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List of Video Game Production & VFX Studios in Australia

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31/07/2018

Looking for a job at a video game or VFX Studio? Love sun and surf? Head to Australia!

With major VFX studios like ILM, Method, Animal Logic and Mill Film, Australia is continuing to uphold its position as an integral part of the digital arts and video game development industries.

Local and international artists alike are busy year-round producing blockbuster films and best-selling games for global markets. The projects are diverse and require artists with equally varied skill sets, experience and backgrounds.

To help you in your job search, we've gathered an alphabetical list of some of the largest CG and digital art studios in Australia. So, when you're ready to apply for your dream job, head to their careers page and send them your best work!

We've also compiled a Career Pathways page where you can learn about different jobs in the film and games industry, skills required, salary expectation and more.

List of film and game production studios in Australia:

ALT VFX

Visual effects studio

Location - Brisbane and Sydney

Notable Works - Honda, Toyota and NAB advertisments

ANIMAL LOGIC

Digital studio (animation, VFX and design)

Location - Sydney, Vancouver, Los Angeles

Notable Works - Guardians of the Galaxy, Happy Feet, The Great Gatsby, Peter Rabbit, LEGO movies, The Avengers: Age of Ultron, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Prometheus

BIG ANT

Video game developer with a focus on sports titles

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - AO Tennis 2, AO International Tennis, Rugby League Live 4, Cricket 19, Big Bash Boom

BLOCKHEAD VFX

Visual effects and post-production studio (TV, advertising)

Location - Sydney, Auckland

Notable Works - I Am Mother, Honda, Audi

CUTTING EDGE STUDIOS

Visual effects and post-production studio

Location - Sydney, Brisbane and Gold Coast

Notable Works - Advil, Toyota and KFC advertisments

 

FIN

Visual effects and design studio (film, TV, advertising)

Location - Sydney, Melbourne, Shanghai, Los Angeles

Notable Works - I Am Mother, Logan, Thor: Ragnarok, Virgin, Mazda, Lenovo

FIREMONKEYS 

Video game developers (Electronic Arts' Australian arm)

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - The Sims FreePlay, Real Racing 3, The Sims Mobile, Need For Speed No Limits

HALFBRICK STUDIO

Indie video game developers

Location - Brisbane

Notable Works - Fruit Ninja, Jetpack Joyride

HIPSTER WHALE

Indie video game developers

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - Crossy Road

INDUSTRIAL LIGHT & MAGIC (ILM)

Visual effects and animation studio

Location - Sydney, Vancouver, London, San Francisco, Singapore

Notable Works - Star Wars, The Mandalorian, Bumblebee, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel, Aladdin

LEAGUE OF GEEKS

Indie video game developers

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - Armello

LUMA PICTURES

Visual effects and animation studio

Location - Melbourne, Santa Monica

Notable Works - Black Panther, Deadpool, Jojo Rabbit, Spider-Man: Far From Home, Captain Marvel, Aquaman, Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Avengers

METHOD STUDIOS

Visual effects and post-production studio

Location - Melbourne, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Vancouver, Montreal, Pune

Notable Works - Aquaman, Ford v Ferrari, Terminator: Dark Fate, John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, Jumanji: The Next Level, Mad Max Fury Road, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor: Ragnarok, Iron Man

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MILL FILM

Visual effects and animation studio (film, game trailers, advertising)

Location - Adelaide, London, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Berlin

Notable Works - Audi, Riot Games, EA Sports & Adidas, Apex Legends 

MIRAGE VFX

Visual effects and animation studio

Location - Sydney, Singapore and Bangkok

Notable Works - Lord of the Rings, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Kong

PLASTIC WAX

Game and animation studio (cinematics, trailers)

Location - Sydney, Los Angeles

Notable Works - Hitman 2, Mortal Kombat 11, LEGO DC Villains, Civilization VI, plus clients like Disney, Epic Games, Microsoft, Sony

RESIN

Visual effects studio

Location - Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne

Notable Works - Electric Dreams (Sony), The Tick (Amazon), Tidelands (Netflix), Limitless (CBS), Hunters (SyFy), Storm Boy (Sony), Romper Stomper (Stan)

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RISING SUN PICTURES

Visual effects studio

Location - Adelaide

Notable Works - Spider-Man: Far From Home, Thor: Ragnarok, Tomb Raider, X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Dumbo, The Great Gatsby, Gravity

TANTALUS MEDIA

Indie video game developers

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - Age of Empires II, Cities Skylines, Stellaris, Sonic Mania, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess

YAK AND CO

Indie video game developers

Location - Melbourne

Notable Works - Down in Bermuda, Agent A: A Puzzle in Disguise

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These just some of the game and film production studios working on amazing projects in Australia. As you can see, the industry is healthy and bustling, and hungry for more professionally trained artists.

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