Queensland Games Exhibition ( 10.00am – 4.30pm )

On the Turbine Platform and Mosquito Foyer
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 – 4.30pm. 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.

Game Dev Hot Seat will be running on-stage throughout the day presented by local 4ZZZ radio show Zed Games.

Emerging Developers Room ( 11.00am – 1.00pm | 2.00pm 4.00pm )

In the Park Mezzanine Room
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.

Gameloft Creative Workshop ( 10.00am – 12.00pm )

In the Graffiti Room
Join Gameloft Brisbane’s very own Gamelofters in the Graffiti Room for creative hands-on activities created by the studio’s Art team for kids of all ages. Meet and chat with the artists behind the multi-award-winning titles; My Little Pony: Mane Merge and The Oregon Trail. [Registration via Brisbane Powerhouse]

Ages: All

“So you have an idea for a game… now what?!” ( 12.30pm – 2.00pm | 2.30 – 4.00pm )

In the Graffiti Room
This workshop is designed for High School students who are considering careers in the games industry. The workshop will give valuable insights from game industry veterans on the creation of new ideas and how they are pitched.

Outcomes of the session include:

  • Understanding of effective communication and collaboration practices within the industry.
  • Critical thinking about game features and mechanics to help anchor your idea.
  • Critical thinking about what the hooks are in your idea to help get people’s attention.
  • Being able to create and present an idea to your peers. Each attendee will be supported to workshop and pitch their own idea within the session.
  • Tips on breaking into the industry, and how you can be upskilling now.
  • Understanding Higher Education, and work placement opportunities, available in SE QLD.

These sessions will be run by Dan Vogt, Scott West, and Sean Druitt, local industry legends who have accumulated over 50 years’ experience in the games industry and have pitched, created, and launched countless titles throughout their careers! Two sessions available – registration via Brisbane Powerhouse

Ages: 13-17

Finale ( 4.30pm – 6.00pm )

On the Turbine Platform

Festival Finale – watch this space for more details! (4.30pm – 5.00pm)


“END GAME” – The traditional Festival Finale: Come and support local industry darlings as they duke it out in a light-hearted game of trivia. (5.00pm-6.00pm)

Networking hosted by Cam Rogers Legal ( 6.00pm – 8.00pm )

Join your ever-loving Game Dev community for networking on the Turbine Platform to round off the day!
Cam Rogers Legal is a Queensland Games Festival Gold Sponsor