2021 GO423

Presented by The Brisbane International Game Developers Association (brIGDA) in partnership with Brisbane Powerhouse.

The 2021 GO423 was a wonderful day – find some photos here

GO423 banner

Our annual GO423 festival is a chance to discover the rich creativity of the local game-making industry: With some of the world’s most played games coming out of Brisbane and South East Queensland, the local game-making industry is an important part of our community. This one-day event will allow you to get involved with hands-on workshops, play locally made games, chat with developers, and discover more about the folks who are leading this important creative industry.

GO423 is proudly supported by the Queensland Government through Screen Queensland’s Screen Culture Funding program.

Join us at the Brisbane Powerhouse on Saturday 13 November

What’s on?

The GO423 Exhibition presents 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 – 5.00pm.

A 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. 

Game dev Hot Seat presented by local 4ZZZ radio show Zed Games.

Are you an emerging developer, game design student, or solo dev who would love to chat with an industry mentor? 

Do you have a portfolio or resume, but you have no idea whether it would get you work in the industry? Come along to the Emerging Developer Room to meet some of our local experienced game developers, receive answers to your questions, and meet some of our awesome Queensland game makers.

Mentor session 1: 11.00 – 1.00pm
Mentor session 2: 3.00 – 5.00pm

Update: The emerging developer room is an informal drop-in session. There is no formal registration required

Workshop 1 Gameloft Creative Kids Workshop

Join us in the Graffiti Room for creative hands-on activities created by Gameloft Artists especially for children and families. Create your own personalised art for games and meet the artists behind The Oregon Trail available on Apple Arcade. 

Registration via Brisbane Powerhouse

Workshop 2: How to Make Your Own Boardgame workshop 1.30-4.30pm

Join Jack and Maz from Half-Monster Games in a crafty session where you’ll learn to create your very own board game! Whether by yourself, with friends, or as a family, we’ll show you everything you need to know to get a rough draft of a fun idea together that you can play right away! 
3 hours. Suitable for all ages.

Registration via Brisbane Powerhouse

Join us for the day’s closing act; The Loot Crate Battle! 5.00 – 6.00p

Two teams of local industry legends will compete in a game of skill, trivia and loud arguing. They’re not competing for prizes – only your love – so come cheer them on!

Brisbane Powerhouse event and ticketing information: We take the safety of our patrons, staff and artists seriously.

A COVID Safe Plan is in place for Brisbane Powerhouse.

For contact tracing purposes, we are using the Check In Qld app. 

For a seamless entry on the night, we recommend downloading the Check In Qld app prior to your arrival. 

If you are displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or are feeling unwell, please stay home. 

Detailed information regarding your safe experience and conditions of entry can be found here.

If you have any questions about the Brisbane Powerhouse Covid Safe Plan, please contact Box Office on 07 3358 8600.

Please note: Brisbane Powerhouse will be introducing managed parking in mid-2021. For more information, please click here.