NZGDC18 is back again this year with new dates and a new venue! More information coming soon, but for now make sure to pencil in 01-03 August at SkyCity Convention Centre, Auckland into your calendars

From Small Beginnings

We all know great ideas can come from small beginnings. We’ve seen game jam games become global successes, and small teams grow to large studios. With this year's theme, From Small Beginnings, we want to reflect on where we’ve come from and inspire the next great ideas.

NZGDC Call for Submissions

The NZGDC18 speaker and workshop applications are now open! We want this to be the best year yet, but we can’t do it alone!

We're looking for speakers who would like to present talks or panels covering;

  • Art
  • Audio
  • Augmented, Mixed & Virtual Reality
  • Business & Marketing
  • Game Design
  • Programming
  • Serious & Educational Games
  • Storytelling & Narrative

We’re also looking for anyone interested in running a workshop. Everyone has a unique perspective to share so if you’re working in any field of game development, we want to hear from you!

We highly encourage diverse speakers to submit presentations.

Submit a talk or panel
Submit a workshop

Applications close at 9pm on the 18th June (NZ Time, UTC+12:00).

If you have any questions, please reach out to the NZGDC team at!

Kiwi Game Starter 2018 Applications Open:

Entries for the New Zealand Game Developers Association startup programme for interactive games businesses, the Kiwi Game Starter, are now open!

Potential entrants should prepare their playable prototypes and business/marketing plans for submission via the submission form.

Applications close Mon 2nd July at 5PM (NZ time, UTC+12:00).

Volunteer Applications Open:

We’re also looking for a number of volunteers to help at NZGDC18 and the associated events. If you’re interested please fill in the Volunteer form.

Applications close Mon 2nd July at 6PM (NZ time, UTC+12:00).

Can't wait for NZGDC18? Watch the NZGDC17 talks while you wait

For the first time ever, many of our recorded talks from last years conference are available online for free.