NZGamer.com is closing its doors. It's been a winding, weird, and often wonderful road for all of us covering the Kiwi gaming community, but that road has come to an end.
We started NZGamer.com to share the love of videogames. We’re proud to have fostered the local scene, creating one of the only gaming outlets that gave members real rewards via NZGamer.com VIP. We raised money for charities in some of our country’s darkest hours. We attended E3 and other major events to bring you Kiwi perspectives, and generated over 18,000 articles to keep you informed and entertained.
Ending the site wasn’t an easy decision but the realities of change have caught up with us. YouTube and Twitch have changed the whole industry. Many game publishers have also left New Zealand, leaving us struggling to keep ahead.
Thank you to all the writers who’ve contributed to NZGamer.com over the past 14 years. You lent your time, your skills, and your voice to great coverage. You’ve been part of gaming’s history in New Zealand, and many of you have already gone on to do amazing things in the wider industry.
Thank you also to everyone who’s been part of the NZGamer.com community. Without you this site would have been nothing more than a lonely set of bits on an internet server. Many of you created friendships that lasted for years, and seeing those connections form has been one of the best things about the whole project. The fact that we maintained our independence for as long as we did is a testament to the great people we’ve known, and the power of games to bring people together.
The website will continue to be available for the next couple of months - we want to ensure that we still provide a place for you - the community - to talk about your passions.
Once again thank you all, for everything.
NZGamer.com Senior Staff