The 2022 finalists are:
Kiwi Game Starter is the business start-up competition for New Zealand-based game development teams first launched in 2014. Its purpose is to support the commercial success of high-growth, internationally-minded game development startups.
The competition has grown every year. Initially supporting a single winner with a prize of $10,000 and informal mentoring, the competition also introduced a runner up prize of $5,000 from 2015. In 2020 the grand prize award increased to $25,000, and the runner up prize to $10,000. In its seven years of operation it has received over 100 entries and distributed $140,000.