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Brisbane Powerhouse

Game On 423


Sat 13 Nov, 2021

Admit Free


10am - 5pm

Emerging Developer Room
10am - 5pm, Park Mezzanine

Creative Kids Workshop
10am - 12 noon, Graffiti Room

Boardgame Workshop
1.30 - 4.30pm, Graffiti Room

Industry Panel
5-6pm, Turbine Platform

Ages + Warnings

Suitable for all ages

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

With some of the world’s most played games coming out of Brisbane and South East 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.

The Game On 423 exhibition showcases locally made games – all presented by their creators and studios. From VR to table-top, PC and console and mobile. Come and play! Open all day from 10am – 5pm.

A Game Dev Hot Seat will also be running on-stage throughout the day where you can 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. Game Dev Hot Seat presented by local 4ZZZ gaming radio show Zed Games.

Gameloft Creative Kids Workshop
10am – 12 noon

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 The Oregon Trail available on Apple Arcade.

Suitable for all ages.


How to Make Your Own Boardgame
1.30 – 4.30pm

Join Jack and Maz from Half-Monster Games in a crafty session where you’ll learn to create your very own board game!
Whether by yourself, with friends or as a family, we’ll show you everything you need to know to get a rough draft of a fun idea together that you can play right away!

Suitable for all ages. For information on Half-Monster Games, visit


Emerging Developer 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 grab a headshot for your social media and future speaking engagements all in one place.

More information and registration via Brisbane IGDA here

Industry Panel
Join us for the day’s closing act – The Loot Crate Battle! Two teams of local industry legends will compete in a game of skill, trivia and loud arguing. They’re not competing for prizes – only your love – so come cheer them on!

More information and registration via Brisbane IGDA here


We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

Please note: Brisbane Powerhouse will be introducing managed parking in mid-2021. For more information, please click here.


GO423 is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture Funding program.

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