NZ Game Festival Events

nz games festival is aotearoa’s own vibrant and inclusive international celebration of gaming, for developers, gamers, and families of all ages. The 2024 festival runs from Friday 28th June - Sunday 7th July.
Check out the following events hosted as part of the week long festival ang get your tickets now!

Treat 'n' Greet

Play by Play is thrilled to be bringing back Treat & Greet! A non-alcoholic networking event with a tasty twist, the goal of Treat & Greet is to provide Play by Play attendees with a fun, safe, and delicious environment to make new friends and catch up with old ones.

If you’ve ever been at a networking event and thought “this is great but there really aren’t enough waffles here” then Treat & Greet might just be your kind of night.

Event Dates and Times
Date: Thursday 4th July
Time: 6:30pm – 10pm

Ticket Prices
Included with your festival ticket!

Joypad 2024

NZ Games Festival is proud to host JOYPAD, celebrating the overlap of the LGBTQIA+ community and gaming. JOYPAD is a casual social evening in The Library’s Games Room, featuring nibbles, like-minded LGBTQIA+ gamers and a massive Jackbox party game lineup.

Event Dates and Times
Date: Wednesday 3rd July
Time: 6pm – 9:30pm

Ticket Prices
Free!
Registration required

PB and Jam

This 48 hour game jam will see crews both big and small assembling quickfire games that show their unique take on a hidden theme. There are no barriers to entry, newcomers and veterans alike are welcome to take part and make something short and sweet to kick off the festival!

Event Dates and Times
Start Date: Friday 28th June
Start Time: 6pm

End Date: Sunday 30th June
End Time: 6pm

Ticket Prices
Free!
Registration required