Play by Play 2020

23-25 Apr 2020

TE PAPA, Te Papa Cable Street, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand Map

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Kia ora!

Wellington's favourite offbeat game development conference is back for our fifth year! Play by Play is a New Zealand games conference with a difference, where we aim to provide attendees with a curated smorgasbord of eclectic content, bespoke knowledge and oft unexplored realms of our craft.

Since our inception in 2016, we’ve grown exponentially, proving that there’s a vibrant community of gamers, enthusiasts and curious folk in the play sphere. Further to our flagship conference, we host networking events and professional development workshops for industry players.

This year, we invite you to learn and share with us as we explore our theme for 2020: Bigger than we know.

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Booking details

What’s this booking for?

24 Apr 9:00am - 25 Apr 11:30pm 2020

$110.00

Conference | Treat and Greet | The Pavs

Play by Play:
24-25 April 2020 | 09:00 - 16:30
Play by Play will be held at Soundings Theatre, TE PAPA, Cable Street, Wellington.

Treat and Greet:
24 April 2020 | 18:30
Our sweet treat networking event will be held at Prefab, 14 Jessie Street, Te Aro, Wellington. Please bring your conference pass as your admission ticket.

The Pavs:
25 April 2020 | 19:00
The Pav Awards will be held at Courtenay Creative, 49 Courtenay Place
Te Aro, Wellington. Please bring your conference pass as your admission ticket, and take note the awards night's dress code is cocktail attire.
This event is 18+, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

24 Apr 9:00am - 25 Apr 4:30pm 2020

$70.00

Conference | Treat and Greet

For our student friends on a tight budget, this discounted ticket includes access to the Play by Play Conference and the Treat & Greet networking evening!

This ticket doesn't include access to The Pavs due to venue size limits, but you're welcome to purchase a standalone ticket to that event.

Student ID required when collecting your badge.

25 Apr 2020, 7:00pm-11:30pm

$25.00

Awards Only

The Pavs:
25 April 2020 | 19:00
The Pav Awards will be held at Courtenay Creative. Please bring a photo ID along with a copy of your confirmation email (on your phone is fine!).

Take note the awards night's dress code is cocktail attire.

This event is 18+, and anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

24 Apr 9:00am - 25 Apr 11:30pm 2020

$125.00

Support the Fair Play Programme

By purchasing this ticket, the NZ Games Festival team will have one more free-of-charge place available for our accessibility program, Fair Play. An underrepresented, under-resourced developer will be able to attend thanks to your generosity.

Those who purchase these tickets will be listed in 'Thank you Slides', on the Fair Play Webpage and in our emails to Fair Play winners

*Please note that by purchasing this ticket alone you are not purchasing a pass for yourself.

23 Apr 2020, 9:00am-4:30pm

FREE

Looking to Farm some extra XP?

Level up your skills with an extra day of workshops - proudly supported by the lovely folks from Epic Games!

These workshops are exclusively available to All Access Pass holders and are limited to 20 places. You'll need to BYOD on the day.

Professional Workshops
23 April 2020 | 09:00 - 16:30
Professional workshops will be held in the Blue Whale Conference Rooms, Te Papa, Wellington, New Zealand.

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Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$15.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

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Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$10.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

More info

Fri 24 - Sat 25 Apr 2020

$30.00

Receive a voucher for merch with your Play by Play badge, redeemable at the conference info desk.

Prices are in NZD.

Who’s this ticket for?

Additional information

RSVP to The Pavs: NZ Game Awards

Included as part of our All-Access Passes are tickets to New Zealand's Game Awards evening, The Pavs!

As our venue has limited capacity, please let us know if you're planning to show your wonderful face at the event.

PLEASE NOTE: STUDENT PASSES DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO THE PAVS BY DEFAULT - IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND THE PAVS YOU NEED TO PURCHASE THIS SEPARATELY