Australian game trade bodies merge under IGEA brand

Date Type Companies involved Size
March 6th, 2020 acquisition Not disclosed
Australian game trade bodies merge under IGEA brand

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) has acquired the assets of the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA).

As announced on IGEA's website, the GDAA held its annual general meeting, and all members voted to grant the association's wish to purchase the assets. Both companies will join together under IGEA.

IGEA will now be responsible for GCAP 2020 - an Australian game developers conference. The Arcade - a Melbourne based joint workspace for developers - will also be run by the association.

Ceri Hutton and Sav Emmett Wolfe - Arcade staff members - will continue to run The Arcade as employees of the IGEA.

"We thank the GDAA Board and their members for placing their trust in us to continue to deliver a strong and representative association to advocate and educate on behalf of our industry," said IGEA CEO Ron Curry.

"We welcome Ceri and Sav to our team, along with many new members to the association.

"With numerous issues under management and a larger member base, the IGEA board along with the GDAA board are undertaking a strategic review in the second week of April".

Curry concluded: "It is incredibly important that we deliver value for both our long-standing and new members while continuing our work for the wider industry. With an expanded team and new challenges, we are very excited for the future."

The merger of the companies was first announced in February 2020.

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