Thank you everyone!

That was a wonderful GO423 thanks to everyone who came along an showed off their beauty games or ran a workshop or mentored like fury in the Emerging Developer’s Room … It was so wonderful to see everyone – <3 the Brisbane game dev community!

Especial thanks go to Dan Vogt and the brave noble teams who risked reputation in the grand Loot Crate Battle.

And the biggest hug to Liz Ballantyne who was the energy and support for so much this year!

Some of my usual rubbish photos from the day …..

GO423 2021

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

What’s in the exhibition? Check out the Mosquito Foyer – aka Analog Alley

As always, we love our board and tabletop games at #GO423. Not only do we have the ever astounding Half Monster Games running a ‘Make your own board game‘ workshop but that same team will be showing off Xenohunters in the Mosquito Foyer!

We also have a card game from Mirror Forge and a tile game from Daniel Galbraith! Martin Wallace reckons he is just going to come and hang this year but who knows what he might bring along.

Come and play the games and chat with our awesome game makers.

More information about attending GO423 via the Brisbane Powerhouse page

Brisbane Powerhouse Mosquito Foyer

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

GO423 – Emerging developer room

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: 11am – 1pm

Mentor session 2: 3pm – 5pm

An update on the Emerging Developer’s room is that our adored hosting venue has relaxed the registration requirements and told us folks can just rock up – aim for either a morning or afternoon session and our lovely volunteers will be on hand to help … I think it was a decision made because there are lots of lovely games to go and play while folks are waiting!

GO423 2019 – Turbine platform with Zed Games running the hot seat on stage and a glimpse of the Emerging Dev room up on the mezzanine level. Photo by Iain Anderson @funwithstuff

What else is happening at GO423?

GO423 2021 – date claimer

GO423 2021 will (hopefully and all things Covid willing of course) be taking place on Saturday November 13th at our always wonderful venue – the Brisbane Powerhouse!

GO423 banner

GO423 2021 will feature some wonderful locally made games in the exhibition – as usual we have a mix of PC, console, mobile and analogue. Come and join us to play the games and chat with the amazing devs who made them.

2021 will also see the return of our popular workshops, the emerging developers room and our very favorite Loot Crate Debate.

Watch this space for updates

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

GO423 2021- Call for games

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LATEST UPDATE: AND YET ANOTHER DATE CHANGE

Due to circumstances (and hopefully a better option) AND of course subject to the sudden shifts of these days, we have had to postpone the festival. At the moment we are hoping for a spring date and have booked Saturday November 13 at the Brisbane Powerhouse

Fingers crossed – meanwhile stay safe everyone and keep making those games!

Call for EOI* – As usual, we hope to display a range of games made locally in the GO423 exhibition at the Brisbane Powerhouse. Do you have a game to show off?

We love to see:

Completed games – published and already out there
Works in progress – ready to play test or pre-release
Play experiments – something you have made that explores the possibilities of the medium

And all things in between! Digital and Analog formats are welcome.

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This EOI will now stay open until at least September!

*Please note:. The GO423 Exhibition is a BYO equipment event. This is an expression of interest only, space is limited and these are precarious times. Please give us enough information so we can consider your game and ensure a valid contact email in case we need to get in touch.

Emerging Developer Room @ #GO423

Are you an emerging developer, game design student, or solo dev who would love to chat with an industry mentor?* Are you in need of headshots for your work, but unable to afford it?* Do you have a portfolio or resume, but you have no idea whether it would get you work in the industry?

Are you an emerging developer, game design student, or solo dev who would love to chat with an industry mentor?* Are you in need of headshots for your work, but unable to afford it?* 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 grab a headshot for your social media and future speaking engagements all in one place!

Mentor session 1: 11am – 1pm
Mentor session 2: 3pm – 5pm
Headshots available: 1pm – 5pm

What to bring:* Your resume, CV, portfolio, game design documents, or anything you’d like to chat with these mentors about.* Your pre-prepared questions, so you can make sure you’re getting exactly the information you’re looking for.
No registration required!

Hosted by Queerly Represent Me

GO423 grand finale: Loot Crate Debate

Join our local industry veterans John Passfield and Dan Vogt as they host a panel of local developers and a “Lucky Dip Debate’ which invites the panelists to take turns drawing a topic from the loot crate and gives them 2 minutes to argue about it in a quick-fire debate session!

5.00 – 6.00pm on the Turbine Platform at #GO423

Feat. guest panelists:

Raven Stark, Jeff Van Dyck, Mel Taylor, Lee May, Wren Brier and Jack Crinji
… And of course, your hosts Dan and John!

GO423 2019 Celebrating Damsel: Cause Distress!

A very special invite. Damsel will be on show in the #GO423 exhibition and will be celebrated super warmly as our special networking event heroine at the end of the day!

Damsel was always going to be a change for Screwtape Studios as our development prior had been on Mobile Games. We as developers always aspired to create something bigger.The game began production almost 5 years ago and we wouldn’t be here today without the hard work and support of so many people. From the talented people who came on board our small team to help bring Damsel to life, to the Brisbane Game Dev community, that has always been a massive source of support and inspiration, to Screen Queensland who funded the final development period. Damsel started in a hotel room at Melbourne Games week 5 years ago with only 2 people and is now finally released on Xbox One and Switch. When we began, we didn’t know what a wild ride it would be, from learning how to put a team together, to finding new ways to fund the game, not all of which worked out smoothly. We found our way however and couldn’t be happier to celebrate with the Brisbane Game Dev community the release of Damsel on console at GO423. So please join us for a drink and a celebration of hard work and community!

Tabletop at #GO423 2019

GO423 tabletop Update: August 10 chez The Brisbane Powerhouse

In keeping with our tradition of showcasing the full range of game making in Brisbane, we are super proud to be hosting some tabletop / analog games in the exhibition and to feature a game demo and workshop by our own Martin Wallace!

Martin Wallace is a professional board game designer with over twenty five years experience in the industry. He has over eighty games to his name and has won multiple awards. His best known designs are Brass, Discworld Ankh Morpork and Steam.

Come and enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to see a play test of one of Martin’s tabletop / cross over games. Martin will be demo-ing a WIP demo of a title that has unique connection to some of Brisbane’s game dev history in the morning – look for this in the Mosquito Foyer from 10.00am

We also have the extraordinary Halfmonster Games who will be presenting their wonderful One Shot Western during the day in the main foyer

Physical Digital are bringing The Prisoner’s Dilemma for your pleasure …

… and we have a Board Game Design workshop with Martin Wallace in the afternoon from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Registration for this via the Brisbane Powerhouse GO423 page