The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Adelaide-based independent video game developer Mighty Kingdom has joined the association as a member.
Mighty Kingdom is the latest local game development studio to join IGEA and its coordinated efforts to support an effective national policy supporting the game development industry.
Founded in 2011, Mighty Kingdom is based in Adelaide, Australia, and has released more than 20 games to more the 40-million players globally. Mighty Kingdom was behind the digital success of the Shopkins brand and works with global clients including LEGO and Disney. Their core team has a combined 100 years experience across mobile, PC and console, and is experiencing considerable growth. By crew numbers, Mighty Kingdom is the fourth largest studio in Australia.
According to Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, Mighty Kingdom is an important part of Australia’s video games development community and the association is delighted to bring the company into the organisation. Curry said, “Mighty Kingdom is a terrific example of an Australian game developer that has gone from strength to strength not just in Adelaide but is also performing incredibly well globally. As we continue to advocate for the health of the video games industry in Australia, we are delighted to welcome the team at Mighty Kingdom to the association.”
Phil Mayes, Founder and Director of Mighty Kingdom, sees joining IGEA is an important step in the company’s growth, and its broader participation in Australia’s video game development sector.
Mayes added, “IGEA are a consistent and positive voice on behalf of the games development industry in Australia and provide valuable insights and links between publishers, platform holders, developers and government and we are delighted to join the organisation. The Australian game development industry has huge potential to flourish on the international stage. However, if we are to continue to compete, we must level the playing field against other countries like Canada, USA and the UK and secure funding through a variety of models that are only open to other creative and screen industries at present. Mighty Kingdom is pleased to add our voice to IGEA’s effective and transparent program , advocating for federal government support of the video game development industry.”
Mighty Kingdom becomes the seventh Australian development studio to join the peak body alongside; Firemonkeys, Big Ant Studios, Nnnoo, SMG Studios, Well Placed Cactus and Wicked Witch.