kia ora!

we're so happy to see you!

Welcome to the NZ Games Festival website – home of all the information you’ll need about the festival, running online for 2022!

NZ Games Festival is a grassroots, not-for-profit festival run by gamers and game developers. We aim to celebrate NZ and Australian games and promote the industry as a tool for social good and old fashioned fun. We’ve got heaps of game-related events – something for everyone, from developers to gamers to kids – check them out!

Our programme incorporates events under the NZGF, Level Up, Play by Play and The Pavs banners - click through the pages in our navigation to learn more about each event banner.

Ka kite anō!

nominate someone for an individual pavs award in 2023!

Submissions are now open for individual nominations for the pavs awards 2023. You have until the 10th of June to nominate someone who you feel deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the New Zealand games industry.


Protecting us from COVID-19 at NZ Games Festival

We excited to have your for the NZ Games Fest! Visit our COVID page to learn more on how we plan to keep you safe during the festivities.