Related Events

There are a number of exciting games related activities and events that happen outside of Melbourne International Games Week and throughout October.

Melbourne’s games community come together to make sure October is the most fun and valuable month of the year. Whether you are new to gaming or a dedicated player, you are sure to find an event that suits you!

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When: 10:30am - 7pm, Saturday 21 October
Where: The Arcade, 24 Tope Street South Melbourne (map)
Cost: $127
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Wondering how to be your best in a games career?
If you are full of curiosity about being successful in the games industry, this event delivers early career development and networking in a friendly way. This professional development day offers a mix of training in both hard technical skills and the soft skills required to negotiate success in the formative years of your career.

#SheMakesGames is presented by Girl Geek Academy.


OpenLAB October


OpenLAB October

When: 6 - 8:30pm, Wednesday 25 October
Where: ACMI X, Level 4, 2 Kavanagh Street, Southbank (map)
Cost: Free
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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OpenLAB showcases the varied practices and uses of technology in the creative industries, presented by Media Lab Melbourne in partnership with ACMI X.

For OpenLAB October we're celebrating games and play with our speakers Ian MacLarty and Shang Lun Lee! Join us as our speakers discuss the conceptualisation, development and presentation of their interactive creations.

Ian will be demonstrating and discussing the abstract art toy Catacombs of Solaris, the ideas behind its design and his future plans for it, and Shang Lun will be discussing his alternative uses for technology in his productions including the avoidance, misuse and hiding of it.