Published on September 26th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

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.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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