The proud (and long) history of innovation in Aussie games

Digitally Downloaded writes: "A country that people don't often think about with regards to game development is Australia, and this oversight parallels our history in the film industry. For all the innovation and technical achievement that Hollywood brought the world, it was the Charles Tait-directed Australian film, The Story Of The Kelly Gang (1906), that was the world's first feature length film. A political system and social environment that has been generally hostile to the arts over the decades has meant that neither the Australian film nor games industry has been allowed to fully capitalise on its innovative potential - we've lost too many talented filmmakers and game developers overseas - but nevertheless it's worth having a look at one of the smallest game development industries in the world to produce so many global hits"

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