ACMI’s ‘Big Games Night In’ returns with more free, local games

On 3 October, ACMI will kick off Melbourne International Games Week with another annual showcase of free, locally made games and demos.
The first demo of David Chen's Spiritwell will be available to play as part of ACMI's Big Games Night In

Bringing a sense of the social and interactive to digital events can be hard. It’s an issue that Melbourne International Games week have had to contend with two years in a row — but event producers have come up with some creative solutions. One of these is ACMI’s Big Games Night In, which returns in 2021 to delight audiences anew with a wide range of locally made artistic games, which will be available to download for free, 3-10 October. 

The showcase exhibits the artistic range of Australia and New Zealand’s game development community. 

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Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob