The New Zealand Game Developers Association has collaborated with Wellington in a multi-year partnership to increase investment and grow the talent pool in the creative digital content sector.
The NZGDA will expand the remit of its annual conference to incorporate the film, screen and interactive media sectors alongside its traditional gaming content. This will strengthen Wellington’s position as a world leader in these fields.
Conference content will be expanded to include feature panels, academic meetings, industry workshops, showcase exhibitions as well as networking events for the gaming, film, television and interactive technology sectors.
“By bringing together all of the participants of the screen sector under one roof, we have an opportunity to improve cross-industry collaborations, co-productions and direct investment in our industries,” said NZGDA Chairperson Chelsea Rapp. “The new public focus also creates an opportunity for everyday New Zealanders to learn about the value of the screen sector, its potential and the pathways for careers in this field.”
The event is planned to evolve over the next three years to increase international attendance and content. Tākina, Wellington’s new Convention and Exhibition Centre, will host it.