Regular Events


Annual Conference

The New Zealand Game Developers Conference 2020 will be held 19-21 August 2020 at Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington.

Our intention is to rotate NZGDC between the major cities in NZ, to make it more accessible in the long run for more Kiwis. Tickets will go sale in June. Previous years have been sold out with over 500 delegates and keynotes from some of the world’s most successful and acclaimed game developers, and this year’s NZGDC sold out just after the schedule released publicly.

Monthly Meetings

Other Conferences and Events

  • 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 NZ Games Festival in Wellington.
  • Attend the Games for Learning conference 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