Garage Gamer

Garage Gamer

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Unleash your passion for play this summer at SLQ!

Garage Gamer is Queensland’s first games space exclusively dedicated to local game lovers and game makers.

Drop in and play your way through the latest and greatest video and mobile games Queensland has to offer.

Grab yourself an iPad, jump on a PC, or hook yourself into our Big Play screen and flex those gaming muscles. Each station is pre-loaded with some of the hottest games available, and will be updated regularly with new releases.

Also on the agenda — a gaming program packed full of workshops, talks, films and special events to get you thinking, creating, and living games!

Primary learning notes [PDF 90KB]

Secondary learning notes [PDF 85KB]

Garage Gamer games gallery (5 Jan – 14 Apr)

Creative workshops

The Edge Games Lab (8 – 11 Jan)
DIY Arcade Games Cabinet (19 Jan, 2 Feb & 9 Feb)
Cosplay costume making workshop (13 Jan, 20 Jan3 Feb)
Mobile game app workshop (21 & 22 Feb)
Game On: the elements of gaming workshops (2 Mar, 9 Mar, 16 Mar, 23 Mar)
Arcade games with Gordon Moyes (16 Jan, 13 Mar)
Drawing stories into games workshop (5 Jan, 2 Feb & 2 Mar)
Scratch games workshops (9 Feb, 9 Mar, 3 Apr, 4 Apr, 10 Apr & 11 Apr)
Gamestar Mechanic schools workshops (11-13 Feb)
Gamestar Mechanic online workshop for teachers (11 Feb)

Talking games

Converplaytions (11 Dec, 29 Jan, 26 Feb, 12 Mar)
Crowd-funding your game (23 Jan)
The future of Queensland’s game scene (6 Feb)
Best apps for kids (16 Feb)
Scoring health points with games (6 Mar)
Game Changers: In conversation with Queensland entrepreneur Shainiel Deo (20 Mar)

Special events

Resident game maker (Saturdays 5 Jan – 30 Mar)
Level Up games nights (11 Jan, 8 Feb, 8 Mar, 12 Apr)
Trivia night (20 Feb)
7Bit Hero concert and album launch (2 Mar)
Indie game developer day-away (16 Mar)
Pechakucha Night Brisbane – Garage Gamer (27 Mar)
Big Dev meet-up – part of Level Up games nights (8 Feb)
The Parlour games lounge (5 Jan – 14 Apr)

Games on film

The Cabin in the Woods (3 Feb)
Tommy (10 Feb)
The Raid (17 Feb)
Audience voting – Battle Royale, Silent Hill or Hardware (24 Feb)

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