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Queensland Games Festival 2023

The Queensland Games Festival (formally known as Game On/GO 423) is the biggest celebration of games made right here, in sunny Queensland. Held on the 22nd of July at the Brisbane Powerhouse, this year Zed Games got to witness more games, more developers, more teams, and more interest in this wonderful event.

Our role? To host the Game Dev Hot Seat throughout the day, interviewing devs live on stage so that they may tell us all about their projects. With a massive variety of games, from narrative to first person shooters, to VR games to board games, and games that blend the borders between them all, at this year’s Queensland Games Festival we got to see it all! And after a long day of gaming, it was a tonne of fun to wrap up with an End Game session, with notable figures in the games industry duking it out against the game-master (with a bit of help from the audience!).

On top of that there were also a number of workshops, and discussions, such as the Emerging Developers Room, for those taking their first steps into the industry, and Gameloft Creative Kids, where children had the chance to meet the artists behind My Little Pony, and create some art of their own.

Missed out? Want to know what was shown? Got there and had so much fun and want to check out the games? Here you go:

Sea of Survivors by Nah Yeah Games

Verbal Void by EnderLost Studios

Crash Course Builder by Wombat Brawler

Go-Go Town by Prideful Sloth

Sumorbit by Tournameta

Frogreign by Arkanpixel

Fire Noodle Eating Champs by Jason Tam

Knight by Mark Baker

Isle of Feathers by Daniel and Juno


My Little Pony: Mane Merge by Gameloft

Bears In Space! by Broadside Games

AND Metal Evil, Halloween Cat-tastrophe, On Point VR, Maiwar VR, Curses and Covens, Gem Hunters, Battlemage vs MechaDinos, Scarlet Pages, and Fossil Diggers VR!

The Queensland Games Festival is made possible with government support through Screen Queensland’s Culture Funding program.

Episode 127 [Playlist + Podcast]







Aired 18 July 2012

In Studio:  Razor, Major Lee, Candi Payne and Jody Macgregor.

In this episode, we take a look at a handful of indie game developers from Brisbane.  We asked  about their games and their experiences making them.    Also the Zed Games crew chat about some of the indie games on display at the Game On Indie Symposium.


Here are the links to the games/studios we talked about:

Defiant Development (Ski Safari, Heroes Call)

Screwtape Studios (Bank Job)

Genius Interaction (Viking Burger)

Visual Outbreak (Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox)


1. DARREN KORB – Percy’s Escape

2. CANDIDA & THEANDRIN – Don’t Trust a Rogue

3. AKIRA YAMAOKA – Bonus – Bloopers (Alternate)




Big thanks to Jody for guest programming!