Melbourne powers up for 2017 Games Week

Asia Pacific’s largest digital games celebration Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) runs from 22-29 October. 

MIGW will feature a range of conferences and business development events that will bring local, national and international games talent to the city, and will also include an education in games summit for teachers and activities for games enthusiasts of all ages.

Kicking off with Family Sunday: Mario and his Friends, a day of free family activities at ACMI, the program also features the Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) conference, which will attract over 1,000 games representatives to Melbourne, and Film Victoria’s annual Women in Games lunch which champions gender diversity in the industry.

The 2017 program includes the following events supported by Film Victoria:

GCAP 2017

Started in 2004 by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia, GCAP focuses on skills development, emerging industry trends and international business matching for the Australian industry.

It does this through a series of lectures, panels, discussions and networking events designed to equip attendees with a greater understanding of international standard and practice in streams like art, design, programming, production, marketing, monetisation and more.

Attendees will also take away a deeper understanding of core business management techniques, PR efficacy, audio production and how they can contribute to a positive, inclusive industry culture.

PAX Australia and Interface 2017

An international games festival attracting thousands of games enthusiasts and includes Interface @ PAX.

Presented by Film Victoria the B2B networking event has been engineered to connect Australia's rising development talent with senior members of the local and international games industry.

Interface @ PAX Aus will be held in the PAX Rising area from 7pm on 27 October. It is an invitation only event so to register your interest to attend, contact MCV Pacific.

Women in Games lunch

Film Victoria presents the annual Women in Games Lunch during MIGW. The event is an opportunity for women in games to come together to network and to hear from special guest speakers. The invitation only event is also an opportunity to recognise the successes of local practitioners and discuss pathways for more females to join the industry and move into leadership and entrepreneurial roles.

Contact Film Victoria's events team to register your interest in attending.

Melbourne International Games Week 2017 will run from 22–29 October 2017 in venues across Melbourne. For full program details, visit