In a sorely-needed bit of good news for Melbournians, this year’s Melbourne International Games Week has been confirmed and announced for 2-10 October, showcasing online (and hopefully in-person) versions of several long-running events. There are over 30 events planned throughout the week, which include PAX Aus Online (following the cancellation of PAX Aus 2021), the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDA’s), Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), Freeplay Parallels – the Indie Game Showcase, High Score (Music in Games), Melbourne’s Queer Games Festival and Awards, and Games 4 Change.
In addition, public events are planned including AR sleuthing on Melbourne’s streets called ‘Eastern Market Murder’, and a Mario Kart tournament at Federation Square. The week is an initiative of the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria in partnership with Film Victoria, ACMI and IGEA.
“Melbourne International Games Week is an incredible celebration of innovation, creativity and fun – further cementing Victoria’s position as the heart of Australia’s thriving games industry,” relates Danny Pearson, Minister for Creative Industries.
There’s a significant program to check out, available at the official website, which contains the full list of events, as well as links to grab tickets for yourself to the many events.