The NZGDA is hosting the Game Developers’ Conference in New Zealand, with Wild Tangent and Halfbrick headlining the event.
It’s a one day intensive conference on the business and art of making games, and is happening at AUT University on Friday 28th June.
Jason Harwood, the producer of Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick, and Alex St John, founder of Wild Tangent, will keynote the event.
“Presenting this year are the makers of several Top 10 iPhone games, New Zealand’s largest crowd-funded project, two Academy Award winners, a BAFTA nominee and the man who gave Bill Gates a shotgun and put him inside Doom,” said NZGDA chairman Stephen Knightly. “That’s an indication of the calibre of people developing games in New Zealand at the moment.”
“Games are New Zealand’s fastest growing creative sector export, and there are several world-beating local studios who can share their expertise with those starting out.”
Tickets are available here.