Indie Games Room Information

What is AVCon?

Calling All Indie Game DeVs! AVCon is the only event of its type in Adelaide.

The AVCon Anime and Video Game Festival is an annual celebration of Japanese animation, video gaming, tabletop gaming, esports, game development, art, technology, and cosplay, all in the heart of Adelaide – the capital of South Australia!

Run by Team AVCon Inc, a not-for-profit volunteer organisation dedicated to serving the local South Australian community. Team AVCon Inc. also runs various other anime and gaming-themed events geared towards hobbyists, professionals, and the general public, meaning no matter your skill level or need, we have you covered! Because Team AVCon Inc. is a not-for-profit, all funds generated are used exclusively for making AVCon events better year after year. We put our full focus on promoting local content and giving the South Australian community an event that feels their own.

The AVCon Festival has been running for 21 years, and built a lasting legacy within South Australia, and stands as one of the pillars of pop culture celebration on the Australian calendar. Because of its long-lasting success, AVCon has developed a sterling reputation and is respected nationwide in multiple industries and communities.

AVCon is committed to fostering local and interstate talent in fields such as game development, digital productions, writing, art and design, sewing and construction and other creative outlets such as streaming and podcasting.

South Australia

Although many Aboriginal people settled in the area we know today as South Australia, the traditional owners and custodians of the Adelaide plains were the Kaurna people, who called the area Tarntanya.

Modern Adelaide was established as the first free British settlement in Australia and does not have roots as a convict colony like many other Australian cities. It is named for Queen Adelaide, wife of King William IV.

Adelaide is home to a large variety of highly renown arts, performance and food festivals that run all year long. In fact, one of the many nicknames of South Australia is ‘The Festival
State’ so AVCon is in good company. Greater South Australia is home to many wine regions that are considered amongst the best in the world. Areas such as the Barossa Valley and McLaren Vale produce first-class wine and are also some of the most scenic landscapes in the country and well worth a visit.


AVCon will run out of the Adelaide Showgrounds. Just on the outskirts of the Adelaide CBD, the Adelaide Showgrounds is home to the Royal Adelaide Show, a mainstay of South Australian life and a venue well-worn and familiar by most South Australians since childhood.

The Showgrounds is a large and modern venue and one of the largest under-cover exhibition spaces in the Southern Hemisphere. The Showgrounds accommodates other large pop culture events such as Supanova and Oz Comic-Con. The Showgrounds are easily accessible by car (with ample parking), the Adelaide Tram System and by bus.

Our Guests

Homegrown icons – AVCon has hosted many Australian icons such as Jade Gatt and Ryan Lappin (hosts of the Australian kids show Cheez TV) and Steven “Bajo” O’Donnell and Stephanie “Hex” Bendixsen (hosts of the Australian video game show Good Game).

International Celebrities – AVCon has flown in many international guests such as cosplayers Jessica Nigri and Yaya Han, voice actors such as Jen Taylor, Caitlin Glass and Steve Downes and Japanese animator Hiroshi Nagahama.

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Artists, Vendors, and Indie Games

The AVCon Festival floor features 3 amazing exhibiting areas to help promote artists, vendors and indie game developers and studios.

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AVCon hosts over 100 artists in our Artist Alley annually, with AVCon 2023 being our largest Artist Alley yet attracting local, interstate and international talent.

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Our Exhibitor Hall hosts over 40 exhibitors annually. Both local and interstate stores, from tattoo shops to anime figures to Japanese-inspired streetwear.

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Every year, we feature up-and-coming indie games in our Indie Games Room – with 30 indie games featured in our Indie Games Room in 2023. Over the ten years the Indie Games Room has been running, we have supported over 1000 local and interstate game developers.


Surveys have found that AVCon appeals to and is attended by males and females in equal measure, with another large segment of our attendees identifying as non-binary or genderfluid. 40% of AVCon attendees fall into the 18 to 24 age range, and another 40% fall into the 25 to 34 bracket, meaning AVCon has solid appeal to the younger demographics, who make up the largest share of consumers spending money on pop culture-related products and services.

AVCon is a family-friendly event that offers free entry to children under 10 and targets content directed at young fans to foster a lifelong love of AVCon and pop culture. Feedback from previous years indicates that AVCon resonates with and is well-regarded by the family demographic. AVCon also runs ”After Dark” which is an 18+ pop culture celebration run on the Saturday night of the main AVCon Festival. After Dark allows older fans to enjoy a range of pop culture entertainment not suitable for a younger audience and vendors and artists to offer a wider range of products than normal.

Our Online Reach

[icon name=”facebook” prefix=”fab”] AVCon Facebook has 21.1k followers and a reach of 100k over 2023.
[icon name="instagram" prefix="fab"] AVCon Instagram has 4.4k followers and a reach of 18.5k over 2023.
[icon name="arrow-pointer" prefix="fas"] AVCon Website generated 400k page views over 2023.

Indie Games Room At AVCon 2024

The AVCon Indie Games Room (IGR) was one of Australia's first events to spotlight locally developed indie game projects. It has provided developers a platform to show off, get feedback or sell their games for over ten years. The AVCon 2024 Indie Games Room is supported by the University of South Australia.

The Indie Games Room will run during AVCon at the Adelaide Showground on the 29th and 30th of June 2024 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm with the option to exhibit during the new version of AVCon's 'After Dark'.

IGR Package: Free

The IGR Package is flexible and comes with multiple options to customise your setup:

AVCon 2024 Indie Games Room will not be charging developers to sell.

All electronics wanting to be plugged in at the Adelaide Showgrounds must have a valid Test and Tag within 2 years of the dates of 28th of June 2024.

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Backing boards for reference.

AVCon After Dark

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AVCon will be running a new version of our popular AVCon After Dark event on Saturday 29th of June from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. This event will take place at the same venue as AVCon (Jubilee Pavilion, Adelaide Showgrounds) but will be restricted to attendees over 18 years of age.

Demonstrating your game at AVCon After Dark is optional, but if you wish to opt in, you will gain four extra hours to showcase and have the ability to have builds or aspects of your game with content meant for an adult audience.

Developers who do not opt into After Dark will have their tables sectioned off and watched by security.

Showcasing at AVCon After Dark is at no additional cost.

Application Information and Key Dates

Applications for the AVCon Indie Games Room will close on Saturday, 25th of May, at 7:00 pm (Adelaide time). If you have any queries or concerns or require any updates or changes to your application, please email

Applications will be evaluated and accepted as they are received. Although there should be capacity for all projects that apply, we cannot guarantee that, as space restrictions may arise if there is more demand than expected. All developers are encouraged to submit their applications promptly.

Emails will be sent out to the email address provided in the application. Information regarding bump in/out times and other instructions will follow.

Please ensure you read and understand the Exhibitor Terms and Conditions available here prior to your application.


Applications for AVCon 2024's Indie Games Room are now closed! Thank you to all who have applied, and see you at AVCon 2024!

Previous Indie Games Rooms

Featured Games for 2023

Indie Games Room 2023 was presented by the University of South Australia.

  • Spellborn by 7D Games Studio
  • Project: Nightlight by Fringe Realities
  • Beach Bums by Jazz King
  • Super BAWK BAWK Chicken! by Daytime Devs
  • Fox and Shadows by Paper Cactus Games
  • The Pound by Stout Heart Games
  • Star Farmer by Tinker Town
  • Risk.Speed.Impact by AlxInc
  • Yesterday's Hero by Corgipillar
  • darkwebSTREAMER by We Have Always Lived in the Forest
  • Space Invaders - Next Dimension by Voxon Photonics
  • Re-War by Cool Crabs
  • Roving Rovers by Mini Mammoth Games
  • The Lights I Promised You by Solar Lightshow
  • Pedal Rebel VR by Pedal Rebel VR
  • Crimson Cutlass by Skeleton Crew
  • Nor2 by Catgirl Software
  • Crystal Horizons by Team Whirlwind
  • Kadomon: Hyper Auto Battlers by Dino Rocket
  • Roc's Odyssey by Sunshine Festival Studios
  • Lightsmith by A Few Dragons
  • Anvilheart by Towerpoint Games
  • Lords of Illic by Orange Drake
  • Lucie's Potager by Stellar Advent
  • Punchimals by Two Lives Left
  • Exo Rally Championship by Exbleative

Featured Games for 2019

Indie Games Room 2019 was presented by the University of South Australia in conjunction with Monkeystack.

  • ATMAN - AltArcade
  • Brief Battles - Juicy Cupcake
  • Concussion
  • Backyard Cricket - Bodacity
  • Canvas - Zalshock
  • Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Beat Rider
  • Cardboard Carnage - Cardboard Kids
  • Elemental Elixirs - LiamTurnerAU
  • Frog's Princess -
  • Homeowner - Birdrun
  • Little Reaper - Little Reaper Games
  • ManaTech - Drunk Galah
  • Mercforce: 30X1 - Tachyon Five
  • Oceanbound
  • QR Code Killer
  • Romancing the Law
  • Rooftop Renegade - Melon Head Games
  • Skyjunkers - Codename Jump
  • Slidance - Somewhat Interactive
  • Space Beards - Angry Cactus Games
  • Sprite Night
  • Tech Hunter - Split Symmetry
  • Tiki Trials
  • Tinker and Spell: Seekers of the Lost World - The Rookies
  • Unpacking - Witch Beam
  • Wheel of Doom
  • Z3D Arcade Machine - Voxon

Featured Games for 2018

Indie Games Room 2018 was presented by the University of South Australia in conjunction with Monkeystack.

  • Amberial Dreams - Oddgoo
  • Arcsine - Crepe Studios
  • Backyard Cricket - Bodacity
  • Beautiful Bricks - Ready Wolf
  • Blockpocalyspe - Dime Studios
  • Brief Battles - Juicy Cupcake
  • Cardboard Keep Collection - Cardboard Keep
  • Cave of Atman DX - Chris Johnson
  • Collateral Damage - Artisans Games
  • Darkest Sour
  • DeRailed! - Trout Monkey
  • Dungeon Chop Chop - Slack Dragon
  • Energy Core - The Sleepy Order
  • EXO ONE - Exbleative
  • Floormaker - Rosden Shadow
  • Ganbare! Super Strikers - Rese Games
  • GoatPunks - Studio Canvas
  • Hannah - Lotus Media Studios
  • Horde - Brain Dead Devs
  • if not us - ub4q
  • It's Snowing on Mount Fuji
  • Kana Quest - Not Dead Design
  • Kitsune Nine Divided - JagerWare Games
  • Lethal Lawns - Dime Studios
  • ManaTech - Blue Gem Games
  • My Lil Fanfic
  • Nine Heavens War of Dragons - King Bit Games
  • Normal Human Sports
  • Office Tossing - Kalptastic Games
  • Owls and Vowels Word Game - Chaos Theory Games
  • P.O.P - James Brown Lee
  • Primordials Fireborn - Toybox Games
  • Raccoon Rummage - Adam Partridge
  • Rooftop Renegade - Melonhead Games
  • Roto Color Rhythm - Blue Volcano
  • Sorcerer - Camm Ryan
  • Space Beards - Angry Cactus Games
  • Spacetug - Tundra Storm
  • Tech Hunter - Split Symmetry
  • The Cinema Rosa - Atreyu Games
  • The Homecoming - Fillmagic

Featured Games for 2017

Indie Games Room 2017 was presented by the University of South Australia in conjunction with IGDA (International Game Developers Association SA) and Monkeystack.

  • Auto Arcadia - Double Shott
  • Air Support: Behind Enemy Lines - Universal Chicken
  • BallisticNG - Neognosis
  • Bloodbeard's Revenge - Hellfire Studios
  • Breaking Bricks - Red Wolf Games
  • Brief Battles - Juicy Cupcake
  • Canvas - Zalshock
  • Captain's Way - Pixel Wind
  • Chest of Dark Wonder - Overgrowth Studios
  • City of Brass - Uppercut Games
  • Collateral Damage - Artisans Games
  • Delve - HammerOne
  • DeRailed! - Troutmonkey
  • Dimension Jump - Redpoint Games
  • Exo One - Exbleative
  • Experience - Revolition Games
  • Fling the Hero - Shark Jump
  • Forts - EarthWork Games
  • Fyre - TechNeko
  • GoatPunks - Studio Canvas
  • Hollow Knight - Team Cherry
  • ICEBOX: Speedgunner - Games of Edan
  • Kairos - Adrastus Games
  • Kana Quest - Not Dead Design
  • Mars Underground - Moloch Media
  • ManaTech - Blue Crystal Games
  • Molemen Must Die! - Mokomoto
  • Monadnock - MachineSpirit
  • Muddledash - Slampunks
  • Murder At The Dinner Table - LuxStorm
  • Perso - Crepe Studios
  • Psychotron - Futureshock
  • Project Permanence - tijital-games
  • Primordials: Fireborn - Toybox Games Studios
  • Plant Pit - Rosden Shadow
  • Projection - Atreyu Games
  • Rising Dusk - Studio Stobie
  • RuneCaster - Blurift
  • Scaleseeker - Krion Games
  • Spaaace - King Swigg Studios
  • Subtractive Synthesis - C Sound Investigations
  • Tech Hunter - Split Symmetry
  • The Adventure Pals - Massive Monster
  • The Iridium Conflict - Massive Monster
  • The Poisoned Pawn: A Tex Murphy Adventure - Chaotic Fusion
  • Think of the Children - Jammed Up Studios
  • Timberjack - Yiming
  • Underground - Endoplasm Gaming
  • Within the Green - Solo Tent

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