Video Games Developed in New Zealand Grow by 46% in 2011
As reported at Voxy.co.nz, The New Zealand video game development industry grew by 46% this year, boosted by the huge growth of smartphone and online games.
114 game development jobs were created in the 12 months to September 2011 and the industry now employs the equivalent of 359 full-time people.
In addition, local game studios expect to create 99 new jobs in the coming 12 months. Approximately 40% of these will be for programmers, 40% for artists and 20% for managers.
The results come from a survey of New Zealand Game Developers Association (NZGDA) members unveiled at the AnimFX gaming, animation and visual effects conference happening at Te Papa, Wellington this week.
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