And that's a wrap!

Kia ora, fellow adventurer!

Play by Play is an annual, week-long interactive festival that aims to promote and encourage play for all, as well as showcase grassroots game development talent from New Zealand.

The festival strives to showcase the best games developers in Australasia have to offer in this exciting new medium and create an accessible, welcoming atmosphere where people can discover the true extent of play.

The 2018 festival has wrapped – thanks to everyone who took part! We’re currently getting feedback about how it went so we can improve for next year. See you in 2019!


Wellington, New Zealand


April school holidays, 2019


Families, gamers, developers

Sponsors and partners

The people whose generosity makes this all possible!

Play by Play can run only with the support of our amazing partners. This year we have a great lineup of organisations who are helping us deliver the best festival yet.


Gold sponsors

Bronze sponsors

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Wellington, New Zealand

Play by Play is spread across several venues throughout Wellington – we’ll let you know once we’ve pinned them down for 2018.