New Zealand

Games and Girls Symposium - Registrations Open

The Games and Girls Symposium: Getting Girls On The Games Agenda is a new Auckland based event looking to explore gender issues around videogaming. The all day symposium will be held on 7 July 2004 in the Auckland Town Hall.

The event will feature a range of speakers including industry professionals and academic researchers, as well as having an exhibition component.

The symposium is free to attend but is limited to 200 places with preregistration required. Download the schedule and registration form by clicking the following link...

Senior 3D Tutor/Instructor at Media Design School in Auckland, New Zealand

Two to three year contract. Must have great Maya skills. Also Photoshop and After Effects with good 3D artistic ability and strong industry experience.Preference to those with teaching experience. Excellent communication skills and organisational skills necessary/ July start. Willing to help international staff with relocation costs and support.

Email liz@mediadesign.school.nz if you are interested

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New Zealand Bans Manhunt Game

We're quite accustomed to getting games banned or edited here in Australia, and the way we've got around that was to import uncut versions from New Zealand where they're a bit more lax with violent games.
Well, it seems things may be changing, as news comes of "Manhunt", a fairly graphicly violent game from those who seem to excell in them, Rockstar Games, getting the axe in New Zealand...

New Game Development Course in NZ

New Zealanders rejoice, as there's another place you can go to study game development. The New Zealand Games Developer Association has posted news that the University of Otago will be offering a course next year.

"The course will be an intensive introduction to the many disciplines involved in creating good computer games, and will run from the 5th Jan 2004 to 20th Feb 2004."

To find out more about the course, click here.

New Details and Media for Rugby League

Wellington, NZ - August 11, 2003 - The secrets behind this year's most eagerly awaited Australasian videogame - and the name of the new game - are at last being revealed with New Zealand's Stacey Jones being given a starring role.

Australian company Home Entertainment Suppliers Pty Ltd (HES) will launch "Rugby League" through its publishing arm Tru Blu Entertainment this October, and has also established a dedicated 'preview site' for those who simply can't wait until then.