Press play at Codebreakers: Women in Games, a free exhibition that transforms our upstairs gallery into an immersive and interactive game zone. Grab a controller and play an array of games: retro-style indie releases, big commercial hits and plenty in between.
What’s different about these games? From directors, producers and designers to programmers, artists and writers, they’re all made by women from New Zealand and Australia. Through custom-built exhibition audio tours, each maker reflects on the sometimes-challenging journey they’ve made into this male-dominated space, revealing the human stories behind their games.
But the exhibition is also about having fun! There are fifteen different stations – computers, consoles and tablets – where visitors can play games. Deliver pizzas in “Ninja Pizza Girl”, join an animal clan in “Armello”, or race souped-up cars in “Need for Speed: No Limits”. From platformers and role-playing strategy board games to adventure and simulation games, “Code Breakers” offers many different digital experiences that are friendly to all skill levels.
All ages | An ACMI touring exhibition
Free General Admission, Donations appreciated