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NZ gaming boom affected by art and tech skills shortages


Annual revenue doubles in two years but senior staff in art and technology are lacking

Skills shortages in art and interactive technologies are limiting the growth of New Zealand’s gaming development studios, which now generate more than $203 million annually, according to an industry report.

A survey by the NZ Game Developers Association found that interactive media, such as mobile phone apps and computer games, was the country’s fastest-growing creative industry and digital technology area.

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