Events going on in NZGDC week

Introduction to Unreal: Auckland Workshop

Tuesday 5th September, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Epic Games is hosting a free Introduction to Unreal Engine workshop at the AR/VR Garage before NZGDC17. Chris Murphy will be giving a live training tutorial where participants will learn the basics of creating their first project in Unreal.

Register here.

AR/VR Garage
34 Shaddock St
Eden Terrace, Auckland 1021


NZGDA Annual General Meeting

Wednesday 6th September, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

The NZGDA will be holding their Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the Auckland Game Developers Meetup. All NZGDA members are welcome at the meeting.
The agenda will include:

  • Chairperson’s report on the business of the Society
  • Secretary’s report on the finances of the Society, and the Statement of Accounts
  • Election of Committee Members
  • General business

More details available here.

Auckland University of Technology - Room WG403
2 Governoy FitzRoy Place, WG Building
Auckland CBD


Auckland Game Dev Meetup

Wednesday 6th September, 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Auckland Game Developers Meetup is taking place after the AGM and will feature a panel on Indigenous Representation in Games with Maru Nihoniho (Metia Interactive), Johnson Witehira (Adventures in Maoriland), Zak Waipara and special international guest Amy Fredeen (Never Alone). This will be followed by free pizza and networking opportunities. Anyone is welcome to attend the meetup.

More details available here.

Auckland University of Technology - Room WG403
2 Governoy FitzRoy Place, WG Building
Auckland CBD


Auckland Game Dev Catch Up

Wednesday 6th September, 8:30pm - 11:00pm

Following the Auckland Game Developers Meetup, networking continues at Aotea House Bar & Restaurant. If you’re interested in attending this event, please RSVP!

More details available here.

Aotea House Bar & Restaurant
291 - 297 Queen Street
Auckland CBD


Google AdMob NZGDC Drinks

Thursday 7th September, 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Google Admob has kindly organised a networking event at the Bluestone Room for NZGDC17 attendees. Come join Cliff, Henry and Paul from Google’s NZ App team for a drink and a chance to converse with other members of the games industry. This event is free for anyone with a valid NZGDC17 conference pass.

Register here.

The Bluestone Room
9-11 Durham Lane
Auckland CBD


NZGDC17 Breakfast Meetup for women and non binary

Friday 8th September, 7:00am - 9:00am

This event is for women and non-binary in games, to meet others, network and enjoy a casual breakfast together.

Please note ticket numbers are limited to 40, so get in quick. Tickets are $20 and this covers your breakfast, tea/coffee/juice. This event is currently only available to NZGDC17 attendees, so please bring your NZGDC17 conference pass.

Tickets available here.

Chuffed Coffee
43 High St
Auckland CBD


NZGDC17 After Party

Friday 8th September, 6:30pm - late

Anyone with an NZGDC17 conference pass is welcome at the official After Party to network and celebrate the end of the conference. Don’t forget to bring your After Party ticket, which will get you a free non-alcoholic or alcoholic drink!

Register here.

Catch 22
210 Victoria St West
Victoria Park Village
Auckland CBD


NZGDC17 would not be possible without our amazing sponsors

Sponsored by NZ on Air, Creative NZ, Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Development, Staples VR, Unity, NZGDA, Unreal Engine, Weta Workshop, The Big Picture, Bambora, AdMob by Google, Autodesk, AUT, NZ Film Commission