About NZGDC 2017

New Zealand’s premier game development event – the New Zealand Game Developers Conference – is returning this year on the 6th-8th September, with plans underway to make it bigger and better than ever!

#NZGDC17 will be an action-packed three-day conference for professional and indie game developers. It’s a professional quality industry conference akin to GDC, right here in NZ.

Sessions will cover art, game design, programming, narrative, production, business, marketing and more. This year’s conference is growing to three days with one day dedicated to hands-on workshops (6th Sept), and two days full of a mix of presentations and panels (7th-8th Sept).

Luck By Design

We often hear stories of “overnight success” in our industry. This year's theme, Luck By Design, aims to demystify this idea and focus on success as a result of careful planning and focused work, with a little bit of luck sprinkled on top. Get a behind-the-scenes look at some of the techniques and approaches that can help you achieve your goals

NZGDC Call for Submissions

The call for submissions is now closed - thank you to everyone who submitted a talk, panel or workshop! We will be in touch to let you know the outcome via email by 31st of July.

NZGDC Volunteers

We’re also looking for a number of volunteers, so if you’re interested please fill in the Volunteer form

Bean Bag-End: Indie Games Showcase

This year we are proud to announced NZGDC17 will host an Indie Games Showcase, with help from the Auckland Indies. If you would like to be a part of this showcase, let us know by submitting an application here.

Applications will be open until the 14th of August at 5 pm NZST and we would love to have your games at the showcase. This is a great opportunity to show off your games and get feedback from NZ and international game developers.