Public Events

Event Description 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.

Creative Victoria, Troy Innocent

Sunday 22 –  Sunday 29 October

Free event

Location: Melbourne CBD

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.

ACMI, Creative Victoria

Sunday 22 October, 11am – 4pm

Free event

Location: ACMI

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.

Freeplay, RMIT


26 October, 7–9pm

Location: Level 2, Building 80, RMIT


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

ReedPop, Creative Victoria, Film Victoria

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

Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Code Breakers

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


to 5 November,

10am – 5pm

Location: ACMI