Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne launches ahead of Melbourne International Games Week 2022

The guide provides recommendations for dining, bars and other attractions, with recommendations from local Melbourne game developers.
Gamer's Guide To Melbourne GamesHub Creative Victoria MIGW

GamesHub and Creative Victoria have launched the Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne, a comprehensive guide packed with restaurant and bar recommendations for games lovers visiting Melbourne for Melbourne International Games Week 2022 (MIGW).

Tens of thousands of people are expected to flock to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and surrounding venues for major public events and industry conferences, such as PAX Aus, Games Connect Asia Pacific, High Score, Freeplay Parallels, Games for Change and several other conferences taking place during Melbourne International Games Week 2022.

The Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne aims to help travellers attending MIGW 2022, especially those from interstate and overseas, with dining and hospitality recommendations, as well as suggestions for other activities and entertainment in Melbourne.

Hot tips have come from notable Melbourne-based video game developers, who also provide their own personal commentary about their favourite places in the city.

Developers featured include Massive Monster (Cult of the Lamb), Ghost Pattern (Wayward Strand), Paper House (Wood & Weather), 2pt Interactive (Heavenly Bodies), and producer Lisy Kane (Kepler Interactive, Kowloon Nights).

Several hospitality venues located in Southbank – near the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre – are featured in the guide, including Thai restaurant BangPop and popular riverside bar, The Common Man. Each featured venue has created a special menu for Melbourne International Games Week.

Additional recommendations for MIGW visitors include ACMI – Australia’s national museum of film, television, videogames, and art – escape room venues, and Eastern Market Murder, a mobile augmented-reality narrative game set on the streets of Melbourne.

The Gamer’s Guide to Melbourne is a collaboration between GamesHub and Creative Victoria, and can be accessed via

Melbourne International Games Week 2022 takes place from 1-9 October 2022. The full schedule can be found on the MIGW website.

>Gamer's Guide to Melbourne from GamesHub and Creative Victoria and MIGW