Want to get involved in game development and meet other developers or studios? There is a healthy community of events and professional conferences throughout New Zealand.  Check the News section, our Facebook group or Newsletter for upcoming events.

Annual Conference

The New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2016 will be held 8-9 September 2016 at AUT University, Auckland.  Previous years have been sold out with over 350 delegates and keynotes from some of the world’s most successful and acclaimed game developers.

Monthly Meetings

Attend the Wellington Game Developers Meetup on the first Tuesday of each month

Attend the Wellingtaru casual drinks in Wellington on the third Wednesday of each month

Attend the Auckland Game Developer Meetups on the first Wednesday of each month

Check out the Auckland Indies Meetup group

Attend the Christchurch Game Developers Meetup on the first Thursday of each month

Attend occasional Dunedin Game Developers Meetups

Check out the Hamilton Game Developers group

Other Conferences and Events

See us at AnimFX, Te Papa, Wellington each year.

Exhibit your game in the NZ Games Showcase at Armageddon Auckland and Armageddon Wellington each year.

Take part in the 48-hour Global Game Jam in late January in locations around New Zealand (and around the world).

Take part in the 48-hour Kiwi Jam mid-year.

Attend the Play By Play grassroots game development festival in Wellington.

Stay informed

Not all events or groups listed here are directly organised by the NZGDA, but are friends of ours.  If you’d like to promote a game making event or opportunity email [email protected].