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Game development in Wellington

Wellington's game development sector is heating up, with global success companies being recognised on the world stage. Find out more about Wellington's game development scene.

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World leaders

Mobile game development company Pik Pok is making a big splash internationally with their original IP (Into the Dead, Flick Kick Football Legends).

They've also picked up high profile licensed game work from the likes of DreamWorks (Turbo Fast), Nabisco (Oreo: Twist, Lick, Dunk) and Fox (The Maze Runner).

Collaborative community

The collaborative community is the secret to Wellington’s ability to punch above its weight on the digital stage in game development and beyond.

Wellington is home to AnimfxNZ, New Zealand’s premier game development, animation and visual effects conference. It brings together some of the biggest and brightest names in the global digital entertainment industry with past speakers from Blizzard, GREE, Rovio, Valve and Limbic.

Game development meetups happen regularly, whether that be over a coffee, craft beer, or walking along the waterfront.

Nature is on the city’s doorstep, meaning a lunchtime run or mountain bike ride through the bush is always an option to spark inspiration. And when your day is done, a vibrant arts, culture and events scene keeps you entertained.

Good for business

Wellington’s 20% advantage just makes it easier to succeed.

20% more affordable office space than other global cities, operating costs 20% less than most Australian cities and – because you can walk across the CBD – 20% more meetings a day!

Getting started

And if you’re just starting you dev career, Wellington is still the place to be. We’ve got the best places to level up your skills, including:

Wellington’s a pretty tight community, so you’re bound to have tutors who’ve worked on the coolest projects in town.

Get involved

Interested in connecting with Wellington's game development and business community and gaining access to local information and support? Take the next step by getting in touch with the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency (WREDA) Business Growth team. 

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