Melbourne International Games Week is the largest professional and consumer games communication and networking platform in Asia Pacific. It’s not actually a single event, but a series of events held across 9 days. Melbourne International Games Week unites all the events across the week and provides a framework for all our attendees. It’s our way of saying ‘Hey! Come and check out what’s happening in our awesome city’
What do it mean that Melbourne International Games Week is a 'framework' for all the events?
MIGW provides a framework for our game events which functions as a system that provides a convenient time and place for them to happen. The events within Melbourne International Games Week are all organised by third parties. We aim to provide visibility for the events and provide a seamless experience for our guests across the week. There are a variety of events for different attendee interests (covering Industry, Education and the Public). The platform is founded and run by Creative Victoria.
When does Melbourne International Games Week take place?
Each year Melbourne International Games Week runs during October, during our sunny Australian Spring!
Is there free Wifi available?
There definitely is. You can get free wifi all around Melbourne using the VicFreeWifi service within all Melbourne CBD locations. This network allows for up to 250 MB per device, per day – and does not require personal logins or feature pop-up advertising. You can get more information here.
Does Melbourne International Games Week take place every year?
Yes! You can keep up-to-date with our plans via our website. If you’re in the games industry and planning on coming to Melbourne, this is always the best time of year for you to come.
Is Melbourne International Games Week also interesting for people who aren’t gamers?
We run events for everyone, not just hard-core gamers. You’ll find events for gamers, families, educationalists and games developers across the week. We’re here to celebrate games and showcase the wonderful game development talent that is flourishing in the APAC region.
Which events are associated with the Melbourne International Games Week?
The official Melbourne International Games Week program can be found on the Schedule page. We try to plan our events so there is something to do every day with minimal overlap. You can easily determine what event is right for you by filtering for Public, Industry and Education on the Schedule page. Some industry networking and meet up events are organised by third parties outside of the official schedule, so try to attend as much as you can, but remember to look after yourself and take some ‘me time’.
How many visitors come to the events?
Across the entire Games Week we have over 60,000 visitors here in Melbourne to do business, have fun and learn a thing or two about games.
At which venues do the events take place?
Games Week conferences happen in a number of central locations across Melbourne including the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image.
I want to see more of Melbourne, is there any places to find information online?
Yes of course! We’re known for our friendly people and spirit of collaboration so chances are you’ll meet someone during Games Week who would love to show you around! Don’t be afraid to ask. You’ll also find the following websites helpful for info on what’s happening and where to go in our city.
You can keep an eye on all the action and adventure by using the hashtag #MIGW18 and tweeting @gamesweekmelbs.
Who is behind Melbourne International Games Week?
There are many wonderful games heroes who help make this week unique and awesome.
Games Connect Asia Pacific, for example, is managed by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia and PAX Australia is organised by Reed Pop. Creative Victoria is responsible for branding and curating the week itself. All our events are managed by their respective creators, meaning that each event has its own unique personality and audience.
Do I have to buy individual tickets for each event?
With a mix of ticketed, free and drop-in events, please check each event’s individual website for details on registration requirements. Our event schedule page will take you to each event’s website or booking page. Note, some free events will still require registration.
Do you have any discounts for students?
Yes we do! You can find the individual student discounts on the pages mentioned above.
Are there Awards for outstanding game creations?
Yes! The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) is presented every year and it is an annual celebration of the talent that makes up the Australian games development industry. The AGDAs is presented by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) and the event is held in conjunction with the Game Connect Asia Pacific conference (GCAP).