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All Confirmed Events At Melbourne International Games Week 2023

Following its most successful year yet in 2022, Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) returns this year more significant than ever.

Known as a pivotal event on the global digital games calendar, MIGW brings together the worlds of gaming, technology, and culture, offering a diverse range of experiences for industry professionals, educators, and passionate gamers alike.

When is Melbourne International Games Week 2023?

Melbourne International Games Week 2023 will run from September 30 to October 8, and the city of Melbourne will transform into a gaming paradise.

Since its inception in 2015, MIGW has evolved into the Asia Pacific region’s largest gaming congregation. Last year, the event garnered unprecedented success, attracting nearly 86,000 attendees to in-person events and over one million participants from around the world in online engagements.

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PAX Aus 2023 will be the headline event of the week

Here is what you Can Expect at MIGW 2023

MIGW 2023’s diverse program promises something for everyone. From flagship industry conferences like GCAP, High Score, and the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs), to ACMI’s immersive “Cult of the Lamb: Live,” Games for Change Asia Pacific Showcase, and Fed Square’s “Mario King of Kart Tournament,” the event caters to a broad spectrum of interests.

Here is what you can experience at Melbourne International Games Week 2023:

  • High Score (30 Sep – 1 Oct): A discussion on the role of audio in game design, presented by APRA AMCOS.
  • Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP): Empower (2-4 October): A major industry conference fostering global connections and empowerment among developers.
  • ACMI’s Games for Change (G4C) Asia Pacific Immersive Arcade Showcase (4 October): Featuring cutting-edge AR and VR games that drive change in various fields.
  • Australian Game Developer Awards (ADGAs) (4 October): Celebrating the year’s best games, including the ACMI Audience Award for the public’s favourite Australian game.
  • Freeplay: Parallels (5 October): A showcase of experimental indie games highlighting local developers’ innovative work.
  • ACMI’s Cult of the Lamb: Live (6-7 October): A cinematic presentation of the acclaimed game, featuring live music accompaniment by River Boy and Orchestra Victoria.
  • PAX Aus (6-8 October): A massive expo featuring panels, demos, tournaments, and more.

Melbourne International Games Week 2023 is a collaborative effort between the Victorian Government, Creative Victoria, VicScreen, ACMI, and IGEA. The event runs from September 30 to October 8, 2023, in the city of Melbourne, Australia.


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