Gaming Dev News, Features, and Interviews

  • 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
  • Auckland firm targets Australia for growth

    Auckland-based Rush Digital is looking to open an office in Australia in the next six months as it targets new customers in the country.

    16 Sept. 14 10:55 Written by Sathya Mithra Ashok
  • International guests head to Hamilton expo

    Superheroes, zombies, sci-fi monsters and real-life anime characters are gearing up to make their annual appearances, alongside fantasy, fiction and comic stars at the Hamilton Armageddon Expo at Claudelands Arena on May 24th and 25th.

    19 May 14 10:17 Written by Sathya Mithra Ashok
  • Ed Tech aims to keep NZ in touch with $86 billion industry

    Wellington is gearing up to play host to New Zealand and international education technology sector experts at the Ed Tech for Export 2014 (eT4e) conference, which will take place on June 19th and 20th this year.

    20 March 14 05:28 Written by Sathya Mithra Ashok
  • Digital sales trump traditional sales in NZ games industry: research

    New Zealand’s interactive games industry has recorded $133 million of traditional retail sales and an estimated NZD$162 million of digital sales in 2013, according to research released by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA).

    17 Feb. 14 07:26 Written by Sathya Mithra Ashok
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