Melbourne International Games Week Hits Steam
The Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) is once again finding new and better ways to bring games to everyone. From today onwards until 4 October 2022, the MIGW Steam Festival is back for a second year running.
There will be a selection of panel discussions, presentations and concerts featuring some prominent Victorian game developers such as League of Geeks (Armello), Massive Monster (Cult of the Lamb) and Samurai Punk (The American Dream).
Even more impressive is the number of developers and games that will participate in this year’s MIGW Steam Festival. More than 80 developers from Victoria will either be making their games available as demos or offering discounts over the next four days.
There are already several games that have caught my eye that I am particularly keen on checking out:
Broken Roads – an RPG that is set in a post-apocalyptic Australia and looking to have players make some tough, morally challenging decisions.
Completely Stretchy and Uncomfortably Sticky – a bizarrely cartoonish and cute looking game where players swing about like Spideman but using extendable limbs.
Falling Frontier – a RTS with a strong focus on reconnaissance and logistics but also with some hardcore, tactical combat.
Kardboard Kings: Card Shop Simulator – it is like my teenage nerd dream come true, owning and managing my own card game shop.
Mars First Logistics – putting design and engineering skills to the test by building rovers to transport cargo across the surface of Mars
Miska – wander through a national park in Australia, going on hikes, doing tasks to restore the environment and dressing up your campervan
Vactics – build mechs (already win from me!) to engage in tactical, chess-like combat.
The MIGW Steam Festival is running from now until Tuesday, 4 October 2022, and the link is here: https://store.steampowered.com/sale/migw2022
Melbourne International Games Week’s Steam festival is back for its second year
Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) today announced it’s giving games enthusiasts around the world premiere access to the second annual Steam festival running from Thursday 29 September 10am PDT (Friday 30 September 3am AEST) to Monday 3 October 10am PDT (Tuesday 4 October 4am AEDT).
The MIGW Steam festival will feature a selection of panel discussions, game presentations and concerts with popular video game development industry talent, including Samurai Punk, Cactus Jam, Massive Monster and League of Geeks.
The festival will also showcase over 80 Victorian developers and their games over four days, offering demos and discounts on certain products.
Last year’s festival had over one million unique visitors, 36 games exhibited and 15 playable demos, all of which were developed in Victoria. Over 2.1 million viewers watched over 15 hours of curated content over the four days, watching a cumulative total of over 146,997 hours.
Minister for Creative Industries Steve Dimopoulos said, “Melbourne International Games Week attracts games leaders from across the globe and showcases the city as a key destination for the industry.
“We’re backing the return of Steam festival with an even bigger program in 2022, featuring more than 80 of our talented local developers and their games and supporting the businesses that make them.”
Now in its eighth year, MIGW is the biggest games event in Asia-Pacific and a fixture on the global calendar, connecting games, technology, and culture, with a broad program for industry, educators, and games enthusiasts alike. The MIGW Steam Festival aims to showcase the incredible games developed by Victorian developers, as well as content from key industry bodies for the rest of the world to explore.