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October 2023 Game Industry Events Calendar

Happy spooky October! Red alert, we’re overloaded on events this month! We thought September was crazy busy, but check out below what’s going on in October! We’ve achieved yet another new record of how many events you can attend in a month (go ahead, we dare you to attend all of these at once!), thanks to your contributions in submitting events to the calendar.

Notice how few Online/Virtual or even Hybrid events there are this month? Everything is going back to on-site… for events, that makes sense. For a job in the industry? Well, that’s not what this post is about, so let’s move on :).

We’ll often highight a ‘Top Event’ to showcase, but there are just so many this month to choose from. For B2C conventions, take a look at PAX Aus, GeekGirlCon, EGX, among others. For conferences, take your pick, they are all rather great events with their own unique qualities. GAconf from IGDA and GamesBeat are always favorites of ours, but so are nearly every other one on this list.

Check out this month’s event list below. You can also click here for the main calendar that includes events into 2023 and beyond.

October 2-4 Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP)
3-5: Unreal Fest
4: Dutch Game Day
4-5: CMX Summit
5: Play Now Melbourne
5: HUG Seminar
5-8: Game Industry Conference (GIC)
5-8: SPIEL Tage Essen
6-8: External Development Summit (XDS)
6-8: PAX Aus
6-8: Poznan Game Arena
7-8: GeekGirlCon
7-8: RetroGameCon X (Hybrid)
9-10: Private: Dev Play (Hybrid)
9-10: GAconf Seattle (Hybrid)
9-16: Steam Next Fest October (Online)
9-17: Indie Cup Canada ’23 (Online)
10: Women in Games Annual Global Conference
11-12: The International Games Summit on Mental Health Awareness (TIGS)
11-13: Serious Play Conference (Hybrid)
11-15: Brasil Game Show
12: Indonesia Game Developer Exchange (IGDX)
12-13: Alberta Games Series
12-14: UNWRAP
12-15: EGX
13: MGS Europe
13-15: Future and Reality of Gaming Conference (FROG)(s) (Hybrid)
13-15: WasabiCon
14: Indie Showcase
15-23: SXSW Sydney
17-18: GameSoundCon (Hybrid)
18: Gamesforum London
19: Game Changer
19: The gamescom asia x GTR Pitching Competition 2023
19-21: CEEGS
19-23: Gamescom Asia
20-22: TwitchCon Las Vegas
21: a11yTO Gaming
21: 1UpState Developer Expo
22-24: EBS Esports & Gaming Business Summit
23-29: Overcome Film Festival (Online)
24: Gamesforum North America
24-25: GamesBeat Summit Next
25-26: Sweden Game Conference
26-27: Konsoll
26-27: LEVEL UY
26-28: Game Days
30-Nov 3: Scottish Games Week
31-Nov 5: Play23 Festival (Hybrid)
31: THIS GAME

Which events are you attending this month? Let us know by commenting on this article here or on Twitter and Facebook!

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