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 25th of April to the 1st of May, 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 2022!

Submissions are now open for individual nominations for the pavs awards 2022. You have until the 5th of March to nominate someone who you feel deserves to be recognized for their contributions to the New Zealand games industry.

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coming soon...

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