With almost 65,000 views on the first day, the popularity of this year’s Tech Games Fest was evident even though the event was again held virtually. Streaming live over three days from Chisholm’s Frankston campus during the school holidays from June 26-28, the seventh TGF featured international games developers, social media streamers, online content producers, and influencers, and showcased cosplay creators, film festival producers, gaming clans, game reviews and online social media content tutorials.
People watching at home took part in online competitions, trivia contests and the ever-popular low-budget cosplay competition. The live stream also highlighted Chisholm’s ICT courses.
Work experience students engaged in important social media and broadcast monitoring for the live stream events and were able to participate remotely and engage in 21st century skillsets that supported the event.
COVID-19 has certainly seen many industries pivot and need to adapt, but the gaming area is all too familiar with the online arena, so TGF lent itself well to this audience. But while feedback from participants was very positive, many are hoping TGF will be back again face to face in 2022.