Despite the celebratory discourse around gaming’s increased accessibility, serious efforts to make gaming accessible to people living with disability remain rare.
With a number of its clubs looking to esports, the Australian Football League (AFL) has itself announced a partnership with Riot Games that will see the organisations launch a new esports tournament in November.
Senator Jordon Steele-John said the Greens see local games development as “a key component in rebooting our digital future”.
As well as 150 desks and meeting areas, The Studio will give residents access to broadcast studios, including green screen, sound, augmented and virtual reality facilities, as well as events and programs.
A survey of Australian game developers found the industry generated $118.5 million in the 2016-17 financial year, up from $114.9 million the previous year, with 75 percent of studios surveyed projecting future growth.
The South Australian government has launched a $2 million fund to help build a games development hub in Adelaide, which will be operated by Game Plus, which also runs a games hub in Canberra.
Norbit creates branded loyalty apps for shopping centres, allowing customers to earn points and prizes from shopping in store.
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The WA Government will be offering $16.7 million in grants towards startups, while $19 million will go towards STEM skills, according to the State Budget.
The Working Lunch will provide women in the gaming industry with networking and mentoring opportunities
The IGEA has announced the launch of The Working Lunch, a program which aims to equip women looking to enter the gaming industry with skills and mentorship.
ASX-listed poker machine manufacturer Aristocrat has announced its acquisition of Israeli game development business Plarium for US$500 million ($667 million) in a bid to grow into the digital space.
TheMachineQA is looking to fill the void of QA in the gaming industry, by offering services tailored towards supporting indie devs and softwares.
Australia’s gaming industry grew at a 9.6 percent CAGR between 2013 and 2016 as it expanded into other sectors, according to a joint report.
The Seven Network is partnering with St George Bank to launch screenPLAY, a new omni-channel focused on gaming and esports content.
A few days after local rival Port Adelaide played the AFL’s first match in China, the Adelaide Football Club too has made a move to expand into a new market, announcing it is acquiring Legacy eSports, a professional eSports team based in Sydney.