It’s been announced this morning that Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is back in person this year from 1 to 9 October 2022. This will be the eighth year of MIGW, the biggest games event in Asia-Pacific, connecting games, technology and culture.
There is a huge week of events happening as part of MIGW, with a program featuring local and international talent, inviting industry, educators and game enthusiasts from across the globe. Of course PAX Aus 2022 is happening that same week, from October 7-9, but that’s certainly not the only event to be excited about.
Key industry events have returned, including:
High Score: Composition and Sound Art for Games from 1 to 2 October
Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) from 3 to 5 October
Games for Change Asia Pacific Festival (G4C) from 4 to 6 October
Freeplay Parallels – the Indie Game Showcase on 6 October
Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) to be held at iconic music venue The Forum on 5 October
Girls in Games Jam hosted by Amazon Web Service (AWS) in collaboration with Creative Victoria and hosted on Game Jolt
“We’re backing Victoria’s games industry and creating more jobs in the sector while also supporting the businesses that produce some of the world’s most innovative games.” said Victorian Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopoulos. “With more than half of the country’s games studios and workforce based here, Melbourne International Games Week further supports Victoria’s cutting edge digital industry and attracts games leaders from across the globe.”
The Checkpoint Gaming team will be running around Melbourne International Games Week doing all sorts of things, including a lot of great content right here on the site, so make sure you check back in regularly for all the Aussie goss you can handle!
You can see all the amazing things happening at Melbourne International Games Week right here. Get excited!