I wonder.. why is the number of games developing studios in NSW so pitifully small? You'd think that in a state with the largest number of people in Australia, and a good amount of resources/talent would be more than enough to support a big number of game companies.. as it is, NSW is a VERY distant third, behind Victoria and Queensland - both of which have many, many good studios..
I can see why Victoria has so many devs and start ups with the amount of the support the Victorian government has for the games industry, and hey, Queensland seems to be snagging all the overseas investments (and ya can't blame them.. would be a great place to work with all that sun, beach etc).. And then you have NSW, with only 3 mid to large sized dev studios.. I have 3 programmer friends who had to move interstate to get into the games industry, and I think that's the current trend at the moment.. If you're in NSW, your options are very, very limited unless you make the move..
I wonder if the NSW government has any initiatives for encouraging games development.. most probably not.
Sorry.. I am just thinking out loud. [:)]
Don't get me started on the amount of devs in W.A and S.A...