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Australian game developers making it big overseas call on government to support the local industry

- January 7, 2016 4 MIN READ

According to figures from market research firm SuperData, the global mobile games industry generated over $25 billion in revenue in 2015, growth of 20 percent year on year. Australian games have made a significant contribution to this figure; Crossy Road, created by Melbourne developers Hipster Whale, raked in $10 million in revenue over 3 months… Read more »

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Brisbane startup meVu is blending traditional sports betting with live streaming of eSports

- December 15, 2015 3 MIN READ

Maybe the one thing Australians can agree on is that we love our sport, but it turns out we’re not just watching the traditional sports like cricket and football – Australians are more into eSports, or electronic sports, than ever before. More importantly, Australians are talking about eSports more than ever before and, with eSports becoming mainstream, companies are popping up looking to cater to these fans.
Brisbane startup meVu is one such company, creating a platform that facilitates gambling on eSports.

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Leaping Tiger is a friend-finding app for gamers to connect and form friendships in the real world

- December 8, 2015 4 MIN READ

Leaping Tiger is a startup that offers a streamlined approach to finding new gaming friends and players with similar skills to help the online gaming community instantly connect. Cofounders Jordan Lilley and Amy Potter describe their startup as a matchmaker for gamers, where social features allow people to match and challenge opponents in their local area and form friendships beyond the dimensions of the game.

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Wollongong interactive gaming startup Lime Rocket has created an audience engagement tool for venues

- December 7, 2015 3 MIN READ

Lime Rocket, a graduate of the first muru-D intake last year, has created a gaming platform called Buzzy TV, which turns any existing TV screen or projector into a gaming platform for people to play on against each other through their smartphones. It’s able to work across multiple venues, collating scores onto one leaderboard for a particular set of venues or a region.

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Noosa-based family company Disparity Games is developing games that create social good

- September 30, 2015 3 MIN READ

One of the big criticisms of popular video games is that they promote violence or materialism and aren’t doing us that much good. But of course, like in most other industries, there are groups creating niche products looking to make a positive impact. One such group is Noosa-based game development startup Disparity Games, which has launched a new title hoping to help combat bullying.

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GAMURS is the social network for the gamers of the world

- April 8, 2015 3 MIN READ

The beauty of the internet is that even someone with the most obscure of obsessions can most likely find a community of like-minded people to chat with. With over a billion gamers worldwide, gaming is a huge subculture rather than obscure obsession, but no one social platform has managed to unite them all.