Survey shows game development industry’s rise

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New Zealand’s game development industry earned a record $143 million in the last financial year.

The annual revenue represents a 43 per cent rise on the previous year.

The survey of 41 New Zealand Game Developers Association studios found 93 per cent of this revenue came from exports of digital creative software, and the number of artists and developers employed in the industry rose 10 per cent.

“The results are a testament to the wealth of talent in New Zealand’s game development industry,” says Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Clare Curran. “The industry continues to go from strength to strength. It’s great to see the top quality work that comes out of these studios is staking its claim on the international stage.”

The survey also highlights areas that can be improved and, if addressed, could help realise the potential of New Zealand’s game development industry.

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