Arcade Bunker

The Arcade Bunker brings to life the classic arcade experience by featuring both the newest releases and all-time favorite games during SXSW Gaming.

Competitors at the Killer Queen Arcade Bunker Tournament, 2018 - Photo by Trey Freeman

Competitors at the Killer Queen Arcade Bunker Tournament, 2018 - Photo by Trey Freeman

About Arcade Bunker


The arcade is one of the, if not the most, important parts of gaming history and culture. And SXSW Gaming brings it all back each year with its very own arcade at the Gaming Expo. With dozens of the finest classic arcade cabinets, and several newly-fitted rigs featuring the latest games, this unique area brings the rich gaming history of the arcade back to life for thousands of gamers to enjoy.

SXSW Gaming 2019 takes place in the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas from Friday, March 15 – Sunday, March 17.

Personalized Opportunities


Equipment Sponsorships

Want to see thousands of gamers enjoy hands-on experience with your brand at SXSW Gaming? Inquire about our equipment opportunities for all of the various gaming rigs and accessories found throughout the Arcade Bunker.

Organized Play

Have a game that would shine in the hands of a dedicated gaming audience? The Arcade Bunker will host dozens of play sessions and tournaments for each day of SXSW Gaming. Get ahead of the competition and inquire about how you can reserve a branded organized play opportunity or space in the Arcade Bunker for SXSW Gaming 2019.

Special Events

Need a uniquely equipped space to execute a creative new idea or activation? Explore how to make a splash with your very own special event in a space that hosts dozens of classic arcade cabinets, several unique displays and specially-formatted consoles, and a veteran gaming staff with experience in all the latest trends.

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Exhibit at SXSW Gaming

Interested in showing off your latest product, project or game in an exciting and energetic atmosphere? With an attendance expanding beyond 55,000 attendees in 2018, the SXSW Gaming Expo is the perfect place to do so! Learn more about exhibiting at the SXSW Gaming Expo in 2019 today!

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Attend SXSW Gaming 2019

Join us March 15-17 to experience the best in gaming culture featuring a sprawling Gaming Expo, a one-of-a-kind awards show, unmatched industry programming, tournaments, competitions, and more. Get your official SXSW Gaming Wristband today!

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