What is Gaming?
Gaming is all about fun, relaxation and entertainment, as you immerse yourself into playing a game. It might take 10 minutes - or 10 hours! It's a fantastic way to unwind, de-stress, and escape into different worlds while bonding with friends and fellow gamers.
Types of Gaming
Since the beginning of history, people have played games together. It’s a fun way to spend time with friends old or new, actively engaged rather than being a passive spectator. Here’s a few of the most popular types of gaming, to suit all ages and stages.
Tabletop games bring people together around a table to play board games, card games, and role-playing games. It's an immersive and interactive way to have fun, exercise your creativity, and challenge your strategic thinking.
Video gaming is an individual form of gaming, playing electronic games on computers, phones or gaming consoles, using your keyboard, controllers and a screen. In the massive and evolving world of video games, many do include social interaction with other videogamers in multiplayer online mode.
Virtual Reality (VR) gaming
Playing games in VR is next-level video gaming using your whole body. With immersive headsets, controllers and programming, VR takes the player right into a 3D-simulated game world. As you play, the game reacts in real-time.
Role-playing is your chance to transform into a game character and act as that character, playing out a game, together with a group of roleplay gamers. It’s highly interactive and social and could involve a thrilling battle, a deep mystery, an adventure - or all of these! It’s like being part of a movie, where you decide how the story unfolds.
Gaming in Rockhampton
how to get involved
Rockhampton is fortunate to have vibrant community groups and businesses offering a wide range of entertainment options year-round. Naturally, many people play games at home, but you can also get involved in public gaming groups, including:
Local group Capricorn Tabletop who run free sessions every Friday night and some weekend sessions.
Virtual World invites players in teams or alone to join in an Escape Room adventure, or try a VR game, with levels and styles to suit any player.
Millenium Comics and Collectables trade in all types of collectables and games, and run free and paid gaming days .
These local groups and businesses are also generously involved in presenting gaming fun all day at Capricon. It’s all part of your ticket, so bring your friends and try out a new game or a new gaming experience this year.
What gaming events are around Australia?
Pax Aus is arguably Australia’s best-known national convention dedicated solely to gaming. Hosted in Melbourne, expect three full days of tabletop gaming, interactive gaming, role-play games, with a massive trade hall and expert panels discussing trends, new releases and their best hints and tips.