, 2017

Sydney, Australia – 24 July 2017 – The Australian computer and video game industry grew at a 9.6 per cent compound annual growth rate from 2013-2016, with digital game sales experiencing a 20 per cent CAGR over the same period, according to new research released today by Bond University and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association...

State of play: National study reveals video games’ benefits

State of play: National study reveals video games’ benefits

Jul 24, 2017

Sydney, Australia – 24 July 2017 – New research by Bond University and the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has shown video and computer games are no longer just about entertainment. Games are being used in a wide variety of fields including aged care, the workplace, health and education. Dr Jeff Brand, Professor at Bond University...

IGEA Statement on Senator Scott Ludlam

IGEA Statement on Senator Scott Ludlam

Jul 14, 2017

Today has been devastating day for the Australian video games industry. Scott Ludlam, Senator for Western Australia and Co-Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens party, has resigned. This was due to a citizenship mix up – no one can sit as a Senator or a member of the House of Representatives for Australia if they are a citizen of a foreign power....

Open Letter to Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield

Open Letter to Senator The Hon Mitch Fifield

May 24, 2017

Here is a copy of the letter we sent to Senator Fifield yesterday, 23 May 2017.  We will keep you posted on the response     Dear Minister, We were really delighted when the Australian Government brought together communications and the arts to form your Department. On paper, the Department of Communications and the Arts seemed to be the perfect home...

Nnooo joins the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association

Nnooo joins the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association

Mar 14, 2017

SYDNEY, Australia: March 14 2017 – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Sydney-based independent video game developer and publisher, Nnooo, has joined the association as a member. Nnooo joins Australian games developers, Big Ant Studios and Well Placed Cactus, who have been IGEA members since 2015 and have made...

NZ video games industry revenues race ahead to $424M in 2016

NZ video games industry revenues race ahead to $424M in 2016

Mar 8, 2017

Auckland, New Zealand – 8 March 2017 – The New Zealand video and computer games industry generated $424 million in revenue in 2016, a seven per cent increase on 2015 sales. Data released today by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association shows that New Zealand industry growth outpaced that of Australia, which experienced a four per cent increase...