Industry insight – Classification

Industry insight – Classification

Jul 29, 2014

On Monday 28 July 2014, our CEO Ron Curry had to appear before a Senate Committee hearing into Classification as part of some of reforms being made to the  Classification system following the ALRC’s review over 2 years ago. Our Legal and Policy Counsel, Josh Cavaleri has contributed a piece to trade industry site, MCV Pacific to provide an update as to...

WeCreate.org.nz formed to champion creative industries

WeCreate.org.nz formed to champion creative industries

Jul 10, 2014

Media release                                                                                           creative – 1 10 July, 2014 Report: Creative Industries add $3.5 billion to NZ’s GDP WeCreate.org.nz formed to champion creative industries A new report shows the...

Game designers and recruiting

Game designers and recruiting

Jun 4, 2014

We found an interesting article that just appeared in the Australian Financial Review ‘Game designers reimagine the recruiting mission‘ by Fiona Smith. The article discusses ‘serious games’ and how some employers are now turning to game developers to help them improve their odds of hiring and retaining a successful candidate.  Many...

The growth of Professional gaming

The growth of Professional gaming

Jun 3, 2014

We’ve come across quite a bit of press the last day or so talking about Professional gaming and the sheer amount of people who actually watch other people play games via services like Twitch. Brendan Keogh has written a piece over at The Drum (ABC) on how video games are already a mainstream spectator sport. Similarly, according to a recent study reported...

Play it safe with Stay Smart Online Week 2014

Play it safe with Stay Smart Online Week 2014

May 20, 2014

    Rohan Buettel, Assistant Secretary Cyber Safety and Security, of the Australian Government’s Department of Communications, discusses protecting children online.             Warlords, warriors and dragons are not the only enemies young gamers need to shield themselves from when playing online. Online threats and...

GDAA bewildered by Government’s decision to axe Game Industry Fund

GDAA bewildered by Government’s decision to axe Game Industry Fund

May 14, 2014

GDAA bewildered by Government’s decision to axe Game Industry Fund   For Immediate Release   MELBOURNE – 14 May, 2014 – The Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) is disappointed and mystified by the Federal government’s budget announcement to cut the Australian Interactive Games Fund (AIGF). The decision is completely at odds...