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Code Breakers: Women in Games

Get your game on with Code Breakers! This new exhibition celebrates the achievements of Australian and New Zealand women working in video games.

Date & Time

3 Dec - 26 Mar 2023 | 10:00am - 4:00pm


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Did you know that almost 50% of gamers are women?

Maybe you did, although women still make up less than 10% of the industry! Press play on Code Breakers, our latest exhibition celebrating the achievements of these Australian and New Zealand women working in the games industry.

Crush bullies in Ninja Pizza Girl, run with animals in Armello or race suped-up cars in Need for Speed: No Limits.

From platformers, RPGs and digital board games to graphical adventures and puzzlers, there’s something for the whole whanau, no matter the skill level!

Alongside all the fun, Code Breakers ponders important questions in the post-Gamergate landscape:

  • How do women carve a path in an industry that has historically been hostile towards them?

  • How do we encourage diversity?

  • What does a more inclusive games industry look like?

Each maker reflects on the sometimes-challenging journey they’ve made in this male-dominated industry, revealing the human stories behind their games.

An ACMI Touring exhibition. This project has been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Plus, keep checking back for extra stories about even more New Zealand women who are currently contributing to the gaming industry.

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Header image: Armello: Armello is a property, copyright and trademark of League of Geeks Pty Ltd.


Stairs: Some areas are not wheelchair accessible due to stairs, confined spaces and uneven surfaces.

Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.

Noise: display and activity areas can be noisy.


We recommend parking outside the Aviation Hall and enjoying the free heritage tram ride between sites.Mobility parking is available on site at Great North Road. Please arrange in advance.