We are excited to announce that NZGDC will be coming to Wellington this year! So, clear your calendars for 4 to 6 September 2019, and prepare to drink amazing coffee while enjoying ocean views from our new venue – Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Tickets to NZGDC19 are now completely sold out! There will be NO door sales this year.


Workshops (the Wednesday sessions on the schedule) are by pre-registration only. Pre-registration has sold out, but may be reopened if there is any availability in certain workshops. Attendees will NOT be permitted into any workshop without registering for the specific session. If you have not pre-registered and then received tickets for your specific session, entry will not be permitted. If you are unsure of your pre-registration or registration status, please email


NZGDC19 will have a variety of sessions covering the following topics;

  • Art
  • Audio
  • Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality
  • Business & Marketing
  • Culture
  • Game Design
  • Programming
  • Serious & Educational Games
  • Storytelling & Narrative
NZGDC19 would not be possible without amazing sponsors: Autodesk, NZ On Air, Unreal Engine, Creative NZ, Mytona, IGEA, Pik Pok, Dry Cactus, Unity Engine, CheckPoint, Dinosaur Polo Club, PlayTech, Jaffa Jam, Xbox, IDGA, Metia Interactive