Local Gaming News for September, 2018

From the Editor

What a month August was for Brisbane Byte! On top of putting out the monthly magazine, we attended the GO423 games exhibition at Brisbane Powerhouse, helped out with setting up and pulling down the Brisbane Retro Gaming Markets, and finally launched our website (URL listed below).

September is shaping up to be almost as busy with Oz Comic Con and several other events that are mighty tempting. When was the last time you heard of an arcade lock-in?! They used to be great fun as a teenager.

On top of events we also have a brand new adults only arcade and cocktail bar opening in Fortitude Valley from the guys at Holey Moley. The Melbourne location had all sorts of cool prizes you could trade your tickets for, like a Nintendo 64 or a flight in a helicopter. We can’t wait!


A huge congratulations to Neil Cairns for finally beating the high score on 1Up Arcade’s Shadow Warrors cabinet. The initial prize of $40 jackpotted by another $40 each week until the high score was beaten. Neil walked away with $1000 and a trophy!


We have published an article from Pierre Medeiros who is currently completing the Games and Interactive Environments course at QUT. 

It’s a great insight into the lessons he’s learned that any prospective game developers out there should know.


Screwtape Studios have announced Damsel’s roadmap for leaving early access. It’s almost complete!

Comic book style cutscenes, balancing and localisation are coming, so make sure you grab a copy before the retail price of $19.99USD kicks in on Sept 10.


This year’s lineup of guests at Oz Comic Con Brisbane (Sept 22/23) include Kim Possible, a couple of Star Trek veterans, as well as Aussie actors Dichen Lachman (Altered Carbon) and Nathan Jones (Mad Max: Fury Road). 

There are also some big name comic artists attending, not the least of which is Wayne Nichols who is also responsible for that awesome black and white Spiderman mural at GOMA’s Marvel exhibition last year.


Funlab, the company behind the likes of Strike Bowling Bar, Holey Moley Golf Club, and several other venues, has a $1 promotion on September 4th to support headspace and youth mental health.

Rock up to any of their venues on September 4th and pay just $1 for a round of putt putt, a game of ten pin bowling, or to bounce around at their indoor trampoline park in Mt Gravatt.

A few weeks later you can check out Funlab’s newest venue, B. Lucky & Sons. Located in Fortitude Valley, the latest venture will be an adults only arcade & cocktail bar opening on September 27th. Exchange your arcade tickets from some great prizes, like a Nintendo 64, or even botox injections!

This was first published in the September 2018 issue of Brisbane Byte magazine. Subscribe below to get future issues delivered straight to your inbox.