Taking cues from international alternative games festivals, Playtopia MGA marks South Africa’s debut homegrown celebration of games and interactive art. Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa’s game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia MGA stands to celebrate the country’s diverse game development and immersive arts community, to inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia MGA promises to be one of a kind African gaming and tech art celebration. This festival is truly the future of entertainment!

PLAYTOPIA and MAKE GAMES AFRICA (MGA) have joined forces to make one ecstatic 3-day event where attendees can revel in local and international indie games, eye melting interactive and digital art and a killer music line-up! There will be two conferencing streams available to delegates this year, the MGA Business To Business Conference and the Playtopia Talks aimed at delegates interested in the creative side of game development. Playtopia delegates are invited to attend talks, panels and workshops hosted by both international and local industry experts in the field of Indie Game development and the MGA talks are aimed at business development of gaming within the African context, tickets are very limited and booking is essential!

Gamers, developers and event goers will have a plethora of games, music, food and experiential art to enjoy. Exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists, 30+ alternative, art and party games, a Super Friendship Arcade room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and music entertainment.

This event is a strictly 18+, the reason being that some of the games are not suitable for children.

The main Playtopia exhibition is a hand-picked collection of games, playful experiences and interactive narratives. The exhibition representing some of the most inventive, vibrant and moving games of recent years. A selection of both South African, and international titles, the exhibition includes critically acclaimed indie releases, as well as under-recognized gems, celebrating the future of digital storytelling, and playful art.


Music artists for the event includes Thor Rixon, Tommy Gun, Markus Wormstorm, Julia Robert, Sassquatch and many more!


PLAYTOPIA speakers includes the likes of Mitu Khandaker (USA), Kamina Vincent (Australia), Johan Gjestland (Norway), Nicole He (USA), Evan Greenwood (Creative  Director Freelives), Robin Baumgarten (Germany), Ingrid Kopp (Electric South), Hanna Fogelberg (Sweden) and many more!


2019’s installation artists include Inka Kendzia, Tulips & Chimneys (Eden Labs ‘The Lost Botanist’), Emma Jean Wrigley, Tim Smith, Noël Labridy and more!

Tickets: R180 – R5 000 available on Quicket | http://bit.ly/2W9xMpf


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Date: December 5
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Cost: RR180 - R1 000


The Castle of Good Hope
Darling Street & Buitenkant Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
South Africa
Website: www.quicket.co.za
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