Play by Play is a New Zealand games conference with a difference, run mid-April each year in the beating cultural heart of the country – Wellington. Since our inception in 2016, we’ve grown exponentially, proving that there’s a vibrant community of gamers, enthusiasts and curious folk in the play sphere. Further to our flagship conference, we host networking events and professional development workshops for industry players.
A game development summit like no other, the Play By Play conference brings game developers of all skill levels together for two days of low-pressure learning and sharing. We aim to engage delegates with a fun, light-hearted atmosphere and a playful approach to improving our craft.
This year’s theme is “The Power of Many” and reflects our strength in community, diversity and the impact our craft can make when we work together.
With Play by Play now being under the NZ Games Festival banner, we’ve made some changes to the structure of our industry events:
- As the perfect accompaniment to our conference, we’re bringing back Treat and Greet, a networking event for all of our sweet conference attendees <3
- For our last course, we’re serving up the delicious Pavs! Our new and improved Awards evening!
These are just some of the many amazing events happening around New Zealand Games Festival. For more events, including workshops, our NZ games exhibition, tabletop sessions and the wildly popular quiz night, please check out our website: nzgamesfest.com
When and Where
10am – 4:30pm 26-27 April 2019
Soundings Theatre, Te Papa, Wellington
Treat and Greet:
6:30pm Onwards, 26 April 2019
Our networking event will be held at Prefab Hall.
7pm Onwards, 27 April 2019
The awards ceremony location will be advertised shortly.
Earlybird Pricing – Ends 12 March
All Access, all events $95
Student, all events $65
The Pavs awards only $25