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NZGDC14 - The NZ Game Developers Conference 2014


Fri 19 Sep 2014, 9:00am–6:00pm

Where: AUT Auckland - Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • NZGDA Members: $97.50 ($95.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Non-NZGDA Members: $122.50 ($120.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Student (ID required upon registration): $97.50 ($95.00 + $2.50 fees)
  • Eventfinda tickets no longer on sale


Listed by: AUT_Colab

The New Zealand Game Developers Conference is a one-day action-packed conference for professional and indie game developers.

Video games continue to be a fast-growing export sector for New Zealand, with several Kiwi developers gaining global recognition. Kiwi game devs are at the top of their game, so come along and hear leading game developers sharing real experiences and the knowledge that has made them global successes.

Keynote by Diablo 2 Lead Designer David Brevik
David Brevik is the Game Designer and Producer of gaming classics Diablo and Diablo 2. He was one of the co-founder of Blizzard North, one of the most successful video game companies in history. David is now President and Chief Operating Officer of Gazillion Entertainment, developers of Marvel Heroes MMO. His game design and business insights are not to be missed.

Conference sessions cover "Tech & Infrastructure", "Creative" & "Production & Business" and include:
Postmortems of hit games from PikPok, Ninja Kiwi, Meltdown Interactive Media and more
Challenge Design in Path of Exile - Carl de Visser, Grinding Gear Games
Design that Delivers Customer Loyalty - Rebeccah Cox, Bexcellent Games
Runaway Art - Emma Johansson
Planning Digital IP - Edwin Lim, Hudson Gavin Martin Law
Jigsaw Storytelling in Path of Exile - Edwin McRae, The Fiction Engine
Flutter's Free to Play Economy - Tim Nixon, Runaway Play
Remote Control: Lessons in Leadership on Baldur's Gate II: Enhanced Edition - Liam Esler
Game Audio Production - Bart Klepka
How do I get people to my App Panel - Mario Wynands, Tim Nixon, Jeremy Taylor
The Mobile Game Design Super Panel

...and more to come.

Additional sessions will be announced soon in a full programme schedule. Presentations are 20 minutes long with a short audience Q&A. Registration opens at 9am with the conference running from 10am-6pm including lunch and afternoon tea.

Last year’s conference sold out with over 320 delegates – 100 more than the previous year – and had extremely positive feedback. With all the current buzz around game development in NZ, we are expecting another sell out crowd and we have aimed to, once again, raise the bar on the quality and relevance of presentations – especially if you’re giving up a day working on projects to be there.

So get in quick and we'll see you there!

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