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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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$80.2 millionNZ games industry doubled its revenue to $80.2 million dollars in 2013
New Zealand Game Developers Association
130 millionNumber of times that NZ-made games were downloaded last year
30 millionNumber of downloads of PikPok's Turbo Racing League
#1 US iPhone gamesPikPok's Robot Unicorn Attack 2 and Giant Boulder of Death
UK BAFTA nominee 2013PikPok’s Super Monsters Ate My Condo
Into The DeadOfficial game used to judge Guinness Book of World Records world’s best mobile gamer
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).
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.
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.
Wellington’s 20% advantage just makes it easier to succeed.
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.
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.