The Australian game development sector is enjoying rapid growth on the back of unprecedented government support, with almost 800 new jobs created in the last year alone.
The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) released its sixth annual Australian Game Development Survey this week, revealing that the sector has more than doubled in size over the last six years.
According to the survey, there has been a 26% increase in revenue generated by the game development sector compared to last year, with $284.4 million generated by studios in 2021-22.
There are now more than 2,100 full-time employees in the sector, a near-60% increase compared to 2021-22.
On top of this, just under 70% of the games studios surveyed said they plan to hire new staff in the next year, equating to more than 300 new jobs in the sector.