League of Legends is the world’s most popular game with 100 million players worldwide. HWA invites beginners and seasoned players alike to come and enjoy two days of League of Legends.
The Color Run meets Call of Duty at this immersive, inimitable event. If you’ve ever wondered how you’d fare in a zombie apocalypse, now’s your chance to find out.
Meet the hosts of ABC ME’s Spawn Point at HWA. Catch them in the gaming areas showing off their l33t skills, and hosting Sunday’s spectacular Cosplay Parade. It’s free!
Take to the skies with the She Flies Rapid Fire program, where you’ll learn the ins and outs (and of course, the ups and downs) of drone usage.
Slip inside the mesmeric Portal: a live, full-body, audio-visual experience. You’ll meet a stranger exploring an identical Portal somewhere else in the world. Where will ours take you?
Grab your +1 longsword, clear the dining room table, and get ready for the funniest Dungeons & Dragons adventure you’ll ever see – or hear.
Expose your comedic voice to the world (aka the internet) care of this rollicking workshop by Freudian Nip. Take your funny script or idea and translate it for a digital audience.
Ever dreamt of having a robot assistant whose only job is to do your bidding? Code Club Australia is here to help!
Hosted by YouTube stars MrCrayfish and Wyld, this is a suitably massive celebration of the beloved 3D world-building game.
Take flight at Hybrid World Adelaide when top drone racers from across the country compete for prizes and glory, presented by FPVR Drone Racing Australia.
When you’ve had your fill of screen time, swing by the Chill Zone for some lo-fi respite. Hosted by The Big Game Theory.
Retrospekt are bringing the width and breadth of gaming tech to HWA, with consoles ranging from the 1970s to today. Take a walk, jump or barrel roll down memory lane.
Discover how you can engage primary learners with coding using the visual-based programming apps codeSpark Academy and Tynker.
Learn why Swift is the best language for teaching and learning coding, and for app development.
Learn how to plan, map, create and share your iPad masterpiece with the world.
Do androids dream of electric sheep? Depends how you program them! Learn the basics of robot coding with the MOD. squad in this beginner-friendly workshop.
Maker Faire is a gathering of fascinating, curious people who enjoy learning and who love sharing what they can do, from engineers to artists to scientists to crafters.
Flinders University will be presenting Main Stage talks and Workshops, showing of the latest developments from their NVI campus.
The hub and home of Hybrid World Adelaide, the main stage hosts a downright superfluity of entertainment over our festival’s four days. Best of all: it’s free!
Is it possible to build a game from scratch in less than ninety minutes? Emerging game-makers Matt Trobbiani and Matt Le Krupa give it a red-hot go in this breakneck, race-to-the-finish session.
Buckle up for a LAN-stravaganza. Over four days, sixty networked computers will host hundreds of gamers, who’ll try their hands at an array of collaborative games.
Party like it’s 2099 when the main stage throws electro festivities on Friday night. Open late, the party will pump with future-focused beats from live and electronic musicians – stay tuned for the line-up.
Be among the first to try out the technology of tomorrow. Innovation companies from across the state, the country and the world give a sneak peek of their newest products at Sideshow Alley.
HWA’s Indie Alley will showcase the very best of game innovation in South Australia. Everyone is welcome to come and try these new games and speak to the developers who created them.
Cosplay: like Book Week for grown-ups. Celebrate your big- and small-screen heroes by dressing as your favourite character from a game, film or TV show.
Collaborative composition and performance is an element that makes Ableton a great tool for creative expression.
What will the future sound like? Tune in to two HWA Main Stage sessions to hear industry experts mull the ways technology will shape music.
‘We Made a Thing’ is as much a philosophy as it is a company name. With a growing backlog of high concept projects, building from the ground up with the attitude of ‘Show, don’t tell’.
EcoCaddy is launching its new EcoCaddy VR Experience. Explore the streets of Adelaide in an EcoCaddy, and take a virtual ride down the streets at different times of the year.’.
Welcome futurist, lecturer and Science Party member, Meow-Ludo Disco Gamma Meow-Meow, to HWA
Robots and their masters are taking over the HWA Main Stage, as we celebrate South Australia’s leadership in robotics both here and overseas.
Professor Hiroshi Ishiguro of Japan, a master of doppelgänger robots, will step onto the HWA Main Stage to discuss the potential for a robot society.
What are the podcasting trends, and the hottest podcasts you need to hear? Open your ears, our panel of podcasters will give you the scoop.
Is our collective addiction to technology as bad as we’re led to believe, or is it actually improving our lives?
Edge VR will bring the world’s first Mobile Virtual reality laboratory to Hybrid world, allowing you to experience a pop-up VR games arcade.
CrowdDJ is a modern-day jukebox that lets the audience make music choices through interactive crowdDJ kiosks or the crowdDJ app
Join international child sensation, Sabre Norris and renowned influencer expert & manager, Clare Winterbourn of The Scouted for an intimate Q&A answering your most pressing questions about what it takes to become a successful influencer.
Australia’s youngest pro-surfer and high profile influencer, Sabre Norris will host a one-off meet and greet as part of Hybrid World Adelaide.
The Rookies is an acclaimed international competition for young creatives, talent student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, digital artists, and launch them into dream careers.