Mayday Heyday x Wellingtaru

If you’re in town Wednesday night (4th September), join us at Heyday Beer Co. (upper Cuba street) at 7pm for an evening of fun as Studio Mayday and Wellingtaru join forces to celebreate NZGDC 19.

Indie Showcase

After conference hours on Thursday, come demo games produced by local talent and chat with the devs! The Indie Showcase is in the Oceania room at Te Papa from 6:00-8:30pm on Thursday September 5th.


This year our Afterparty is at The Establishment, on the corner of Blair St and Courtenay Place. Starting at 7pm on Friday September 6th, please remember to bring your conference pass for entry! Those who purchased special "afterparty-only" tickets will receive a ticket in their email.

We're in Games Social

Our signature cocktail event to celebrate under-represented communities within the game industry! Space is limited, so please fill out an expression of interest here.

Event takes place at 7pm on Thursday September 5th, at the Foxglove Bar on Queens Wharf.

Student Day

On Saturday September 7th at the Victoria University School of Design (Lecture Theatre 1, Ground Floor, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011) from 9am-5pm we're hosting a day full of talks relevant to students and those brand new to the industry for just $15!

There are still some seats left, so head to our event page to purchase a pass.

NZGDC19 would not be possible without amazing sponsors: Creative NZ, NZ On Air, Autodesk, Unreal Engine, Pik Pok, Dry Cactus, Mytona, Unity Engine, CheckPoint, Dinosaur Polo Club, PlayTech, Xbox, IGDA, Jaffa Jam, Metia Interactive