Report released from the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry

Report released from the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game development industry

Apr 29, 2016

Today, the Senate’s Environment and Communications References Committee officially published the Report on the future of Australia’s video game development industry. For your reference, here is a link to the report. IGEA made a submission to this inquiry last year and appeared in front of the committee hearing in March. Overall , the recommendations...

Transcript of the Melbourne hearings into the Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s video game industry

Transcript of the Melbourne hearings into the Senate inquiry into the future of Australia’s video game industry

Feb 26, 2016

Last Friday, 19 Feb the first round of hearings into the Senate inquiry into the Future of Australia’s video game industry, took place in Melbourne.  You can download the transcript here. To read IGEA’s submission, you can click here. We will be appearing in Sydney on Friday 11 March 2016.   Share...

PAX Australia officially the best in the business

PAX Australia officially the best in the business

Dec 4, 2015

  PAX Australia officially the best in the business Top video game event wins Best Australian Show at EEAA awards   PAX Australia has been awarded the highest accolade in the events and exhibitions industry, taking out “Best Australian Show” at the Exhibition & Event Association of Australasia (EEAA) Awards on Wednesday night. After winning the...

New classification exemption arrangements for festivals and special events

New classification exemption arrangements for festivals and special events

Sep 11, 2015

We welcome the latest reform to the Classification Act which allows exemption arrangements for festivals and special events. The following statement was taken directly from www.classification.gov.au     11 September 2015, amendments to the Classification (Publications, Films and Computer Games) Act 1995 take effect that streamline and simplify the...

Jobs in NZ Industry Grow 30%

Jobs in NZ Industry Grow 30%

Aug 21, 2015

MEDIA RELEASE New Zealand Game Developers Association Friday 21 August 2015 Jobs in NZ Games Industry Grow 30% 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...

nbn – Gaming: the New Social Network?

nbn – Gaming: the New Social Network?

Jul 22, 2015

Gaming: the New Social Network? nbn™ network a ‘game changer’ for Aussie homes Forget Snapchat and Whatsapp, Aussie households are on the cusp of a new ‘social gaming’ era assisted by growing access to fast broadband via the nbn™ network. Recent research suggests Australians are increasingly using video and voice chat gaming applications to...