AIE presents iFEST Indie Games Festival


Canberra - 2nd April
Canberra Technology Park
49 Phillip Ave
Watson ACT
>>Register for this event (free)

Sydney - 10th April
Wentworth Park Grandstand
Wentworth Park Rd
Ultimo NSW
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Melbourne - 16th April
State Library of Victoria
Experimedia Room
328 Swanston Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
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We would like to invite you to iFEST, a FREE indie game festival for everyone from start-ups, established indie developers as well as anyone who has ever thought about making games. If you've ever played a game and thought you could do better, if you're already studying games, have a partially finished game or are a successful, thriving indie, come along!

Speakers and workshops

Running at each iFEST are talks and workshops run by established indie developers about how they got started, tricks and traps for beginners and other need-to-knows of creating your own game.

There will be workshops by specialists on key areas of game design, technology, government assistance and funding, incubator programs and more!

Speakers include the geniuses from:

- Half Brick Studios (Fruit Ninja, Age of Zombies, Monster Dash),
- The Voxel Agents (Train Conductor Series)
- Defiant Development (Rocket Bunnies)
- Ed McMillen of Super Meat Boy, Braid and Gish (via Skype)

More announcements soon!

Indie Game Dev Comp: Call for Entries

Are you creating a great indie game and keeping it hidden from the world? How about getting some great publicity, fame and fortune? Well we can't guarantee the last two, but we do have a PS3 prize (thanks Sony!) for each event and a great opportunity to showcase your game.

The game doesn't need to be finished, but it does need to be demonstrable, unpublished and with 100% original content.

Find out more about the competition >here<


iFEST is a free festival aimed at supporting the growth and celebrating the achievements of the independent games industry in Australia.

Costs are covered by the sponsors of iFEST, Sony Playstation, StormFX, State Library of Victoria and the Academy of Interactive Entertainment.

Registering online reserves your spot at iFEST. If you wait to register on the day you could miss out!


Matt Korda's picture

So Canberra how was it? looking forward to meeting some interesting people for the Melbourne one

Anonymous's picture

and more importantly, how much AIE marketing was there?

It looks like iFEST is nothing more than an excuse for AIE to try and get more enrolments... "Australia's Largest Independent Games Festival Expo" yeah right!

davidcoen's picture

well, i missed noticing this, but i was about to go visit the state libary to abuse there free internet, so get to see if they have anything interesting...

Luke DiLodovico's picture

Went to Melbourne iFEST yesterday.

Very informative for those looking to get into indie games and see just what is possible out in the marketplace.

Big thanks to the speakers for sharing their experiences :)