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Big Games Night In

For one night only, browse and play this ACMI-curated lineup of Aussie-made digital games, for free.
By Libby Curran
October 01, 2021
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By Libby Curran
October 01, 2021
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This lockdown's been a long one and if you're running desperately low on decent at-home activities to entertain yourself, you're certainly not alone. Luckily, Melbourne International Games Week returns for its 2021 edition from October 3–10, coming to the rescue with a very well-timed showcase of the latest and greatest in digital games.

And on Sunday, October 3, the fun kicks off with the Big Games Night In, when you can sample some of the best new Aussie-made digital games, for free and from the comfort of home. Curated by the experts at ACMI, the evening's program delivers a diverse range of games, running from family-friendly educational titles, to quirky choose-your-own-adventure experiences for grown-ups.

Highlights include the app-based, augmented reality Eastern Market Murder, which will see you playing detective — and delving into some true history — as you bust open clues to a real crime from Melbourne's Victorian-era past. Unpacking will test both your block-fitting skills and your home decorating prowess, as you settle into the task of unpacking virtual boxes in a new home.

Elsewhere, you'll find minimalist maths puzzle games (Trios), simulator games based on moving house (Moving Out), and even a physics-based number that'll send you navigating an alien world while battling some extra stretchy, sticky limbs (Completely Stretchy and Uncomfortably Sticky).

Top Images: 'Moving Out', 'Completely Stretchy and Uncomfortably Sticky' and 'Unpacking'

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