The 2016 Perth Games Festival Wrap Up!

The Perth Games Festival is over for another year, and now that we have all had a good, long rest it’s time to take a look back at the day that was! This year more than 30 exhibitors filled out the Perth Town Hall, showcasing a truly diverse range of 60+ games. Over 1600 people braved the blustery October day to play a game or two (or three!), chase down some achievement badges, and settle into the comfort of the City of Perth Library to listen to a panel.

To wrap up this wonderful event we have a timelapse video for you, a huge collection of photographs, the social media buzz, plus the Perth Games Festival feature on West TV’s Undercurrent. See if you can find yourself on the amongst the games and gamers!

The Timelapse

The Photos

Despite stormy weather and other events around town, the festival once again drew a huge crowd of game lovers to the Perth Town Hall. There are plenty more than the photos below, be sure to check out our full album on flickr (where you can grab any pics of yourself), or you can tag yourself in our facebook album.

 In the News

The Perth Games Festival has once again caught the attention of a number of sites, and has even been featured on WTV’s UnderCurrent. Here are some of the write-ups and interviews that we have seen around:

The Tweets on the Streets

The people of Perth were keen to spread the festival love, taking to social media to share their experiences of the event. Here are just some of the cool things that were shared on twitter via #PerthGamesFestival.


Final Word

Let’s Make Games would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who made the event possible. We could not have done it without you! Thank you to the festival committee for organising the event, the volunteers for lending their time to help the day run smoothly, the developers for making such amazing games, the panelists for sharing their knowledge and experiences, the sponsors for supporting the event, and last but not least the over 1600 people who attended the festival. Thank you all for coming out to support Western Australian game developers, and for showing how much games mean to the community!

Don’t forget to visit the Perth Games Festival Facebook page to stay up to date on post-festival news, and to keep an eye on news for next year!



The Badge Quest Returns, with Excellent Prizes

The Achievement Badge Quest is back again, giving you the chance to win prizes just by playing games! Around the Perth Games Festival a number of developers have exclusive festival badges for you to collect – here’s what you need to know to get your badges and win some awesome things.

How does it work?

The Badge Quest is free to take part in; here’s what you need to do to get involved:

  • Get your 1st Badge from the Welcome Desk (and take a peek at the prizes),
  • Play games at the all the badge booths to earn the other Badges (a total of 6 for kids under fifteen, and 10 for everyone older),
  • Return to the Welcome Desk to show them all the badges…

What can you win?

We once again have an excellent range of prizes available for you to choose from, including lots of games, tickets, and books for both adults and kids on making games, coding and art. Prizes are limited though, so be sure to get in early and get playing so you can have your pick of the best!

Here are some of the super cool prizes offer…

  • PAX Australia 3 Day Passes3 Day PAX Passes!

Yes that’s right, thanks to PAX Aus you could get yourself a full pass to attend the massive PAX Aus event in Melbourne (valued at $165 ea).

(Note: Only two 3-day passes are available. These tickets are for the PAX Aus event only, and do not include flights or accomodation for the event.)


  • Tons of Australian Games!

Our friends over at Surprise Attack have put together a solid selection of Australian-made games for you to get your hands on, including Hacknet, ScreencheatSuper Mutant Alien Assault, Western Press,Dungeon League and Vertiginous Golf!

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Nostalgia Box Retro GamesGet yourself a family pass to The Nostalgia Box, and check out over 100 consoles from the 1970s through to the 2000s. Plus you can actually play iconic and awesome games, including Pong, Space Invaders, Super Mario Bros, Sonic the Hedgehog, Crash Bandicoot and many more. This is a great way to go behind the scene and uncover the ‘making’ of present-day consoles as you read the stories of each console. You are sure to find most if not all consoles from you childhood as well as many you have never seen before.


Realmz Escape GameJump into a mystery, with free tickets to the Realmz Curse of the Mummy escape room. It’s like being inside a point-and-click adventure game, only the puzzles are all too real. Upon receiving a diary owned by your great, great grandfather you find clues that link him to an ancient legend of a great and almighty pharaoh… and so begins your journey into mystery.


  • Books, accessories, vouchers, and much more!

There will be many more prizes for you to choose from, including a massive selection of books about games and game-making (thanks to Boffins), Vouchers for iTunes, GooglePlay and Steam, and much much more!  Just head on over to the Welcome Desk to get everything you need to know, and a look at the other cool items you have to choose from.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Festival Volunteers


Shoutout to the Sponsors that make all this possible. In particular, the folks you helped us with prizes are:

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 Nostalgia Box - Logo  Realmz Escape Room Game


And of course, our other excellent sponsors:


ShowGizmoBinary Space, ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient ComputingUnity

and Isaac Turner Design.

Final ‘Thank you’ to super cool Sponsors

The games festival is almost upon us! So we would like to do one last thank you to some brilliant sponsors who have come together to support the event, and keep it awesome and free.  So join us in saying a super big THANK YOU to…

Fire Tech Camp are all about teaching kids about tech, so they jumped at the opportunity to be involved! They will also be showcasing at the festival, at booth 12 – be sure to check it out.

Fire Tech Camp

Fire Tech Camp Australia is a leading tech educator, bringing together creativity, innovation and technology to empower children with the right skills and environment so they can build something amazing. Through school holiday tech camps, after school clubs and Saturday tech clubs we put technology into kids hands so they can create their own games, design mobile apps, build robots to their bidding and much more! Fire Tech Camp is proud to support the showcasing of local talent and are excited about developing the tech literacy of our new generations.

Autodesk joined us in 2015, and their back again providing support for the festival as well as connecting with local game developers and animators!

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We all know that Scitech is home to super cool science, but did you know that they share a lot of their information through games and play?


Explore your world at Scitech with engaging science and technology experiences for the whole family. Experiment with robotics in the CSIRO Lab, play with the latest gadgets and gizmos in the Rio Tinto Innovation Central exhibition, or see a whole different world using virtual reality headsets. Scitech also has explosive science shows, over 100 interactive exhibits and Australasia’s largest planetarium.

Scitech is a not-for-profit organisation whose mission is to increase awareness, interest, capability and participation by all Western Australians in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Nostalgia Box is not only a place to go check out iconic consoles and gaming history, they also host local playtesting events for Playup Perth! They will be showing off their excellent ware alongside the Playup Perth booth, over at table 23.

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Nostalgia Box is Australia’s 1st interactive Video Game Console Museum, located in Northbridge. A day at The Nostalgia Box promises new experiences, a loving trip down memory lane, and a crash-course in the history of gaming. This is the perfect opportunity to share your childhood with loved ones or just relive it once more!


GameCloud are the official media partner for the event, connecting with local game developers to bring you all the news on their games, plus interviews, reviews and more.

GameCloud - Media Sponsor
GameCloud is an online games media outlet based in Perth, Western Australia. We aim to deliver detailed reviews, features, and original content that is not influenced by profiteering.


Realmz Escape Game joined us last year with special tickets for the Curse of the Mummy escape room game. Test your mind with an experience that draws you in, and challenges you to escape…

Realmz Escape Room Game

Realmz Escape Game is a fully immersive theme park experience that puts you and your friends as the adventurers in a real life fantasy world. Explore the tomb to discover the clues and solve the puzzles before your time runs out.


A special thanks also goes to Isaac Turner Design, who is behind the brilliant designs you will see this year on the festival flyers, program and posters.



And of course, we would like to once again thank our other excellent sponsors:


ShowGizmoPAX AusSurprise Attack, and Binary Space

ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity

Realmz Escape Room, Nostalgia Box, and Isaac Turner Design.

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!


Panels, Auslan Interpreter Tour, and a Festival Expansion!

We still have so many exciting announcements for you, so today we’re packing a few into one post. As a quick run down before you get into the full post:

  1. The festival is expanding across three locations this year
  2. The full lineup of our Talks and Panels are listed below, and
  3. Auslan Interpreters will be available at the Panels AND a Auslan Interpreter-supported tour will take place for members of the Deaf community.

Now on to the full details! We are pleased to let you know that this year…

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The Festival will be run across the Perth Town Hall, the City of Perth Library, AND the Cathedral Square Precinct!


Perth Games Festival 2016: Featuring Games in the Perth Town Hall, Talks in the City of Perth Library (Auditorium),plus VR Alley and the Chiptunes & Chill space in Cathedral Square. Come Join us 10am-5pm, Saturday Oct 1st!
Yes we have so many great things to show you, that we’re taking over the whole area! Here are the key details you need to know your way around:

In Perth Town Hall you will find

  • The Welcome desk and beginning of the Badge Quest
  • A huge selection of games on both floors,
  • The Mature games will be in a seperate room,

In the Auditorium of the City of Perth Library there will be:

  • Panels and Talks throughout the day (more details below),
  • Auslan Interpreters (for all panels and talks)

And in Cathedral Square you will come across:

  • Virtual Reality games and experiences,
  • Pervasive (live-action) games throughout the day,
  • Live chiptunes music and a pleasant space to rest.


Next up, here is everything you need to know about the Talks and Panels for the Perth Games Festival! We are absolutely delight to announce that thanks to the support of our Talks Sponsor Health Engine



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The full Talks and Panel schedule is now available below, and Auslan Interpreters will be present at them all!


The full Talks listing is as follows:


10:15AM – 11:15AM

Hien Pham, Ben White & Emily Smith

Dungeons and Dragons is perhaps the most well known role-playing game system, but what else is out there? This panel highlights niche and unique cooperative story-telling systems, as well as alternative RPGs for newcomers and veterans alike.

11:30AM – 12:00PM

Pixel Sift’s weekly podcast, but live and in the flesh. Join Gianni, Mitch and Scott as they talk about the games that matter to you and the people who make them.

12:15PM – 1:15PM

Oscar Brittain, Megan Campbell, Ben Chandler, Matt Dyet & Dr Kate Raynes-Goldie
It has never been easier to get started making games, but with so many resources, where do you begin? Our panelists will share their experiences of getting into game development, along with advice for aspiring developers. Whether you’ve played games your entire life, or are just getting started, there is no reason to stop you from making them too!

1:30PM – 2:30PM

Wesley Lamont & Liam Hunt
What grabs a player and retains their engagement? Join local game designers to look at some modern games and the logic to best entertain the audience. Great for aspiring game-makers and students!

2:45PM – 3:45PM

Lisa Rye, Matt Dyet & Brendan Ragan
On January 11th at 50 minutes past midnight – Western Australia’s first Steam Greenlight title was released to the general public. Today Stirfire is working on two games – both for release next year. What’s the “Stirfire Method”? How has it changed since Freedom Fall? What highs and lows occurred in between and how did they shape the studio?

And last, but by no means least, we will also be hosting a new initiative this year that we are super keen to let you know about. In 2016 the Perth Games Festival will be including an:


Auslan Interpreter-supported tour of the Festival, for members of the Deaf Community.


Join a festival volunteer for a short tour around the event, where you can chat with the exhibitors and get your questions answered. This walkthrough is made possible with the assistance of an Interpreter from the WA Deaf Society. Spaces for this tour are limited, so bookings are essential. If we experience significant demand for tickets, we will look towards adding an additional tour! If you are only interested in attending the general festival and panels, tickets are not required.

When: Starting 4pm

Beginning at the entrance of the Perth Town Hall

Free! (However places are limited)

Tickets: Tickets for the tour can be booked via Eventbrite

Please Note: This tour is for people who are Deaf or Hearing Impaired, and their families, to assist them in getting the most out the Perth Games Festival. Attendees who do not require Auslan Interpreter are requested not to book tickets for this tour, but can of course explore the festival at their own pace.

If you have any questions, please contact our Festival Coordinator

And of course, we would like to once again thank our other excellent sponsors:

PAX AusSurprise Attack, and Binary Space

ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity

Realmz Escape Room, Nostalgia Box, and Isaac Turner Design.

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

Introducing our Platinum Sponsor, Murdoch University!

It’s not long until the 2016 Perth Games Festival hits, so without further ado we would like to introduce you to the epic, the wonderful, the excellent Platinum Sponsor for the event – Murdoch University. Their staff and students are always enthusiastic about getting involved with the local games community, and we are excited to have them join us again this year. In fact, not only are they backing the festival, their students will once again be showcasing the great games they have been working on this year!

So THANK YOU Murdoch University, for supporting the games community of Western Australia, and training the next generation of game-makers!

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So Murdoch does have to say about their games courses?

The Games Art and Design course at Murdoch University takes you through the entire game development journey, from ideas and concepts through to prototypes, mods, and finished games. Exploring the full art and design pipeline, you’ll look at concept art, character and environment design, 3D modelling, animation and rigging, level design, game engine integration, game studies and critique, and the playtesting methods you’ll need to make sure your games deliver a stunning experience.

For those looking to take their games to the next level, Murdoch’s Graduate Diploma in Games and Apps Production focusses on launching a game into the market. You’ll build entrepreneurial skills in business management and marketing, as well as the specific development best-practices to execute market-driven games and launch them globally.

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And of course, we would like to once again thank our other excellent sponsors:

ShowGizmoHealthEnginePAX AusSurprise Attack, and Binary Space

ScitechFire Tech Camp Australia, and Autodesk

Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity

Realmz Escape Room, Nostalgia Box, and Isaac Turner Design.


Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

More wonderful sponsors join the 2016 Festival!

Say hello to our new sponsors! As we have mentioned previously, the Perth Games Festival remains a free event thanks to the support of local businesses. So please join us in saying “Thank You!” to the businesses who make the Perth Games Festival possible 💕



The crew from PAX Aus have jumped in to join the game aficionados of Western Australia as a Gold Sponsor of the Perth Games Festival. There will also be opportunities to get your hands on some PAX passes as prizes on the day, so stay tuned for more details on that!



PAX AUS  is a festival for gamers to celebrate gaming culture. No matter your game, there is something for everyone at Australia’s largest gaming festival.

PAX Aus will be taking place Nov 4-6 in Melbourne. Local developer Jacob Janerka and his game Paradigm will also be on show at the event, as part of the Australian Indie Showcase. It’s worth the trip, so be sure to check it out!




Thanks to, we are pleased to announce that all panels at the 2016 Festival will include Auslan Interpreters, to ensure that their content is accessible to all gamers. is a site that connect patients and practitioners with healthcare professionals, and we greatly appreciate their eagerness to ensure Perth’s Deaf community can connect with local game developers!


Health Engine is Australia’s #1 online health destination listing more than 70,000 practices, and attracting over 750,000 unique website visits every month. Each month, we help hundreds of thousands of patients find and book health appointments online. By leveraging the power of internet and technology we are improving the way patients navigate the complex health system and deliver better healthcare experiences for all.



The Perth Games Festival has partnered with ShowGizmo to ensure that you have everything you need for the event, right in the palm of your hand. Stay tuned for our upcoming announcement on how you can use it to maximum gaming time, get ahead in the badge quest, and win some awesome prizes.

ShowGizmo - Event AppShowGizmo‘s Event App Platform brings all your content together for your events, conferences and meetings. Now all your event participants can plan their event participation with immediate access to Sessions, Schedules, Speakers and ALL event Content before, during and even after an event 24/7. Our CMS will gives event organisers and marketers real-time event data and engagement analytics to not only leverage your current event but every event you do. Get even more in-depth attendee engagement with in-session Q&A, Live Polling, Live Surveys. Mobile Notifications. You’ll benefit with ShowGizmo‘s world class training, event support service and app representative on the ground. Get the ShowGizmoEvent App and CMS for your event.



Surprise Attack are back again, and this time they are going to be helping you get your hands on some remarkable Australian games from other states. These folks know great games, so we are glad to have them on board.

Surprise AttackSurprise Attack Consulting is a games and technology specialist PR and marketing agency, led by industry veterans and staffed exclusively by gamers and technology enthusiasts. They work with video game publishers and technology companies to promote their products and services in the Australian and New Zealand markets. If you want to reach the gamer audience with your brand or product then Surprise Attack would love to talk to you too.


And of course, we would like to once again thank our other sponsors Binary Space, Pale Blue Dot Games, Sentient Computing, and Unity.

Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!


Announcing the first sponsors of the 2016 Festival!

It’s not long to go until the Perth Games Festival hits, giving you the chance to play tons of locally made games for free! But how does such a big event happen, and all for free no less?! Well, it is in no small part thanks to the contribution of our sponsors; local folks and businesses who step up to support the creative game-making community of Western Australia.

So take a moment with us to give some love to the businesses who have joined us to make the Perth Games Festival possible 💖

First up, a big thank you to local game-makers Binary Space.
They were super quick to raise their hand, to return as a Gold Sponsor again in 2016:

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Binary Space is an indie game developer, developing the games Class 3 Outbreak and Zombie Outbreak Simulator, which feature a zombie apocalypse played out in real locations on maps. The web versions of these games have been played over 4 million times since they were first released in 2009 to 2011. The iOS and Android versions of Zombie Outbreak Simulator released in 2012 and 2014 have been downloaded by over 1 million people!

This year we have also had a number businesses joining us as Silver Sponsors, and we greatly appreciate their support. These folks are just as excited as we are to show off what the WA community has to offer, so give them some love!

There is local studio Pale Blue Dot Games, who have stepped up to assist their fellow game-makers…

Pale Blue Dot Games - Silver Sponsor


Pale Blue Dot Games is all about creating fun mobile games that can educate, raise awareness and support various causes to make our little dot in the universe a better place.  Pale Blue DotGames released their first game, Lumber Larry, free to play on the Appstore in January this year to shed light on global environmental issues. Work is now underway on their second release, Blocky Roll, a fun platforming-puzzler with a central theme of education.  Blocky Roll will raise money to build schools and bring the opportunity of education to children all of the world.


Local software developers and virtual reality aficionados Sentient have returned once again to show off what WA has to offer…

Sentient Computing is a Perth-based software development company that brings the power of 3D game engines and virtual reality to business applications and training. Their small, passionate and experienced team of developers and 3D artists are also avid gamers and members of the Perth game development community. Sentient are enthusiastic to support our local talent and are excited to see the games coming out of Perth.

And Unity, the well-known purveyor of a most excellent game engine, have joined us support local developers…

Unity LogoYou can create any 2D or 3D game with Unity. You can make it with ease, you can make it highly-optimized and beautiful, and you can deploy it with a click to more platforms than you have fingers and toes. What’s more, you can useUnity’s integrated services to speed up your development process, optimize your game, connect with an audience, and achieve success.



Without the contribution of these sponsors, the Perth Games Festival just would not be possible, so we mean it when we say THANK YOU!

Join the Team as a Festival Volunteer!

The Perth Games Festival is about coming together to enjoy great locally made games. This volunteer-run event simply could not happen without awesome folks lending a hand to make sure it all runs smoothly. So this is our official call…

The 2016 Festival is looking for wonderful volunteers (such as yourself) to join us and assist on the day!


What does volunteering involve?

Assisting on the day (October 1st) can range from helping set up booths for developers, to welcoming attendees to event, ensuring panelists are prepped and ready, to directing folks around the venue. We don’t expect everyone to be available for the entire day – we want you to get to play games too! So the day is split up into two shifts of morning and afternoon, and there will be a range of jobs to do throughout the day.

As thanks for your hard work on the day, Volunteers will be provided with lunch, receive an exclusive achievement badge, are invited to the Festival after party, and of course will receive the adoration of the Festival Committee. We are also working on some other bonuses, but we shall let you know of those closer to the day.


How do I sign up?

→ Simply complete the Volunteer Sign Up Form!

It is our job to make sure that you are well looked after, fed, rested and have every opportunity to also enjoy the day. So if you have any questions, email us and we shall assist!

We look forward to seeing you at the Perth Games Festival~

Sponsor the 2016 Perth Games Festival!

Quick, simple and to the point, the Perth Games Festival is now seeking sponsorship!

Last year over 2600 people walked through the doors of the Perth Town Hall to play locally made games, and learn how they can make their own. The festival is a volunteer-run event, and part of what makes it so great is that it’s the result of the community coming together to share local works, and support our growing creative industry. The support of local businesses helps all this happen, so come join us to show what Western Australia has to offer!

What do you get out of being a Sponsor?Sponsorship2016_Preview

In addition to that warm fuzzy feeling you get from supporting local creatives, sponsoring the festival has a range of benefits. Depending upon your sponsorship tier you could get yourself a naming-share of the event, direct association with the talks stream, logo placement on our sites and marketing material, or even a half page advertisement in our event programme!

There are of course many other rewards to being a sponsor, so if you’re interested…

Here’s what you need to know:

For all the details on the Sponsorship tiers, check out our 2016 Prospectus!

To apply simply fill out a Sponsorship Agreement Form and we will be in contact with you shortly.

Alternatively, contact our Festival Coordinator Jess directly via if you would like to have a chat first.

We hope you can join us for the 2016 Perth Games Festival!

Exhibitor Applications now open: Show your game at the 2016 Festival

Are you a game-maker based in Western Australia? Whether you are a student or studio, indie developer or hobbyist, the Perth Games Festival is all about showcasing locally-made games! This means games for computers and consoles, mobiles and tablets, tabletop and card games, VR experiences, pervasive games and even arcade machines. Come join us on October 1st, and show off your games to thousands of people!


How to Apply:

→ Simply fill in the online Exhibitor Application form here!

That’s it! Once your application has been received, we will get back to you shortly to confirm your place at the event. Following this, you just need to send us x3 Screenshots of your game by Sept 7th, and payment is required by Sept 23rd. If you have any questions, our Exhibit Manager Cassie will be happy to assist.

(Note: All Australian developers are welcome to apply, however priority will be given to WA game-makers)

So what do you get when you showcase at the Perth Games Festival? Well there are two types of tables available, as well as option add-ons. These are the…


Exhibitors at PGF 2014STANDARD TABLE ($75)

  • 1.8m trestle table with exhibition tablecloth
  • 2 chairs
  • Access to Power (for 2 devices)
  • Game featured in the PGF programme & website
  • Game featured as part of a Let’s Make Games news blog post


PREMIUM TABLE ($225) *Limited Number Available*feature_gf2014_09

  • Prime booth position
  • 2 partitions for booth backing (for marketing)
  • Priority placement in games listings (programme & website)
  • Inclusion in the Festival ‘Badge Quest’, with feature in the quest section of the Programme
  • 100 Promotional Achievement Quest Badges (25mm) featuring imagery from your Main Game.
  • 1.8m trestle table with exhibition tablecloth
  • 2 chairs
  • Access to Power (for 2 devices)
  • Game featured in the PGF programme & website
  • Game featured as part of a Let’s Make Games news blog post

ADD ONs [More Information Available in the Application]

  • Public Liability Insurance
  • Equipment Test & Tag
  • Lunch
  • Achievement Badges


Assistance Packages

If you are a game developer from regional Western Australia, or otherwise require financial support, please let us know. Let’s Make Games is a community organisation focussed on supporting Western Australian developers; we want all WA game-makers to have the opportunity to share their work with the public, and we understand that not everyone can afford the full fees and insurance costs associated with exhibiting. To find out more, email our Exhibit Manager, and we will do what we can to help you get to the festival.

Closing Date:

Applications close September 7th. We understand that this is a relatively short timeline, so if you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We want your game at the festival, so rest assured we will do all we can to get you there!