118 mil­lion

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EARN­INGS IN AU$ BY AUS­TRALIAN GAME DEVEL­OP­ERS IN THE 16/17 FI­NAN­CIAL YEAR

A re­cent re­port re­leased by the In­ter­ac­tive Games & En­ter­tain­ment As­so­ci­a­tion on the Aus­tralian game devel­op­ment in­dus­try has found that, de­spite lit­tle sup­port, the field has re­mained rel­a­tively sta­ble — and, in fact, ac­tu­ally grew a lit­tle. While the 2015/16 fi­nan­cial year saw the field’s to­tal rev­enue cap at just un­der $115 mil­lion, the fol­low­ing fi­nan­cial year has grown to $118.5 mil­lion, with 80% of that com­ing from over­seas sales, es­pe­cially from the US. The num­ber of full-time em­ploy­ees has also risen from 842 to 948, with the in­dus­try pre­dom­i­nantly made up of men — with only 19% iden­ti­fy­ing as fe­male.

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