It’s game on Brisbane! With some of the world’s most played games coming out of our city, the local game-making industry is more vibrant than ever. GO423 celebrates Brisbane’s long and impressive history in the world of game-making, turning the spotlight on the large number of passionate creative studios making interactive entertainment.
Presented by the Brisbane International Game Developers Association, this one-day event will allow you to get involved with hands-on workshops, play games, chat with developers and discover more about what’s happening locally from the folks who are leading this interactive industry.
GO423 is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland
Digital Powerhouse is presented by QUT
GO423 Locally Made Games Exhibition
This year we will be hosting over 20 locally made games – all presented by their creators and studios. From VR to table-top, PC and console, and mobile. Come and play.
Game Dev Hot Seat
10am – 5pm
Game Dev Hot Seat will be running on-stage throughout the day. Get to know the people who make the games as they share their stories, ideas and ambitions and dive into the process of game development. Presented by local 4ZZZ gaming radio show Zed Games.
GO423 grand finale: Loot Crate Debate
Join our local industry veterans John Passfield and Dan Vogt as they host a panel of local developers and a “Lucky Dip Debate’ which invites the panelists to take turns drawing a topic from the loot crate and gives them 2 minutes to argue about it in a quick-fire debate session!
Gameloft Creative Kids Workshop
10am – 12pm
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 artists from the team!
Board Game Design Workshop
2pm – 4pm
Come along and design your own game using the resources provided. Last year we focused on card games. This year we are going to have a crack at dice games. All materials will be provided free of charge. Suitable for all ages. Presented by Martin Wallace. Martin is a professional board game designer with over twenty five years experience in the industry. He has over eighty games to his name and has won multiple awards. His best known designs are Brass, Discworld: Ankh Morpork and Steam.