Exciting times ahead from 22 - 29 October 2017 at the Melbourne International Games Week, in locations throughout Melbourne City, including CBD laneways, ACMI and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. There's also a mix of free and paid events to enjoy.
Supported by Creative Victoria, Asia Pacific's largest digital games festival is back and packed with 14 fab, free and paid events and activities for families, consumers, game-players and makers. Kicking off with a day of free interactive family fun activities and great gameplay at ACMI's Family Sunday: MIGW Mario & Friends Event, get your game on for a celebration of classic 8-bit characters on 22 Oct 2017 from 10am to 4pm at this free event.
From mini Marios to young Yoshis, come dressed as your fave game character in costume to enter the awards ceremony at 2.30pm to win fantastic prizes. No costume? No Problem. Roll up to the photo wall and jump into one of the costumes to create an unforgettable and unique family portrait to take home.
Consumers can also get their game-on, playing Wayfinder Live 2017 – a free mobile scavenger hunt game, through Melbourne's laneways and restaurants. Don cosplay outfits while exploring the latest and greatest games at PAX AUS who brings together industry and consumers in a colourful 3-day expo celebrating games culture and showcasing new and emerging titles.
The Education in Games Summit at ACMI on 27 Oct at 9.30am, will inform teachers about new technologies supporting the delivery of the digital curriculum and showcases some of the more progressive schools in this space. The summit is (A) $150 per participant; (B) Early Birds: The first 50 tickets sold also receive a day pass to PAX on Saturday 18 October; and (C) Special: Bring 4 teachers for the price of 3 - $450
Global games powerhouses and leading Aussie indie studios', plus tabletop games like Jenga and Connect 4, hundreds of panels, virtual reality lounge, live music and more will be there for your entertainment.
Parallels: The Freeplay Showcase is the exciting new initiative this year - a public event where local designers and artists will demonstrate some of the most unique and groundbreaking new games live on stage and discuss their work. Check the website for all industry, education and public events! With our current gaming culture on the rise, this is an event not to be missed!