The Board of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) is delighted to announce that the formal merger with the GDAA is now final. In addition to ensuring IGEA’s lobbying and advocacy work continues to represent the wider video game industry, this results in the IGEA team expanding to include Ceri Hutton and Sav Emmett-Wolfe, the management rights to The Arcade, a collaborative working space for game developers in Melbourne and taking over responsibility for delivering GCAP 2020.
Ron Curry, CEO of IGEA said, “We are delighted to merge our two Associations and thank the Board of the GDAA for ensuring the process was smooth, professional and efficient. I’d like to also acknowledge IGEA’s Board for their support along the way as well and their commitment to the local industry.
“IGEA takes our mission seriously and given the large amount of issues we currently have under management, a unified voice that represents the entire ecosystem will be beneficial to the local industry on the work we complete both locally and abroad.”
Further to that, Ron noted, “We are thrilled to have two new Melbourne based staff members join us, each of whom have contributed significantly to the local industry already. Ceri and Sav have already made a huge and positive impact to our existing team and will ensure the voice of independent developers continues to be heard. We are well resourced to deliver for the local industry and once we’ve had our strategic review, which was unfortunately delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we look forward to sharing our vision with all of our stakeholders.”
IGEA would like to take this opportunity to remind everyone that our door is always open to discuss opportunities and concerns, so please don’t ever hesitate to contact the IGEA team who will do their best to help.