Events going on in NZGDC week

Auckland Game Dev Meetup & Catchup

Time: Wednesday 1st August, 6:00pm-11:00pm

Cost: Free!

Non-Violent Video Games

Come along to this very special edition of the monthly #AKLgamedev Meetup.

With the NZ Game Developers Conference ( ) happening in the same week, we've managed to borrow some very special guests to discuss games with a lack of violence.

WA220 Lecture Theatre
Sir Paul Reeves (WG) Building
Auckland University of Technology

NZGDC18 presents the We're in Games Social (WinGS)

Time: Thursday 2nd August, 6:00pm-7:30pm

Cost: Free to attend, but please register your interest as tickets may be limited

NZGDC18 is proud to announce the first We’re in Games Social (WinGS) event for women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ game developers and allies!

We believe all achievements deserve to be celebrated, be they big or small, widespread or local, personal victories or public successes. WinGS will be an opportunity to celebrate these achievements and allow women, non-binary and LGBTQIA+ game developers to connect in a safe and welcoming space.

Register your interest to attend the WinGS event here.

Tickets will be offered based on the order of registrations, with priority to those in the games industry who identify as part of these communities.

Rakino Room
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
161 Halsey Street

NZGDC18 Indie Biz Showcase

Time: Thursday 2nd August, 7:00pm-10:30pm

Cost: Free to attend; Apply to 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. It’s an opportunity to help up-and-coming game developers create connections and support networks to grow businesses and advance game developer careers.

If you would like your game to be part of the NZGDC18 Indie Biz Showcase, applications close 6th of July at 5PM (NZ time, UTC+12:00).

Rangitoto Room 1
ANZ Viaduct Events Centre
161 Halsey Street

NZGDC18 Afterparty

Time: Friday 3rd August, 7:00pm-12:00am

Anyone with an NZGDC18 conference pass is welcome at the official Afterparty to network and celebrate the end of the conference. Don’t forget to bring your Afterparty ticket, which will get you a free non-alcoholic or alcoholic drink!

Make sure to register for your free ticket when you purchase your conference ticket.

Tomtoms Bar and Restaurant
27 Drake Street
Victoria Park Market
Auckland Central

NZGDC18 would not be possible without our amazing sponsors: Pik Pok, Creative NZ, NZ On Air, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development, CheckPoint, IGDA Foundation, New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, NZGDA, Unreal Engine, Chromacon, XBox, Perforce, Renegade PR, IGEA, HP, Dinosaur Polo Club, MSI, Hudson Gavin Martin, Playtech, Autodesk, Unity, Internet NZ, Staples VR, Dean Hall, University of Canterbury