Fri Nov 30, 19:00 - Sun Dec 2, 18:00
Castle of Good Hope

SA's first Indie gaming and interactive arts Festival!

PLAYTOPIA is a 3-day indie games and playful media festival, showcasing local and international independent computer games, interactive and digital art and one hellva music line up! Expect 3 days of Gaming, art, music, food trucks and a beer garden in the historical setting of The Castle. Delegate tickets get you into the talks, panels and workshops lead by gaming industry experts.

Taking cues from international alternative games festivals, Playtopia marks South Africa's debut homegrown celebration of games and interactive art. Producing a series of surprise global hits, South Africa's game makers (and their unique creations) have landed up on the international map, and Playtopia stands to celebrate the country's diverse game development community, and inspire the next generation of creators, gamers and enthusiasts. Collecting the best of local art and games alongside international contemporaries, Playtopia promises to be one of a kind African gaming celebration.

Gamers, developers and event goers will have a plethora of games, music, food and experiential art to enjoy. Exhibitions by some of South Africa’s top interactive artists, 30+ alternative indie games, a Super Friendship Arcade room with games played on custom controllers, VR rooms and the international exhibition “Digital Gardens” created by A MAZE./Berlin.

Play with Ralph Borland’s robots, engage with the sensory art of Miranda Moss and Martin Wilson, marvel at the projection art of global artist Inka Kendzia and walk through the yarn art of embroidery artist Danielle Clough, along with various other artists showcasing custom designed playful objects.



EXHIBIT OPEN + DJ's // 19:00 - 01:00



// 10:00 - 01:00


EXHIBIT+TALKS + WORKSHOPS // 10:00 - 16:00



Ang - 19:00

Invizible (Bike set) - 19:30

R.U.R - 20:30

Sassquatch - 21:30

Invizible - 22:30

HAEZER - 23:30

Close - 01:00


Holy Funk - 18:00

Maramza - 19:30

Julia Robert - 20:45

Hello Beautiful - 22:00

Uppercut - 23:00

ANG - 00:00

Close - 01:00


(exhibit runs Friday - Sunday)

+Danielle Clough (Fiance Knowles Embroidery)

+Miranda Moss & Martin Wilson

+Inka Kendzia

+Ralph Borland (wire Robots)

+Method Lab

+Check My Plants (Botanical Installation Art) 

+Richard Pieterse (adult fort installation) 



Friday - Sunday 

+ 40 Indie Games on exhibition

+ A MAZE. Berlin "Digital Garden" exhibition in collaboration 

with Check My Plants, a living plant installation.

+ Super Friendship: Multiplayer Party People!

+ VR room

+ Interactive Arts Exhibition

+ Bands ,DJ's, VJ's (Friday + Saturday only) 

+ Beer Garden

+ Food Stalls


Weekend Pass - R320

Friday Pass - R150

Saturday Pass - R180

Sunday Pass - R120

Delegate Pass - R820

Delegates (limited tickets, R820) have additional access to exclusive talks by local and international game developers and experts working in the industry, participation in workshops and access to a private Delegate and Speaker bar. BOOKING ESSENTIAL and LIMITED.

Design by: Christi Du Toit -


- There is VERY LIMITED PARKING so we highly encourage taking a cab. Entrance in Sir Lowry St, follow the signs. 

- There will be security

- We will be using the BACK ENTRANCE to The Castle, PARKING ENTRANCE in SIR LOWRY STREET. 

- Strictly no under 18


- Bring ID

Additional information

Refund policy Refunds allowed (view policy)


Castle of Good Hope
Newmarket St, Foreshore, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa
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