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NZTech
Kiwi tech sector grows, boosted by game development and local IT companies
“We are seeing sectors like the game developers growing exports at exponential rates, local IT companies working through the night helping other sectors rapidly become more digital."
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Game developers
Seven Dunedin game developers granted $450k
The funding, which is part of a wider $10 million allocation, is designed to create and nurture the game development industry in the region.
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Cloud
Lenovo picks budding Kiwi game developer as ‘Legion Epprentice’
Lenovo has announced the winner of its Lenovo Legion Epprenticeship, an initiative created to encourage budding developers wanting a career in gaming.
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Gaming
NZ gaming industry thriving as revenue skyrockets
The industry could potentially be worth $1 billion dollars by 2025 if it continues its 39% average annual growth.
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Gaming
Singapore-based Garena buys game studio Phoenix Labs
Phoenix Labs is behind RPG games such as Dauntless, a free-to-play co-op action RPG.
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Android
Animoca Brands acquires San Fran gaming company behind Power Rangers
“Animoca Brands is the perfect strategic partner for nWay, as the Company brings a deep history of innovation, talent and IPs which can help further the main goal of nWay to create amazing games."
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Gaming
2K Games' new studio Cloud Chamber will develop next BioShock game
Cloud Chamber has already started work on the next BioShock game, which is expected to spend several years in development, according to 2K.
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Gaming
PAX AUS reveals this year's Indie Showcase winners
"We have scoured high and low to bring you this year's stellar lineup of winners. If we do say so ourselves, they’re pretty darn cool,” the PAX team says.
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Blockchain
JPlay & DGames bring blockchain to eSports
JPlay is one of the world’s first blockchain-powered eSports platforms, launched this month in Taipei, Taiwan. 
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Startup
Founded in an Auckland garage, acquired by global colossus
A Kiwi video game developer known worldwide for 'Path of Exile' has announced a majority acquisition from Chinese giant Tencent.
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Gaming
Australian game developers march on, generating $118 million of revenue
The Australian video game development industry continues to flourish, despite minimal recognition from their government.
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Cloud
Gaming conference invites Kiwis to learn from the experts
“The conference is looking at the role of all sorts of games in learning, both traditional and digital.”
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Call of Duty
What does it take to become a Call of Duty, Infinity Ward game developer?
Ever wondered what goes into designing the look & feel of a game? Curious to know what skills are needed to score a job as a game developer? Read on..
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Apps
Kiwi creators along with British company bring Thunderbirds back to life
“Our drive is to bring stories to life in a highly interactive and engaging way in the digital space. This app is another Kiwi success story."
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Gaming
Game development and zombies: Capital E launches school programmes
Capital E Digital Studio is hosting two programmes for juniors and seniors taking place in this year’s April school holidays.
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Gaming
THQ files for Bankrupcy
What will this mean for the company's well loved brands and studios?
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Gaming
NZ game industry created 114 new jobs last year: survey
Exceptional growth just the beginning: Game Developer's Association.
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Gaming
Fable III to be showcased at SF next month - whatever SF means
Further details regarding the event are unknown at this stage, and we can only speculate that “SF” stands for San Francisco.
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Gaming
Sidhe Interactive adds another gaming award to its trophy cabinet
Wellington-based game developer Sidhe Interactive has yet another international gaming award under its belt.
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Gaming
Blog: Delayed reactions
This year has got to be the biggest in recent memory in terms of the number of delayed game titles.