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The Melbourne Big Games Night Out Is Happening Tonight

This is going to be great!

Final Update: Don’t forget! The Melbourne Big Games Night Out is happening tonight at the city’s Fed Square from 5PM until late. It’s free, all ages and promises to be a great time.

Head here for all the info you could need, and check out a handy map of the space and schedule of activities below:

Update: A full schedule and event map have been published for the Big Games Night Out happening in Melbourne this October 5th at Fed Square, which will feature live performances from the likes of Tripod and Montaigne (!!) as well as a Stray Gods Fashion Show and live Cult of the Lamb ritual, plus playable games in The Atrium from classics to Aussie indies, cosplay events, an eSports and freeplay arcade area and even a tabletop gaming area complete with a swap meet – all at no cost for all ages!

Take a look at everything going on starting at 5PM on October 5th at Melbourne’s Fed Square thanks to ACMI, Melbourne International Games Week and Creative Victoria:

Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) has just unveiled a brand-new gaming and geek culture-themed event coming to Melbourne this October with the Big Games Night Out.

Taking place from 5PM until late on October 5th at Fed Square, the inclusive, accessible and all-ages event will feature a heap to see and do for gamers of all flavours with plenty of games (naturally) along with live performances from Tripod and Montaigne, a cosplay and runway experience, a games swap meet, Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Music-themed fashion show and even a huge Cult of the Lamb takeover from ACMI and Melbourne Fringe that’ll feature large-scale puppets, performers, DJ and animated projections based on the game.

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You can find out everything you need to know about Big Games Night Out on the MIGW website here, and if you’re keen on getting involved in the cosplay parade you can register an expression of interest right here.

Melbourne Big Games Night Out

From the official BGNO web page:

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Cosplay Parade and Runway Experience

Open to all cosplayers to participate, regardless of skill level, whether you make or buy your costumes – all are encouraged to sign up here now. It’s open to all cosplayers regardless of whether you make or buy your costumes – all are welcome to sign up via the EOI here.

Live Music & Performances

Fed Square’s main stage will host live performances from Tripod and Montaigne, games-themed fashion runways, immersive audience dance-offs and much more – the full lineup will drop soon!

Stray Gods Fashion Show

Stray Gods is an upcoming Victorian role-playing musical game expected to impact the games industry greatly. It’s an epic story about gods, magic, and a thousand-year journey to rediscover one’s purpose in a fantasy world filled with magic, music, fashion, and adventure. To mark the launch of Stray Gods, Big Games Night Out presents a multi-disciplinary event highlighting the game’s incredible blend of games, music, and fashion. Eight Melbourne designers will showcase Stray Gods’ character costumes and creations in virtual and real life.

Cult of the Lamb: The Ritual

Join everyone’s favourite lamb and a cabal of cute and creepy denizens in a spectacular, immersive Fed Square takeover. Presented by ACMI and Melbourne Fringe Cult of the Lamb: The Ritual features jaw-dropping large-scale puppets and performers, a live DJ performance by River Boy and giant animated projections featuring your favourite characters from the hit game. The performance is created by Massive Monster, and features Goldens Scissors Puppets and Jean Poole Projection Mapping.

Games Activations

From 80’s to indie arcade games, tournaments and more – Big Games Night Out will feature a range of free games activations for gamers of all walks of life, including an intergenerational mixer that allows young and mature gamers to play and learn together.

Games Swap Meet

For gamers bored of their board or console games and wanting something new to play, the Swap Meet is where you will find your newest challenge. Gamers are encouraged to bring along and swap their games with like-minded people.