Sydney, Australia: 19 July, 2019– The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Wargaming Sydney has joined the association, further bolstering its lobbying and advocacy work for the Australian games development industry.
Wargaming Sydney is the Autralian branch of Wargaming.net and has a long history of developing cutting edge games, technology and collaborating with global industry giants. The Sydney office is home to over 100 developers, who work on core technology that powers Wargaming’s portfolio of games, as well as working on multiple new game concepts.
According to Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, Wargaming has long been an invaluable member of the Australian game development industry.
“Wargaming has been instrumental in helping to create the Australian game development industry, with a long history in the market, working hard to establish networks and creating a community presence, particularly in Sydney. Wargaming is currently one of the largest game development studios in Australia and we are excited that we can add the voice of a local company of that experience, technical capacity and size to the association.
Wargaming are an excellent example of the contribution that a large and successful game development studio can make to the entire game development ecoysystem and the Australian economy when they have a serious and ongoing presence in this part of the world. We look forward to welcoming the contribution Steve Wang and his team’s input will make not only to IGEA, but to the entire local industry.”
Steve Wang, General Manager of Wargaming Sydney says, “As one of the largest and longest established game development studios in Australia, we are committed to accelerating the growth of our industry and are very excited to be joining the IGEA in this shared mission. Australia has shown over many years that it has world class game development talent, and for too long a lot of that top talent has ended up overseas. We are looking forward to working closely with the IGEA to build on this wonderful industry and help realise Australia’s true potential on the world stage.”
A recently released report by IGEA, ‘Building a thriving interactive games development industry’, explores the steps policymakers would need to take to take to support the games sector. The contribution and impact Australian developed technology, games and IP, such as that created by Wargaming , can have on the Australian economy and cultural footprint could be significant, if allotted the same support and funding as other screen sectors.
IGEA is looking forward to further expansion of its membership base in 2019 and welcomes any inquiries on membership or policy concerns for the local industry. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com tweet us @igea.
IGEA is the industry association representing the business and public policy interests of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA’s members publish, develop, market and/or distribute interactive games and entertainment content and related hardware including mobile and handheld games. For more information, please visit www.igea.net.
Wargaming is an award-winning online game developer and publisher headquartered in Nicosia, Cyprus. Delivering legendary games since 1998, Wargaming has grown to become one of the leaders in the free-to-play MMO gaming industry with 4500+ employees and more than 20 offices globally. Over 200 million players enjoy Wargaming’s titles across all major gaming platforms, including the massively popular World of Tanks and World of Warships. For more information, visit :http://www.wargaming.com/
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