Game Masters Events Program

Concept Art, Brutal Legend, 2009, Double Fine Productions
Concept Art, Brutal Legend, 2009, Double Fine Productions

Explore the world of games beyond the screen through this series of dynamic workshops, panels, forums and late night entertainment.

Presented in conjunction with the Game Masters exhibition, these engaging events offer a unique opportunity to connect with the masters of the games industry, alongside industry specialists, musicians, artists and academics.



Indie Game: The Movie

Four developers, three games and one ultimate goal - to express oneself through a videogame.

Ecstasy of Order: The Tetris Masters

A feature length doco that captures the greatest world record Tetris players as they prepare for the Tetris World Championship.

Game Masters' Choice

The Game Masters select the films that inspired and fuelled their artistic visions.

Talks & Live Events

In Conversation with Tim Schafer

Join the designer of the global cult hit 'Grim Fandango' for an intimate evening of conversation.

In Conversation with Warren Spector

Join Warren Spector, a master of role playing game design, as he explores the ideas that have changed the industry.

Game Masters: The Forum

A world-class panel of local and international experts will explore the intersection between videogames and the broader cultural industry.

Freeplay Independent Games Festival - Developer Program

The Freeplay Developer Program looks at the point where the art and the business of independent game development meet.

An Evening with Robin Hunicke

A live gameplay event in which the indie video game producer will share her insights into the acclaimed video game 'Journey'.

An Evening with Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Spend an intimate evening with Mizuguchi as he explores his pioneering application of music and visuals through live gameplay.

Game Collector's Roadshow

A special event for anyone who has a passion for playing, collecting or learning about cool retro video games.

Late Bit

Come for the exhibition, stay up for Late Bit - on the last Thursday of every month during Game Masters.

Game Masters Curator Talks

Come behind the scenes and hear first hand from the ACMI curators what it took to create this amazing exhibition.


ACMI joins forces with Freeplay to bring you Re:Play, a series of events about videogames and everything else.

Creative Workshops

Kids in the Studio

Star in your very own video game adventure and explore amazing new digital worlds.

Make a Movie: Games on Frames

A three day hands-on creative and technical filmmaking workshop for 9 to 12 year-olds.

Chiptune Workshop

Work with some of Melbourne's hottest Chiptune artists to create your own Chiptune soundtrack!

Girls in Games

A dynamic panel forum session with leading female industry professionals.

Kids in the Studio: Disney Epic Mickey 2

Come and play 'Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two' on PS3 these school holidays.

Open Studio: Make a Game in a Weekend with the Voxel Agents

Award-winning Melbourne game developers the Voxel Agents will create a game from beginning to end, in just one weekend!

Build Your Own Mobile Game App

Ever wanted to make your own mobile game app?

Meet Tetsuya Mizuguchi

Don't miss this opportunity to hear from game design legend Tetsuya Mizuguchi ('Rez', 'Child of Eden').

Make a Movie: It's a Good Game

A three-day hands-on creative and technical filmmaking workshop for 9-12 year-olds.

Reformat the Planet

A vibrant documentary exploring chip music, an exciting underground scene centred on creating new music using videogame hardware.

Chiptune Workshop

Work with some of Melbourne's hottest Chiptune artists to create your own Chiptune soundtrack!

Remix to the Max

Join our featured Experimenta artist Tristan Jalleh and experience the unique opportunity to learn from a master of remix.

How Games Collectives Work

Are you an emerging games designer? Are you interested in understanding the way in which Games Collectives work?

Games: A Family Affair

An action-packed day for the whole family to explore the world of videogames.

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