The Labour Party has promised to spend $10 million creating a computer game start-up centre in Dunedin.
Labour leader Andrew Little made the announcement at a new technology workspace in Dunedin's warehouse precinct this afternoon.
If elected this year, Labour would use $10m from the previously announced $200m regional development fund, Mr Little said.
It would create an academic chair of digital gaming at Otago University, a gaming development centre with a motion capture studio and a funding pool for young entrepreneurs.
Mr Little said the gaming industry was already well established in Dunedin in particular, and could be helped to grow from a $90m a year national industry to a $1 billion industry.
He said he would announce other regional development investments around the country in the next few months.