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.

Financial Aid

We want NZGDC to be accessible to as many people as possible, regardless of location, role or financial situation. We have a limited number of discounted tickets available to help people who aren’t able to attend without financial aid. Please fill in this form to apply and we’ll be in touch to discuss.

Indie Biz Showcase

For the first time, NZGDC18 will feature an Indie Biz Showcase evening event aimed at supporting New Zealand game developers. The event will showcase our vibrant games industry and promote the work of many talented local independent game developers. The event will be free to attend, but we ask that you register to help us estimate capacity and catering requirements. Anyone involved with the games industry is welcome, whether they are attending the NZGDC18 conference or not!

Please register for your ticket to help us estimate capacity and catering requirements.

Applications for the Indie Biz Showcase are currently being reviewed, and will be notified later this week.

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.