Events

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People at a conference

2016 Unity Conference.
Image: Niamh Donohoe

Industry Events


people learning

2016 Education in Games Summit.
Image: Niamh Donohoe

Education Events


Large public event

PAXaus 2016.
Image: Kiko

Public Events

Event Description

Event Type

P = Public

I = Industry

E = Education

Partners/ Sponsors Date
Wayfinder Live 2017

An augmented reality live game that explores Melbourne’s laneways by providing in-app clues to find and scan urban codes throughout the CBD.

ludea.net/wayfinderlive

P Creative Victoria, Troy Innocent

Sunday 22 –  Sunday 29 October

Free event

Location: Melbourne CBD

GCAP Loading

GCAP Loading is a single-day conference for early-career game developers.

https://gcap.com.au

I Game Developers’ Association of Australia

Sunday 22 October

Location: TBC

MIGW Family Sunday: Mario and his Friends

Perfect for kids of all ages, MIGW Family Sunday presents a suite of Mario-themed activations including a range of gameplay opportunities, cosplay and craft activities.

https://www.acmi.net.au/events/acmi-family-sunday-activities-events-melbourne

P ACMI, Creative Victoria

Sunday 22 October, 11am – 4pm

Free event

Location: ACMI

Unite Melbourne

The annual Unity (games engine technology) developer conference. Learn more about creating games and deepen your knowledge of immersive technologies.

https://unite.unity.com/2017/melbourne

I Unity

Monday 23 October,

8am – 9pm

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Global Top Round

An accelerator program dedicated to supporting small studios from the world-over with the development, publishing and fundraising expertise they need to take their content global and make their businesses sustainable.

http://www.globaltopround.com

I Global Top Round, Creative Victoria

Monday – Tuesday 23–24 October

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Game Connect Asia Pacific 

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is the leading Australian conference for the game development, interactive media and screen tech industries. GCAP features medium to advanced talks that are designed to upskill mid-career professionals.

https://gcap.com.au

I Game Developers’ Association of Australia, Creative Victoria, Film Victoria, industry sponsorship

Tuesday –Wednesday 24–25 October, 9am – 6pm

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Australian Game Developer Awards

The Australian Game Developer Awards are the annual national industry awards for games developed by Australian game developers.

https://gcap.com.au/agda

I Game Developers’ Association of Australia, industry sponsorship

Wednesday 25 October, 7pm

Location: TBC

Women in Games Lunch

An annual lunch celebrating women in the games industry.

This is an invitation-only event. To register your interest contact Sophie:

sophie.trebilcock@film.vic.gov.au

I Film Victoria

Thursday 26 October, 12 noon – 3pm

Location: TBC

Parallels: The Freeplay 2017 Showcase

An experimental and alternative games showcase. Local designers demo and play their creations live on stage and discuss their work.

http://www.freeplay.net.au

P Freeplay, RMIT

Thursday

26 October, 7–9pm

Location: Level 2, Building 80, RMIT

Education in Games Summit

The Education in Games Summit showcases best practice implementation of games; enabling teachers to effectively and meaningfully activate games in the classroom.

https://www.acmi.net.au/events/education-games-summit-2017

E ACMI, Department of Education and Training

Friday 27 October, 9.30am – 4pm

Location: ACMI

PAX AUS

Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts descend on the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre for three days of industry showcases, demonstrations and events.

http://aus.paxsite.com

P & I ReedPop, Creative Victoria, Film Victoria

Friday – Sunday 27–29 October, 10am – 6pm

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Interface at PAX Aus

Interface at PAX Australia is a B2B networking event connecting Australia’s rising development talent with senior members of the local and international games industry.

Interface is an invitation-only event. To register your interest contact Joel: joel.vandaal@mcvpacific.com

I

Film Victoria,

ReedPop,

MCV Pacific

Friday 27 October, 7–9pm

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

MegaDev An industry celebration held post-PAX concluding MIGW. I Industry sponsorship Sunday
29 October

 

Location: TBC

Code Breakers

An exhibition celebrating the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women working in games.

https://www.acmi.net.au/events/code-breakers

P ACMI

to 5 November,

10am – 5pm

Location: ACMI

Australian STEM Video Game Challenge – exhibition of finalists

An exhibition and the announcement of the winners of the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge at PAX.

https://www.stemgames.org.au

http://aus.paxsite.com

E

ACER,

Creative Victoria

Saturday or Sunday 28 or 29 October

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre