Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) announced its first festival hosted on video game digital distribution service Steam from Friday 1 (3am AEDT) to Tuesday 5 October 2021 (4am AEDT).
The MIGW Steam Festival will feature a selection of 16 digital panels, talks, game presentations, panel discussions and concerts with popular video game development industry talent. Highlight events include:
- Games Made in Victoria featuring Completely Stretchy and Uncomfortably Sticky, Dap, Kardboard Kings, Conscript, JUSTICE SUCKS: Recharged, Spies & Soldiers and Wayward Strand
- Developing JUSTICE SUCKS: Recharged, an exclusive panel with Cyrian Guillaume, Mitchell Pasmans, Nicholas McDonnell and Winston Tang
- The Music of ‘Knuckle Sandwich’ and Songs from ‘Video World’ concerts, performances by beardy and Monster Mansion
- NEXT in (Video Game) Fashion panel with Benjamin Ee, Izzy Gramp, Jenny Windom and Joel Davison
- Every Game in This City: From Escape Rooms to Esports with Alexandra Lee, Chad Toprak, Goldie Bartlett, Harry Shang Lun Lee, Patrick LeMieux, Stephanie Boluk, Will Partin, Yang Jing Allison
The Festival will also showcase Victorian developers and their games over four days, offering demos and discounts on certain products. Games featured as part of the sale will be available up to 8 October 2021, 3am AEST.
Now in its seventh year, MIGW is the biggest games event in Asia-Pacific and a fixture on the global calendar, connecting games, technology, and culture, with a broad program for industry, educators, and games enthusiasts alike. The launch of the MIGW Steam Festival provides the ideal opportunity to showcase the incredible games developed by Victorian developers as well as content from key industry bodies for the rest of the world to explore.
Visitors can support the local industry by purchasing the MIGW Steam Festival Supporter Pack, a discounted Steam game bundle offering some of the amazing products coming out of Victoria, including digital board game RPG Armello, Paperbark (which tells the story of a wombat), top-down SWAT game Hot Brass, Frog Detective and multiplayer exploration game Feather.