level up is all about
boosting kiwis' games industry experience

Through our cornerstone Level Up series of educational workshops, Level Up is NZGF's way of introducing you to what we do. Level Up events are all about providing an opportunity for non-industry Kiwis to discover what NZ games are all about or gain new skills to help them towards a career in games.

level up professional workshops

NZ Game festival is keen to help industry professionals, and curious supporters to Level Up through a series of Game related workshops. You can skill up in Concept or toy design for games, worldbuilding in unreal or virtual production in an LED volume.

Hosted this year by Massey University, grab your tickets now!!

kids & teens workshops

We're dedicated to nurturing the game devs of the future.

Level Up and Massey University provide a program of workshops introducing local children to various game development concepts such as programming, narrative design, digital and traditional art, game design and content creation.

We connect with local industry players and invite them to pass their knowledge down to the next generations of game makers.

Level Up events schedule

Wednesday 3rd July

Getting Started with Unreal Engine for ICVFX
9.00am – 1.00pm

Bringing Unreal Engine Scenes to Life on an ICVFX LED Stage
2.00pm – 6.00pm

Saturday 6th July

Creating Stop Motion Animation
9.00am – 5.00pm

Concept Design for Game
9.00am – 5.00pm

Game Jam with Dan (Age 12+)
9.00am – 11.00am

Game Design Using Godot (Age 12+)
9.00am – 1.00pm

Introduction to 2D Animation
(Age 9+)
10.00am – 12.00pm

Using Twine: The Alchemy of Interactive Fiction (Teens)
12.00pm – 2.00pm

Sunday 7th July

Introduction to 3D Game Animation
1.00pm – 5.00pm

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