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The countdown is on to Melbourne International Games Week!

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW), Asia Pacific’s largest digital games event, is fast approaching and Melbourne is gearing up for a massive celebration of all things gaming – for players, creators, and enthusiasts alike

As always MIGW boasts a jam-packed program with events and activities for both industry and the general public. We’ll be on the ground all week so look out for us at the following.

True Crime Mysteries: Misadventure in Little Lon – launch events

Misadventure in Little Lon by new Melbourne team True Crime Mysteries a Film Victoria-supported AR experience based on our city’s history which starts at the State Library and finishes on Little Lon.  An invitation-only industry launch on 5 October will be followed by a public event the following day. Head along to unravel an intriguing true crime from Melbourne's notorious red light district in 1910. Book tickets.

Game Connect Asia Pacific conference (GCAP)

Proudly supported by Film Victoria, GCAP is the highlight conference event of the week for local industry, with a focus on up-skilling games practitioners.  Running from 7-9 October, it comprises panel discussions, talks, and networking opportunities for local and international developers.

Keynote speakers for this year’s conference include award winning UK indie game developer William Pugh (game designer for The Stanley Parable), Ricky Haggett (founder of Hollow Pond studio, creators of Wilmot’s Warehouse) and Ann Lemay (Narrative Director at WB Games in Montreal).

Catch Liam Routt, Film Victoria’s Games and Digital Content Manager, on 9 October at a panel session aimed at dispelling the myths and demystifying the process around state agency funding for games projects.

Game for Change

Film Victoria will once again host Game for Change, our annual lunch for women and non-binary games industry professionals. As well as a call to action for the games industry to recognise, celebrate and be more inclusive of women and non-binary games developers, the Game for Change lunch is also a place for attendees to connect, learn from and empower each other. This year’s theme is Building a Supportive Community and a Kick-Ass Career so we’re looking forward to some positive conversations and inspiring insights. Game for Change is an invitation only event.

PAX AUS

Running from 11-13 October PAX AUS is the premier consumer event at MIGW and the only one of its kind held outside of the United States. Held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre it features independent developers showcasing their games, huge companies showcasing upcoming releases, cosplay, merchandise, board games, competitions, free play areas, retro and pinball areas and much more.

Look out for Film Victoria supported games Wayward Strand and Ring of Pain at the PAX AUS Indie Showcase.

Melbourne International Games Week 2019 will run from 5-13 October at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and venues across the city.

Melbourne International Games Week is a Victorian Government initiative, presented by Creative Victoria in collaboration with Film Victoria, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, and the Game Developers Association of Australia.

See the full program on the MIGW website.