Queensland Games Festival | Exhibition

  • July 22, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Graffiti Room

    119 Lamington Street
    New Farm, Queensland 4005
Ticket Price (AUD) Free This event is now over

Presented by the Brisbane International Game Developers Association (brIGDA) in partnership with the Brisbane Powerhouse


Come and play games made locally, chat with developers, get involved with workshops and mentoring sessions, and discover more about Queensland's game making industry!

Our (lovingly renamed) Queensland Games Festival - formally known as the Game On (GO423) Festival - has been a community celebration of Queensland made games for over ten years! The festival is a chance to discover the rich creativity of our local game-making industry: With some of the world’s most played games coming out of Brisbane and southeast Queensland, the local game-making industry is an important part of our community. This one-day event will allow you to get involved with hands-on workshops, play locally made games, chat with developers, and discover more about the folks who are leading this important creative industry.

Free public event - all welcome!


The Queensland Games Festival is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture Funding program.



Turbine Platform – Exhibition (10.00am-5.00pm)

The Queensland Games Festival exhibition presents locally made games – all presented by their creators and studios. From VR to table-top, PC and console, and mobile. Come and play and meet the developers. The exhibition is free public entry and open all day from 10.00am – 5.00pm. Get to know the people who make the games as they share their stories, ideas and ambitions and chat about the process of game development. A Game Dev Hot Seat will be running on-stage throughout the day presented by local 4ZZZ radio show Zed Games.


Emerging Developers Room (Morning: Park Mezzanine - 11.00am-1.00pm | Afternoon: Graffiti Room - 2.00pm-4.00pm)

Are you an emerging developer, game design student, or solo dev who would love to chat with an industry mentor? Do you have a portfolio or resume, but you have no idea whether it would get you work in the industry? Come along to the Emerging Developer Room to meet some of our local experienced game developers, receive answers to your questions, and chat with our awesome Queensland game makers.

The Emerging Developers Room is supported by Gameloft Australia and Keywords Australia


Graffiti Room - Workshop 1: Gameloft Creative Kids (10am-12.00pm)

Join us in the Graffiti Room for creative hands-on activities created by Gameloft Artists especially for children and families. Create your own personalised art for games and meet the artists behind My Little Pony and The Oregon Trail. (Registration via Brisbane Powerhouse)

Creative Kids is proudly supported by Gameloft Australia


Graffiti Room - Workshop 2 Afternoon: IGEA AMA (2.00pm-4.00pm)

IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian companies in the computer and video games industry. In the role, it represents first parties, publishers, and Australian game developers But what does a “peak industry association” actually do? What do its day-to-day activities look like, and how do they benefit the Australian games industry? Join IGEA CEO Ron Curry and IGEA Director of Industry and Member Relations Dr Jens Schroeder for a presentation on IGEA's advocacy followed by an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. (Registration via Brisbane Powerhouse)

This AMA is kindly supported by the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA)


Finale – “END GAME” Join local industry darlings as they duke it out in a light-hearted game of trivia (5.00pm-6.00pm)

Local industry legends will compete in games of skill, trivia and loud arguing. They’re not competing for prizes – only your love – so come cheer them on!


Networking (6.00pm-8.00pm) 

Join us for networking in the Alto Bar when everything is done and dusted!

Date & Time

Sat, Jul 22, 2023 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Venue Details

Graffiti Room

119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Graffiti Room

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.


As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.