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CLOSED: PLAYTOPIA: WIN weekend passes valued at R1300


Drawing inspiration from global alternative games festivals, PLAYTOPIA returns in 2023, marking a significant milestone as South Africa’s inaugural indigenous event dedicated to games and interactive art. South Africa’s game developers have carved a name for themselves on the global stage, boasting an impressive track record of unexpected worldwide successes. Ultimately, PLAYTOPIA aims to celebrate the nation’s diverse game development and immersive arts community, nurturing inspiration for the next generation of innovators, players and enthusiasts.

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What to expect at PLAYTOPIA

By assembling a curated selection of outstanding local artworks and games, alongside contributions from international counterparts, PLAYTOPIA promises an unparalleled African extravaganza of gaming and technological artistry. This festival embodies the future of entertainment, showcasing a fusion of creativity and technology that’s truly unparalleled.

This year, PLAYTOPIA offers a thrilling two-day experience, allowing attendees to dive into both local and international Indie games, alongside captivating interactive and digital art. Participants can engage in talks and panels led by esteemed international and local experts in the realm of Indie Game development.

Furthermore, gaming enthusiasts, developers and event attendees will have a wealth of options, from games and music to culinary delights and immersive art experiences. The event features exhibitions by prominent South African interactive artists, along with alternative, artistic and party games. There will also be a dedicated Super Friendship Arcade room displaying games played with custom controllers, VR rooms and much more.

Finally, PLAYTOPIA will end on a high note on the Saturday evening, with an official after party at Tommy’s Chop Shop. The after party will be hosted by Diskotekah.

You can win!

Proudly sponsored by Devolver Digital, Free Lives, Landfall, Super Hot, Raw Fury, Institute Francais and 24BitGames, PLAYTOPIA promises an unforgettable celebration of gaming and artistic innovation.

WIN 2 South Africa Day Passes (18yrs+) valued at R1300 and get full weekend access, talks, exhibitions and official after party entrance.

Enter the competition by filling out the below form, and make sure that you follow PLAYTOPIA and Hello Lifestyle Magazine on Instagram. 


WIN 2 SA Two-day passes (18yrs+) - valued at R1300 - to PLAYTOPIA. This includes talks, exhibitions and entry to the official after party.

PLAYTOPIA will take place on 8 and 9 December 2023 at HCC Events Centre (the former Fugard) in Cape Town. Tickets are available here. For more information, visit

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