As the Australian games development industry goes from strength to strength, Girl Geek Academy has announced the launch of an all-woman game making hackathon, SheHacksGames.
Senator Jordon Steele-John said the Greens see local games development as “a key component in rebooting our digital future”.
Almost two years since the recommendations on the future of the local video games development industry were put forward, the government has responded.
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.
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.