Play by Play.

International games festival

17th-22nd April 2017

Wellington, New Zealand

 A game development summit like no other, the Play by Play conference will bring game developers of all skill levels together for a full day of low-pressure learning and sharing. We aim to engage delegates with a fun, light-hearted atmosphere and have been known to have singing keynote speakers.


Divested from a crack team of speakers from around Australasia, the knowledge to be shared at the Play by Play Conference has generally encompassed a wide range of niche aspects within game development. From how theme park design can facilitate better level design, to how physics .gifs can shoot your title to stardom - it all goes, and the more off the beaten track, the better!

Submissions for the 2017 conference are now closed. We received a massive selection of high quality submissions, thank you to all potential speakers! Unfortunately we're going to have to turn down many more talks than last year - rest assured we'll be planning something bigger for 2018 and will likely run a second track.

Safe Space Policy

Play by Play is dedicated to the safety and comfort of all attendees. Our Safe Space Policy is expected to be followed by anyone attending a Play by Play function, and may be read here.