Sydney, Australia: 19 September 2019– The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has today announced that Game Plus has joined the association, the first member that focuses on providing collaborative working spaces for game developers throughout Australia.
Game Plus has co-operative work spaces in Canberra, Adelaide and Sydney with custom fitouts to enhance innovation and collaboration. Each location is well-patronised by game developers and other high tech specialists working on diverse products and projects.
According to Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA, Game Plus has made a rapid and positive impact on the Australian game development industry.
“Game Plus has done a great job responding to the unique needs of Australian independent game developers across the country. By creating spaces where developers can benefit from shared services and shared resources, Game Plus has curated environments in which their members can foster relationships and build communities with other like minded individuals and companies.“
“The fact that IGEA shares some members with Game Plus further strengthens our voice as an advocate for the local game development industry. Formalising our relationship with Game Plus allows us to better represent the wide range of companies actively contributing to our sector and address the issues we all face.”
David De Margheriti, CEO of Game Plus says, “Game Plus and IGEA have a shared mission to create an environment that drives sustainability for the interactive games industry. In only a short number of years, Game Plus has become Australia’s only non-profit national co-working space for the interactive games industry. We share IGEA’s excitement in supporting the overwhelming talent and passion of Australian developers, and look forward to working together to foster the growth of new and existing companies to build Australia as a world leader in industry.”
A recently released report by IGEA, Building a thriving interactive games development industry, explores the steps policymakers need to take to create better support for the games sector. The contribution and impact Australian-developed technologies, games and IP can have on the Australian economy and cultural footprint could be significant, if allotted the same support and funding as other screen sectors.
IGEA looks forward to further expanding its membership base in 2019 and welcomes any inquiries on membership or policy concerns for the local industry. Please reach out to us at email@example.com, 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.
About Game Plus
Game Plus is a collaborative workspace for game developers and related specialist technology start-ups. Established to support the needs of small independent studios, Game Plus is a workspace that has been custom built to enhance collaboration and innovation. Founding tenants of Game Plus are drawn from games, education, mobile development, animation and film.
Game Plus provides a hub for digital entrepreneurs to co-locate, share resources, knowledge and opportunities. It’s also a focal point for government and industry to access a range of specialist expertise in interactive entertainment, simulation and training. Please visit: https://gameplus.com.au
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