South by Southwest (SXSW) is coming to Australia for the first time this October, and the enormous schedule for the event is now live.
SXSW Sydney 2023 offers more than 1,000 experiences, 700 speakers, and 300 performances for festival-goers. Attendees can also try out more than 170 game demos and catch over 200 screen events. Here are the key gaming events at SXSW Sydney 2023:
SXSW Sydney 2023 Key Gaming Events
Luke Lancaster, the head of gaming programming for SXSW Sydney 2023, has lined up events that you can’t afford to miss.
Kick off the festival at the Games Festival Opening Night Party on Tuesday night. where you can expect amazing music from Australian-made games, a debut song from a rising Australian artist, and special guests from around the world. The action continues with the Encore Games Showcase. Here, you can play every game that made the shortlist for the SXSW Sydney Games Awards. It’s your chance to try the best of the best.
Furthermore, if you’re up for some live gaming, don’t miss “Blood on the Clocktower Live.” This horror game turned comedy stage show comes straight from sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. You’ll even get to play the game yourself!
If you’re a developer, make sure to attend the Investment Meet. This event offers casual and planned meetings with investors, agencies, and publishers. They’ll even have playtest breakfasts and industry seminars. To cap it all off, check out the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters. Even if it’s sold out, your SXSW Sydney Games Badge gets you in. Trust me, the finals will have an electric atmosphere you won’t want to miss.
SXSW Sydney 2023 is shaping up to be a week of amazing experiences. Whether you’re into music, movies, gaming, or tech, there’s something for you. So mark your calendars and get ready for a week of non-stop learning and fun.