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Targeted at studios, developers and those with entry through to high-level experience working in the games industry.

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Open to everybody from families and casual game players, through to hardcore gamers and industry experts.

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Designed specifically for educators of all levels including pre-school, primary and secondary teachers.

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Family Sunday’s MIGW: Mario and Friends

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Family Sunday’s MIGW: Mario and Friends

When: 10am - 4pm, Sunday 22 October
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Perfect for kids of all ages, the Melbourne International Games Week ACMI Family Sunday will be bursting with interactive activities and great gameplay.

GCAP Loading

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GCAP Loading

When: 9am - 7:30pm, Sunday 22 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $150
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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GCAP Loading is a conference from the Game Developers’ Association of Australia specifically for student and graduate game developers to assist in kickstarting their careers post-graduation. With practical, experience-based talks on how to start your own games company (from those who have done so), how to freelance, how to get a job in the Australian industry and overseas, through how to network and more.

GCAP Loading 2017 will be keynoted by Felix Kramer of Polytron and Rami Ismail of Vlambeer.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

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Unite Melboune

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Unite Melboune

When: 8am - 9pm, Monday 23 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $75 - $150
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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Join Unite Melbourne at the annual developer conference for Unity–the market leading platform for creating video games, simulations and other interactive 3D, 2D and VR/AR content. Learn more about creating games and deepen your knowledge of the immersive technologies beyond games. Go home inspired, more knowledgeable and more prepared to unleash your creativity with Unity.

Global Top Round

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Global Top Round

When: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday 23 October - Tuesday 24 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: This is an invitation-only event, but a limited number of local developers are welcome to attend if they register in advance. If you would like to apply for a ticket, please email gtr2017@globaltopround.com
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Global Top Round is an accelerator program dedicated to supporting small studios the world-over with the development, publishing, and fundraising expertise they need to take their content global and make their businesses sustainable. Each year, up to 20 studios are invited to attend the GTR Conference to represent their games, meet developers, publishers and experts, and compete for a chance to be one of up to 10 studios to receive funding and be inducted into the annual GTR Acceleration Program. While applications are closed for 2017, interested studios can find out more and bookmark for next year at http://www.globaltopround.com.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

Tue
24

Global Top Round

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Global Top Round

When: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Monday 23 October - Tuesday 24 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: This is an invitation-only event, but a limited number of local developers are welcome to attend if they register in advance. If you would like to apply for a ticket, please email gtr2017@globaltopround.com
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Global Top Round is an accelerator program dedicated to supporting small studios the world-over with the development, publishing, and fundraising expertise they need to take their content global and make their businesses sustainable. Each year, up to 20 studios are invited to attend the GTR Conference to represent their games, meet developers, publishers and experts, and compete for a chance to be one of up to 10 studios to receive funding and be inducted into the annual GTR Acceleration Program. While applications are closed for 2017, interested studios can find out more and bookmark for next year at http://www.globaltopround.com.

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)

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Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)

When: 9am - 6pm, Tuesday 24 October - Wednesday 25 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $250 - $836
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is the leading Australian conference for the game development, interactive media and screen tech industries.

GCAP features medium to advanced talks that are designed to upskill mid-career professionals and bring Australia and the Asia Pacific into contemporary, global discussions on innovation, creativity and management.

This year's opening keynote features Karla Zimonja and Steve Gaynor, co-founders, Fullbright. Kate Edwards, CEO, Geogrify, and former Executive Director, International Game Developers' Association (IGDA), presents the closing keynote.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

Wed
25

Australian Game Developer Awards

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Australian Game Developer Awards

When: 7 - 10pm, Wednesday 25 October
Where: The Park, 36 Lakeside Drive, Albert Park (map)
Cost: Entry included with GCAP ticket purchase
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) is the annual national industry awards for games developed by Australian game developers. The Awards are managed by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA), with nominations encouraged in the lead-up to the Game Connect Asia Pacific 2017 Conference (GCAP2017).

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)

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Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)

When: 9am - 6pm, Tuesday 24 October - Wednesday 25 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $250 - $836
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is the leading Australian conference for the game development, interactive media and screen tech industries.

GCAP features medium to advanced talks that are designed to upskill mid-career professionals and bring Australia and the Asia Pacific into contemporary, global discussions on innovation, creativity and management.

This year's opening keynote features Karla Zimonja and Steve Gaynor, co-founders, Fullbright. Kate Edwards, CEO, Geogrify, and former Executive Director, International Game Developers' Association (IGDA), presents the closing keynote.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

Thu
26

Parallels: The Freeplay 2017 Showcase

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Parallels: The Freeplay 2017 Showcase

When: 7 - 9pm, Thursday 26 October
Where: RMIT Swanston Academic Building, Building 80 (Level 2, Room 7) 445 Swanston Street (map)
Cost: $12 - $16
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Parallels highlights some of the most unique, exciting, experimental, and personal games being made in Australia's independent games scene today. Come and watch as local designers demonstrate and play their creations live on stage, and discuss their influences and creative passions. Discover new games and game makers, and find out what makes them tick. Join us on a journey to reveal the artistry and talent of Australia’s independent game makers.

Please note -this event is now sold out.

Women in Games Lunch

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Women in Games Lunch

When: 12 - 3pm, Thursday 26 October
Where: River's Edge, Level 1, 18-38 Siddeley Street, Melbourne (map)
Cost: Invitation only
Ticket platform: Register interest with sophie.trebilcock@film.vic.gov.au

Film Victoria presents the annual Women in Games Lunch. The event is an opportunity for women in games to come together to network and to hear from special guest speakers. It is an invitation-only event, however, you are welcome to register your interest to be added to the guest list.

Please note - this event is now fully booked.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

Fri
27

PAX AUS

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PAX AUS

When: Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $65
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Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts descend on the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre for three days of industry showcases, demonstrations and events.

Interface at PAX Aus

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Interface at PAX Aus

When: 7 - 9pm, Friday 27 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: Invitation only
Ticket platform: Register interest with joel.vandaal@mcvpacific.com

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Interface at PAX Australia is a B2B networking event that has been engineered to connect Australia’s rising development talent with senior members of the local and international games industry. Modelled on the ethos of ‘establish a connection’, Interface at PAX Australia presents a unique opportunity for these upcoming developers to get on the radar of some of the industry’s biggest names. Interface is an invitation-only event. To register your interest to attend, contact Joel: joel.vandaal@mcvpacific.com

Film Victoria is the Presenting Partner of Interface at PAX 2017

Education in Games Summit

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Education in Games Summit

When: 9:30am - 4:30pm, Friday 27 October
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: $150 (Early bird and special offers available)
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The Education in Games Summit showcases best-practice implementation of games; enabling teachers to effectively and meaningfully activate games in their classrooms. Exploring, understanding, critiquing and making games offers an abundance of opportunities for students to build the skills and capabilities they need now and into the future.

Keynote Eric Jordan, CEO at Codename Entertainment, kicks off the day.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

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28

PAX AUS

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When: Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: $65
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Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts descend on the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre for three days of industry showcases, demonstrations and events.

STEM Video Games Challenge Awards

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STEM Video Games Challenge Awards

When: 11, Saturday 28 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
Cost: Included in your PAX ticket
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The STEM Video Games Challenge awards ceremony is conducted as part of PAX Aus and provides the winners with a fantastic opportunity to exhibit their games to the public. The awards will be presented at the ACER Foundation PAX stand number 1750 at 11.00am. Facilitated by the ACER Foundation, the charitable arm of the Australian Council for Educational Research, the ongoing mission of the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge is to help engage Australian students with STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines in a new and exciting way. Students learn vital skills for the future through designing, building and testing an original video game.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)

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PAX AUS

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When: Friday 27 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (map)
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Tens of thousands of gaming enthusiasts descend on the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre for three days of industry showcases, demonstrations and events.

MegaDev5!

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MegaDev5!

When: 7pm - 12am, Sunday 29 October
Where: Beer DeLuxe, Federation Square (map)
Cost: $30 - $50
Ticket platform: Eventbrite

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Games industry folk of all ilk are invited to end MIGW on a high note at MEGADEV5!

MEGADEV5! is an industry networking event open to game developers, publishers, media and anyone else who's been working hard during Melbourne International Games Week. If you are one of these, please contact the organiser to introduce yourself and request a ticket access code - giselle@igdamelbourne.org.

Each ticket includes entry, nibbles and at least a couple of drinks along with an amazing night of networking.

Thanks to the sponsors: Big Ant Studios, GDAA, Cam Rogers Legal, Mighty Games, Simulation Australasia and Tavern of Voices.

Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

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Code Breakers: Women in Games Exhibition

When: 10am - 5pm, Tuesday 25 July - Sunday 5 November
Where: ACMI (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry. Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games, contributing as directors, programmers, developers, artists, writers, producers and designers.

Join curator Serena Bentley as she conducts two special MIGW guided tours midday on Monday 23 and Friday 27 October.

Wayfinder live 2017

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Wayfinder live 2017

When: Sunday 22 October - Sunday 29 October
Where: Melbourne CBD (map)
Cost: Free Event
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Wayfinder Live invites you to explore the city during Melbourne International Games Week. Use a free mobile app to scan codes hidden in Melbourne’s laneways and unlock the story of the mysterious micronation Ludea. Wayfinder Live Creator Troy Innocent hosts free small group walking tours to explain the game and the concepts framing Wayfinder Live on the below dates: Monday 23rd at 5pm Thursday 26th at 11am and 5pm Friday 27th at 11am, 5pm and 8.30pm (8.30pm - 18 years+ only, includes a tour of cbd bars and pubs) Saturday 28th at 11am, 2pm and 5pm (Tours kick off at the entrance of the ACMI Cafe and Bar, ACMI, Federation Square)