State Library of Queensland hosts 'Garage Gamer' exhibition

Sat, 01/05/2013 (All day) to Sun, 04/14/2013 (All day)

Get down to the State Library of Queensland and unleash your passion for play this summer at 'Garage Gamer' - a video and mobile games exhibition, with workshops, films, talks and special events.

Garage Gamer is Queensland’s first interactive games venue dedicated to local game lovers and game makers. It features dozens of new games, a first peek at pre-releases, and a chance to get away from the screen and explore the ideas and creative processes behind the digital games of today.

Registrations open for Global Game Jam 2013 sites in Australia

Fri, 01/25/2013 (All day) to Sun, 01/27/2013 (All day)

The world's largest game jam event, Global Game Jam, is kicking off in early 2013. While some locations for local GGJ sites are still being finalised, all are open for registrations! We have collected the details below, so if you're up for the challenge of an intense weekend of game development, be sure to get in your registrations right away!

Screen Australia to host Interactive Games Fund forums and webinar

Tue, 12/11/2012 (All day) to Tue, 12/18/2012 (All day)

(press release)
In its capacity as the Federal Government’s key agency for providing support to the screen production sector, Screen Australia has been charged with administering the new $20 million Interactive Games Fund to help build a sustainable base for the Australian interactive entertainment industry. The agency will develop funding guidelines in consultation with the games sector to develop the best possible funding program.

IGDA Melbourne: Games and Accessibility with Ian Hamilton

Wed, 12/12/2012 (All day)

When: Wednesday 12 December 6.30pm – 10.30pm, talk commences at 7.00pm
Where: The Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne – located in The Cells.

UK-based user experience designer & accessibility specialist, Ian Hamilton, is making the trip to Australia and will be appearing at an IGDA Melbourne event in December on the topic of accessibility in games. His specialties are:

Qantm Industry Night 2012

Fri, 12/07/2012 (All day)

The Qantm Industry Night is a showcase of our graduate showreels and creative works. They’ve been working hard for two years and now it’s time to showcase their projects – some creative, or entertaining; others highly innovative or just plain useful. These works revolve around the major projects they have been working on for the last 24 weeks and include:

IGDA Sydney Xmas Beer and Pixels

Tue, 12/11/2012 (All day)

Where: Club 77 - 77 William St, Sydney
When: 7pm Tuesday, 11 December 2012

IGDA Sydney's final Beer and Pixels, the catch up and meet'n greet organised by the local IGDA chapter for local games developers, for 2012 has been set at Club 77 on the 11th of December. Bring your games and work-in-progress for discussion and feedback from fellow devs over a relaxing beer or two or three.

Mark yourselves down as attending at the IGDA Sydney Xmas Beer and Pixels event page!

(From the event page)