NZ video game exports continue to grow

NZ video game exports continue to grow

Aug 3, 2016

New just out from the NZGDA New Zealand’s game development industry grew 13% last year to earn $88.9m in the year ending 31 March 2016 according to an independent survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association studios. Almost all of that revenue (92%) came from exports of interactive software and online services. “Entertainment software and apps continue...

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...

Current & Emerging Issues for the Classification of Video Games in New Zealand

Current & Emerging Issues for the Classification of Video Games in New Zealand

Oct 16, 2015

IGEA has just published a paper to provide the NZ government and public with a comprehensive understanding of how the Classification of video games is impacting interactive entertainment in New Zealand and the implications this has on a converged world. Click here to download Emerging Issues and Solutions for the Classification of Computer Games in New...

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...