Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW), the biggest games festival in the Asia Pacific, today announced the 2018 program, the largest to date. Taking place from 20–28 October at locations throughout Melbourne’s CBD, MIGW brings local, national, and international games talent together for one week of creativity, networking, business/industry development and play.
MIGW 2018 sees the return of massive consumer expo PAX Aus, the only PAX event held outside of the USA; Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s premier games development conference which brings over 1000 games industry representatives to Melbourne, and the Australian Game Developers Awards.
Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said: “As the largest games festival in the Asia Pacific, Melbourne International Games Week demonstrates the vibrancy of Victoria’s digital games sector, and Melbourne’s position as the games capital of Australia.
The 2018 program also features several new events. The inaugural Melbourne Queer Games Festival celebrates diversity through its showcase of games. The first eSports Conference will bring together industry leaders for an in-depth discussion around regulation and growth, and the new High Score conference will explore the intersection between games and music. Other annual highlights include Unite Melbourne, the Film Victoria Annual Games Lunch, and the Parallels: Freeplay Showcase 2018, exploring the alternative side of Melbourne’s games development scene.
For the full line-up and information on all the events visit the MIGW website.