2018 GO423


Saturday August 18 – Free public program – All Day

Brisbane and South East Queensland has a long and honourable history in the world of game-making.

Some of the world’s most played games have come out of our city and the local game-making industry is vibrant with a large number of passionate creative studios making interactive entertainment.

The Brisbane International Game Developers Association is proud to present a one-day event celebrating our local game-making sector. Come and play some of our games, join a hands-on workshop, and meet the local game making community in our series of panels and talks.

GO423 2018 News

This page is now an archive of the 2018 event – Thank you to all who took part and made this a great day! Extra thanks to our wonderful sponsors, Screen Queensland who made it all possible – and to the Brisbane Powerhouse who once again let us use their wonderful venue.

You can catch up on the event here and on our Facebook page – see you all next year!

Media Round Up

Brisbane Bytes September Issue – GO423 Games Exhibition Recap with photos by Iain Anderson (Fun with Stuff) who also made this wonderful video:

Jack from Zed Games made us a nice video


More photos from Iain Anderson:

GO423 (Game On) 2018

Some happy snaps from the day

GO423 2018


This year we will be hosting over 20 locally made games – all presented by their creators and studios. From VR to table-top, PC and console, and mobile. Come and play. The exhibition is open all day from 10.00am – 5.30pm.

Who is in the exhibition?

Game Dev Hot Seat

Game Dev Hot Seat will be running on-stage throughout the day. Get to know the people who make the games as they share their stories, ideas and ambitions and dive into the process of game development. Presented by gaming radio show Zed Games.


We are very pleased to announce that Martin Wallace will be giving a Card Game Design Workshop:

Come along a design your own card game. Blank card decks will be available free of charge for you to create your own, original card game design. Suitable for all ages. Registrations for this workshop will be via The Brisbane Powerhouse GO423 event page (Now Open).

Martin will also be running play testing sessions for a game in process and has kindly offered to provide mentoring sessions for folks who are in the middle of designing their own table-top games.

GO423 grand finale: For the love of making games …. Emerging Games

Turbine Platform
From 6.00pm – 7.00pm

John Passfield and Dan Vogt present: Evolving Games – a panel compered by Lee May (Defiant Development) featuring Raven Stark (Disparity Games), Resa Liputra (Kiseki Games), Deb Polson (QUT School of Design), Nathan Corporal (QUT HUB) and Cheryl Vance (Prideful Sloth).

John and Dan – veterans in the games industry themselves – have gathered a panel of local game makers with experience in mobile games, console games, VR works and commercial and applied game dev spaces. They all have some interesting stories to tell about their personal journeys and will be discussing some of the changes they have seen in the game industry and the games we make as well as reflecting on where game development may be heading int the future.

Watch this space for more details and do the liking of our Facebook page for updates.

GO423 is proudly supported by Screen Queensland and the Queensland Government.