Entries in 'Development' (128)

Open letter closes just short of 2,500 signatures

Open letter closes just short of 2,500 signatures

The open letter to the gaming community has closed with just short of 2,500 developers signing it. 

MCV Pacific
by MCV Pacific
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 9:45AM in News
Aussie game classification receives first major reform in nearly twenty years

Aussie game classification receives first major reform in nearly twenty years

Today, a bill passed through the Australian Senate to allow games to be classified using Classification Tools. 

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 28th 2014 at 4:22PM in News
Developer Profile: Nnooo

Developer Profile: Nnooo

Nnooo is a studio formed on the water in Sydney harbour by Nic Watt in 2006, specialising in WiiWare downloadable titles.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 27th 2014 at 12:26PM in News
Aussie games win half the Intel Level Up Contest spots

Aussie games win half the Intel Level Up Contest spots

In spite of being a small fraction of entrants, Aussie developers managed to take half the winning spots including the grand prize for this year's Intel Level Up Competition.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 26th 2014 at 3:04PM in News

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Chris Jones from CodeNGo doles out Android advice

Chris Jones from CodeNGo doles out Android advice

"It’s like a beverage," says Jones in an analogy describing his app submission service at a small Darlington cafe. "I’ll bet you can get a Coca Cola here because people ...

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 21st 2014 at 1:17PM in News
Grab It Magazine trying something new with rich media

Grab It Magazine trying something new with rich media

Chris Stead, the founding editor of Australian Game Informer, has branched out with a fully interactive magazine which aims to challenge what we think rich media really means.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 18th 2014 at 3:49PM in News
PAX Australia's Indie Showcase 2014 revealed

PAX Australia's Indie Showcase 2014 revealed

The most deserving six indie games in Australia and New Zealand have been selected by PAX Australia judges.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 15th 2014 at 2:26PM in News
Game specific startup competition launches in NZ

Game specific startup competition launches in NZ

The New Zealand Game Developers' Association has announced a startup package competition for indie game developers.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 15th 2014 at 11:28AM in News

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Freeplay festival moves to April, announces new events

Freeplay festival moves to April, announces new events

Today, festival Director Daniel Golding (pictured right alongside newly announced chair Trent Kusters and board member Jess Kilby) and announced big changes to the Freeplay Festival in Melbourne.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 13th 2014 at 12:46PM in News
Developer Profile: Defiant Development

Developer Profile: Defiant Development

Today we turn to a prime example of a studio rising from the 2009 crash in Australia - Defiant Development from Brisbane.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 11th 2014 at 4:16PM in News
Developer Profile: Firemonkeys

Developer Profile: Firemonkeys

Continuing our series of antipodean developer profiles, we look at Firemonkeys, EA's Melbourne-based studio.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 6th 2014 at 12:46PM in News
New Zealand GDC tickets go on sale

New Zealand GDC tickets go on sale

Tickets for the New Zealand GDC, which will be headlined by the lead designer of Diablo 2 and run in late September, are on sale now.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Aug 4th 2014 at 12:54PM in News

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Big changes come to Film Victoria

Big changes come to Film Victoria

It's not all doom and gloom for funding in Australia, as positive reforms come to Film Victoria.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 31st 2014 at 11:17AM in News
John Lunn talks about the crossover between games and startups

John Lunn talks about the crossover between games and startups

It was an anomaly, according to John Lunn, Senior Global Director, PayPal and Braintree Developer Network that no games were made at the inaugural BattleHack Sydney.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 29th 2014 at 10:21AM in News
Developer Profile: Wicked Witch Software

Developer Profile: Wicked Witch Software

Wicked Witch Software is one of the many offshoots of Torus Games, itself an offshoot of Beam Software / Melbourne House.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 24th 2014 at 1:11PM in News
Developer Profile: N3V Games

Developer Profile: N3V Games

N3V Games is one of Australia's oldest independent game developers, starting life as Auran in 1991.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 23rd 2014 at 12:39PM in News

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Developer Profile: KIXEYE Australia

Developer Profile: KIXEYE Australia

Up next in our series of Aussie and Kiwi developer profiles is the Brisbane-based KIXEYE Australia and its Studio Director George Fidler.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 22nd 2014 at 1:45PM in News
In Focus: The Indie Games Room

In Focus: The Indie Games Room

Last weekend, AVCon was held at the Adelaide Convention Centre with a heady blend of anime and videogames.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 21st 2014 at 2:58PM in News
The expos and conventions of Australia and New Zealand

The expos and conventions of Australia and New Zealand

As another introduction to Australian and New Zealand gaming, here's a brief rundown of the major conventions and expos developers can attend.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 17th 2014 at 2:10PM in News
Developer Profile: Torus Games

Developer Profile: Torus Games

To further illustrate the antipodean developers' journey, we'll be running a series of dev profiles on studios of all shapes and sizes from the region.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 17th 2014 at 10:23AM in News
Star Citizen budget only exceeded by GTA, Call of Duty, says developer

Star Citizen budget only exceeded by GTA, Call of Duty, says developer

Crowdfunded space sim Star Citizen will be one of the industry's biggest triple-A developments, according to creator Chris Roberts.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jul 17th 2014 at 9:08AM in News
Keynote speakers announced for GCAP 2014

Keynote speakers announced for GCAP 2014

The Game Developers Association of Australia has today confirmed the international keynote guests for this year's Game Conenct Asia Pacific.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 16th 2014 at 3:30PM in News
NZ developers embrace digital distribution

NZ developers embrace digital distribution

New Zealand's game developers have thrived in the transition from physical to digital media.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jul 15th 2014 at 3:38PM in News
New Zealand at a Glance

New Zealand at a Glance

Following on in our series of articles welcoming you to the Pacific region, we now turn to the current state of Kiwi development.

Leigh Harris
by Leigh Harris
on Jul 15th 2014 at 10:57AM in News
Develop's Pacific feed kicks off with look at Australian industry

Develop's Pacific feed kicks off with look at Australian industry

From today, Develop Online now has a dedicated Pacific editor.

David Wildgoose
by David Wildgoose
on Jul 14th 2014 at 12:10PM in News