Gaming industry


Pasta-making video game a novel X-perience

10:11PM | Tuesday, 4 October 2011 |  Computer scientists in Bologna have developed a game that teaches players how to make tortellini using motion-sensing software and a webcam.

Labor minister calls for 40% tax rebate for games industry

11:26PM | Friday, 25 November 2011 |  A local games studio has welcomed a push by Federal Arts Minister Simon Crean to extend a 40% tax rebate to the games sector, saying any government support would be welcomed.

Aussie gaming start-up Scalify to trial with Moshi Monsters

11:54PM | Wednesday, 9 November 2011 |  Australian start-up Scalify will run a commercial trial of its game technology with UK-based online game Moshi Monsters, after winning a $98,000 proof-of-concept government grant.

Bubble Gum Interactive

11:05PM | Tuesday, 1 November 2011 |  Bubble Gum Interactive founder Paul Gray explains how he's managed to attract funding for his business, which specialises in virtual games for kids.

Sydney video game studio Team Bondi in administration

9:22PM | Thursday, 1 September 2011 |  Sydney-based video game development studio Team Bondi, the company responsible for one of the industry’s most successful games of the year, has been placed into administration.

Coca Cola unveils its game plan

8:21PM | Friday, 26 August 2011 |  Soft drink giant Coca Cola says it plans to incorporate gaming in its new marketing strategies, suggesting there are opportunities for game developers to align themselves with big brands.

Angry Birds sets sights on $1.3bn valuation

8:08PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 |  The maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds is in talks with a major entertainment company about an investment that would propel its worth to $1.3 billion, according to reports.

Google+ opens up to game developers

8:30PM | Friday, 12 August 2011 |  Google has put the call out to developers following its announcement that social networking platform Google+ will now feature games, with several prominent companies already on board.

THQ closes Aussie video game studios

8:17PM | Thursday, 11 August 2011 |  International video game publisher THQ has closed two local development studios as it seeks to narrow its focus to original IP, highlighting how tough the industry has become for start-ups.

THE NEWS WRAP: Obama insists the US still deserves its AAA credit rating

8:11AM | Tuesday, 9 August 2011 |  US president Barack Obama has insisted that the country still deserves its AAA credit rating, despite its recent downgrade.