The City of Ballarat have held the Ballarat Get into Games expo since 2008, with an audience of approximately 250 senior secondary school students from the Central Highlands, Western Victoria and Central Goldfields regions who have an interest in ICT and games development as a potential career. The event seeks to demonstrate the future training and career paths that exist for games and ICT talent in Ballarat.
This year, for the first time, the event will be held online on 5 October.
The day kicks off with a livestreamed panel presentation exploring the various elements of games design featuring speakers from Ballarat, Melbourne and Sydney, followed by a series of workshops that students will undertake in their own school environments. The day will cover all aspects of games design with a particular focus on narrative.