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 our week-long festival, running 19-25 April, 2021!

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!

submit your game for the pavs awards 2022!

Submissions are now open for entries to the pavs awards 2022. You have until 30th November to get your game in the running to win one or more of our delectable dessert themed awards!


coming soon...

We'll be updating our website as soon as we have more details to share with you. Stay tuned!