5 October 2023

Big Games Night Out

Big Games Night Out

Thursday, 5 October
Free, all-ages from 5pm 'til late at Fed Square

From 5pm to late on Thursday, 5 October, Big Games Night Out invites you to come together at Melbourne’s iconic Fed Square and surrounds for an immersive night of games, music and cosplay.

A free, inclusive, accessible and all-ages event that welcomes games fans from all walks of life to come together and celebrate amongst a spectacle of games, technology and civic ritual.

Experience the Cosplay Parade and Runway Experience hosted by Myf Warhust and Montaigne, Cult of the Lab: The Ritual, the Stray Gods Fashion Show, games activations, Esports tournaments, tabletop games, swap meet, intergenerational games mixer, immersive Just Dance sessions, treasure hunts, prizes, live performances from Tripod & Montaigne and so much more!

Presented by Creative Victoria in partnership with Fed Square as part of Melbourne International Games Week.

BGNO 2023 Poster
BGNO 2023 Poster

COSPLAY PARADE

Leaves Arts Centre Melbourne for Fed Square at 6.30pm 

FAQS and more info here

FED SQUARE – MAIN SQUARE PERFORMANCES

Hosted by Myf Warhurst & Montaigne

5:00pm - DJ Levins

6:00pm - Just Dance

7:00pm - Cosplay Runway

7:30pm - Just Dance

8:00pm - Stray Gods Fashion Show

8:30pm - Cult of The Lamb: The Ritual

9:45pm - Tripod live w/ special guest Montaigne

10:30pm - Just Dance

11:00pm -  DJ Levins

HIGHLIGHTS

Tripod & special guest Montaigne - Live!

Tripod are an ARIA-Award-winning comedy group who write serious music about games – this one-of-a-kind performance will feature very special guest, art pop musician and Twitch streamer, Montaigne!

Cosplay Parade & Runway Experience

The parade is open to all cosplayers to participate, regardless of skill level, whether you make or buy your costumes – all are encouraged to sign up here. Myf Warhurst and Montaigne will host the Cosplay runway – this is not to be missed!

Stray Gods Fashion Show

Stray Gods is a Victorian role-playing musical game expected to impact the games industry greatly. It's an epic story about gods, magic, and a thousand-year journey to rediscover one's purpose in a fantasy world filled with magic, music, fashion, and adventure. To mark the launch of Stray Gods, Big Games Night Out presents a multi-disciplinary event highlighting the game's incredible blend of games, music, and fashion. Eight Melbourne designers will showcase Stray Gods' character costumes and creations in virtual and real life.

Cult of the Lamb: The Ritual

Join everyone's favourite lamb and a cabal of cute and creepy denizens in a spectacular, immersive Fed Square takeover. Presented by ACMI and Melbourne Fringe Cult of the Lamb: The Ritual features jaw-dropping large-scale puppets and performers, a live DJ performance by River Boy and giant animated projections featuring your favourite characters from the hit game. The performance is created by Massive Monster, and features Goldens Scissors Puppets and Jean Poole Projection Mapping. Cult of the Lamb: The Ritual is supported by Fed Square and Panasonic, and made possible with the support of a RISE grant.

THE ATRIUM – GAMES ZONE

from 5pm - late
Classics on Playable Systems:
  • Sonic Origins
  • FIFA Soccer
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Smash Bros Ultimate
  • Mario Kart
  • Gang Beasts
  • Pacman CE
  • 1-2 Switch
  • Rock Band
  • Just Dance
Melbourne Indie Titles:
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Jumplight Odyssey
  • Stray Gods
  • Drive me to the Moon
  • Catacombs of Solaris

THE EDGE – ESPORTS & ARCADE

From 5pm - late
Couch Warriors Esports Tournaments:

5.30pm -  TETRIS Ultimate Score Challenge

6.00pm -  SUPER SMASH BROS Tournament

7.30pm - 1-2-SWITCH Challenge

8.00pm - STREET FIGHTER 6 Tournament

Arcades from 5pm-10pm
  • Mario Kart GP
  • SEGA Racing
  • Classic Daytona USA
  • ATARI Pong Arcade
  • San Siro Glass Foosball
  • Pacman
  • Ms Pacman
  • Donkey Kong
  • Street Fighter Arcade
  • Space Invaders Arcade
  • Black Top Arcade

BOARD IN THE CITY

Tabletop Boardgame Bonanza hosted by Melbourne Meeples
from 5pm - late

Activations:

5.00pm - Swap Meet

5.00pm - Intergenerational Mixer

Boardgames from 6:30pm:

  • Ticket to Ride
  • Burger Up
  • Arc Nova
  • Obsession
  • Wingspan
  • and more!

Plus, Games-themed Fairy Floss Pop Up by Son In Law, Games-themed F&B from Fed Square venues, Treasure Hunt, Prizes and more!


Don’t forget to follow Melbourne International Games Week on Twitter and sign up for the Cosplay Parade and Runway here.


Event  Map

BGNO 2023 Event Mapclick to enlarge

BGNO Lineup & Program

BGNO 2023 Event Programclick to enlarge


Big Games Night Out is funded by the Melbourne City Revitalisation Fund, a partnership between the Victorian Government and the City of Melbourne.

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