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The Australian games development scene is a strong one. Out of it we see high profile titles such as the Total War series and BioShock amongst many others.

The structure of the local industry is disparate; it is a big country with development studios spread from Brisbane in the north, Canberra, Adelaide and a significant hub in Melbourne down south.

The game development industry is big, given the relative size of the country. According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) ;" At end June 2007, there were 45 businesses in Australia involved in the provision of digital game development services. These businesses employed over 1,400 people and generated a total income of AU$136.9m which represented an average of AU$3m per business.

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