SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Showcase Submissions

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Submission Open

9:00am AEDT Thursday, May 4, 2023

Submission Close

11:59pm AEDT Wednesday, August 16, 2023

About Games Showcase submissions for SXSW Sydney 2023 

The SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Festival will be the place to experience the current trends and exciting future of the Games industry in Australia and beyond. If you’re a game developer, SXSW Sydney will offer you unprecedented access to a massive audience of industry professionals, media, creatives, and new fans and consumers.

There’ll be a keen focus on the movers and shakers in the Games industry in the Asia-Pacific region, but SXSW Sydney will stretch to every corner of the globe. From virtual and augmented reality projects to cinematic RPGs and tabletop games, the SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Festival will cover it all.


The Games Festival will run from 18-22 October 2023.


SXSW Sydney Games Showcase Submissions Are Open To:

  • Unpublished titles, or titles that have been released by an independent studio no earlier than 1 January 2021
  • All game formats, platforms, and genres


The final deadline to apply to showcase at SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Festival is Wednesday, August 16, 2023 at 11:59pm AEDT. See below for more information about eligibility and deadlines.



Important Information:

  • The Games Festival will be held across several venues in central Sydney, and runs from 18-22 October.
  • Showcase slots will be scheduled in alternating day and evening sessions, taking place over the four days.
  • Please note that SXSW Sydney does not cover travel, accommodation, or visa expenses.


You’ll receive a confirmation email from the SXSW Sydney team within 48 hours of submitting an application. If you do not receive a confirmation email within that time, please contact as soon as possible to ensure your showcase application has been submitted correctly.

The SXSW Sydney team will review all submissions and you will be notified about the result of your application on or before August 4, 2023. If you have any questions relating to the SXSW Sydney 2023 Games Festival, please contact us at – and please subscribe to our newsletter for the latest updates.

Before you apply, please take a minute to read through the Games Festival Submissions FAQs below.

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