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Powerhouse Late: Gaming

Finished 6 April 2023
Powerhouse Ultimo

Powerhouse Late: Gaming unpacks the art behind the game in a mix of colour, sound and stories.

Join us for an evening of animation, illustration, composition and narrative creation. Visitors will be able to experience and play a curated selection of Australian made video games, board games and tabletop role-playing games.

Explore Powerhouse Ultimo to hear gaming industry talks and find interactive art installations that allow you to create and share your own pixel art creations.



Exhibition, Level 1

5.15pm Hayley Gordon and Vee Hendro from Storybrewers on creating narrative in roleplay gaming
5.45pm Ben Loomes from Syrinscape on designing soundscapes for gaming
6.15pm Johnny Galvatron from Beethoven & Dinosaur on the composition of The Artful Escape
6.45pm Anthony Freeman from Bush to Bowl on the history of gaming for First Nations People
7.15pm Teja Godson from Summerfall Studios on environmental art design
7.45pm Ian MacLarty from Shape Shop on creating Mars First Logistics
8.15pm Screen Australia on the Games: Expansion Pack funding initiative

All talks include AUSLAN interpretation


The Courtyard, Level 2

5–9pm Miniatures Paint and Take with Aetherworks. Grab a brush and learn to paint a miniature of your choosing



Theatrette, Level 2

7–8pm The Board Game BBQ live podcast recording



Transport Hall, Level 1

5–9pm Tabletop Games
A series of boardgames provided by Wizards of the Coast, Board Games BBQ and Good Games Publishing. Play test new and unreleased games from Tin Star Games, Jolly Swagman Games, Bigger World Games and Cutlass Boardgames
5–9pm VR Distribution Games
Grab a seat, join a
group and play to win boardgames. Brought to you by VR Distribution, test out games like Muffin Time by asdfmovie, Herd Mentality and viral sensation, The Fuzzies. Simply play the game and scan the QR code to go into the draw to win. Winners will be announced at the end of the night.



5–9pm 100 Climate Conversations, Level 1

Screen Australia Showcase

5–9pm Balcony, Level 2

It’s the era of space travel and it’s your turn to design the next interplanetary rover with Mars First Logistics from Melbourne-based studio Shape Shop

5–9pm Balcony, Level 2

Australian Game Developers Showcase
A range of new and unreleased games designed and made by Australian developers and students, including Hojo Studio, Studio Folly, Beethoven & Dinosaur, 2pt Interactive, The Little Guys, ghost patten, Turtle Flip Studio, Lemonades and UNSW’s iCinema Centre’s Victorian Reality VR experience

5–9pm King Cinema, Level 2

Play 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards Game of the Year Cult of the Lamb by Melbourne-based developer Massive Monster



The Lab, Level 2

5–9pm Roleplay games with Exiles Gaming Club, Australian Roleplay Community and Storybrewers. Mix your ambient game music using Syrinscape sound design software



Entrance, Level 1

5–9pm Interactive gaming light installation by Nanoleaf



Cafe, Level 3

5–9pm DJ Jadeabella



Transport Hall, Level 1

5–9pm Bar by Grifter



FREE event as part of Powerhouse Late. Registrations recommended.

Read about the COVID Safe measures we’ve put in place to keep everyone safe when visiting the museum here.

Find accessibility information here or contact Bookings for access support on (02) 9217 0222 or via email