Code Breakers: Women in Games
Press play on Code Breakers, the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry.
Whether it’s making commercial hits or indie titles, these women know games!
Step inside to play everything from platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzles. There is something for everyone and at every skill level.
Code Breakers also reveals the human stories behind each game as makers reflect on the sometimes challenging journey they have made in this male-dominated industry.
Manningham Art Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
4 April – 12 May 2018
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Warrnambool, VIC
21 July – 14 Oct 2018
Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, VIC
27 Oct 2018 – 27 Jan 2019
Swan Hill Regional Gallery, Swan Hill, VIC
8 Feb – 24 Mar 2019
East Gippsland Art Gallery, Sale, VIC
4 April – 19 May 2019
Discovery Science and Technology Centre, Bendigo VIC
10 Oct 2019 – 13 Apr 2020
Orange Regional Gallery, NSW
8 Aug – 14 Oct 2020
The Workshops Rail Museum, Ipswich, QLD
24 Oct 2020 – 2 May 2021
Cobb+Co Museum, Toowoomba, QLD
8 May – 8 Aug 2021
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Lilydale, VIC
5 March– 15 May 2022
OTAGO Museum, Dunedin, New Zealand
2 July –30 Oct 2022
MOTAT, Auckland, New Zealand
02 Dec 2022– 26 March 2023
Te Manawa, Palmerston North, New Zealand
15 April – 16 July 2023
Nelson Provincial Museum, Nelson, New Zealand
11 August - 12 November 2023
This exhibition tour has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
- 60–70 running metres / 150–200 sqm
- Features 10 female game makers
- 14 playable games (PC, PS4, iPads, Mac)
- 10 game stations
- 15+ moving image and interactive exhibits
- Includes all exhibition furniture, audio visual equipment, graphics, didactics and label text
In the press
The exhibition raises the visibility of women and their work in a male-dominated field. It breaks preconceptions around games and the people who make them … Touring Code Breakers beyond ACMI compounds the exhibition’s ability to spread these messages to more audiences, and more women and girls especially
Code-Breakers: Women in Games at ACMI celebrates the rise of the geek girls
Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2017
An exhibition celebrating the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women working in videogames.