Keywords Australia

Internationally renowned video games group, Keywords Studios, has established a next-generation video games Centre of Excellence in Fortitude Valley.

The Centre of Excellence will focus on capabilities in games development and specialist 3D art for AAA video games – the big-budget, highly engaging and visually stunning games the world loves so much.

Thanks to support from the Invested in Queensland program, Keywords chose Queensland for the Centre of Excellence which is only one of a handful globally across its 70-plus locations.

Originally from Ireland, Keywords Studios’ local subsidiaries will create at least 58 local jobs in game development over the next 7 years.

The Keywords Centre of Excellence will serve as a hub for attracting, developing and retaining skills in games development to Queensland.

Video game development is one of the world’s largest and fast-growing entertainment sectors.

Queensland is well positioned to become the video games development capital of Australia with the country’s highest tax rebate at 15 per cent and can be combined with the Australian Government’s 30% Digital Games Tax Offset.

Keywords Studios and its Australian subsidiaries Tantalus and Wicked Workshop join a growing and highly skilled ecosystem of digital games developers that includes other industry giants like Gameloft, PlaySide Studios, Halfbrick, and Witchbeam.

Last updated: 19 December 2023