Announcing the Freeplay 2018 Festival Team

Announcing the Freeplay 2018 Festival Team

Hello! We wanted to give you a quick update before ending 2017. After a completely sold out Parallels 2017 showcase during Melbourne International Games Week in October, Freeplay is now gearing up towards its 2018 festival, and we can’t wait to share all the exciting things we have planned!

Announcing Parallels: Freeplay’s 2017 Showcase!

Announcing Parallels: Freeplay’s 2017 Showcase!

Parallels highlights some of the most unique, experimental, personal, and alternative games being made at the fringes of Melbourne and Australia’s independent games scene today. Come and watch as local designers demonstrate and play their creations live on stage, and discuss their influences and creative passions.

A very Freeplay update: New director and suite of events for 2017-18

A very Freeplay update: New director and suite of events for 2017-18

Today, we’re thrilled to share some exciting news with you! First off, our very own Chad Toprak will be joining the Freeplay team as our new director, replacing Dan Golding who now serves on the Freeplay board. Chad is a game designer, curator, and academic, best known for his work with Hovergarden and more recently the Contours exhibition.

Freeplay in 2017 – Updates, Changes, and Your Chance to Get Involved

Freeplay in 2017 – Updates, Changes, and Your Chance to Get Involved

Welcome to Freeplay for 2017! After a quiet 2016, which we used to build up the organisation behind the scenes, we’re going to have an exciting year. Let me update you on a few things we’ve been up to, and on our plans for the future. We’ve added some terrific people to the Freeplay board over the last year.

Freeplay’s comment on arts and cultural funding in Australia

Recently, we’ve seen unprecedented cuts for arts funding in Australia. Freeplay, and the world of independent videogames, will not go by unaffected. Our director, Dan Golding, has written a comment for Kotaku Australia on the topic here.

Freeplay in 2016

After our biggest festival and biggest year ever in 2015 — ten days! — this year, we’re doing things a little differently. The festival as an organisation is evolving, and that means that instead of focussing on our annual festival bringing together game-makers,...

Online Festival: The Last Few Days

Earlier this week our Online Festival came to a close. In case you missed them, here are the panels that happened in those last few days, archived for your convenience. Every panel from the Online Festival can be found here. If you’re in Melbourne, don’t...

Online Festival: Weekend Panels

Our Online Festival continued over the weekend with a bunch of insightful panels. If you missed any of them, fear not! They are all archived on YouTube and you can watch them whenever you want. All videos of the Online Festival can be access on the Online Festival...

Online Festival: Australia From The Outside

Kicking off the Freeplay Online Festival last night, Siobhan Reddy (UK, MediaMolecule), Alex Hutchinson (Canada, Ubisoft Montreal), and Bennett Foddy (New York, Independent) discussed what it is like being an Australian games developer living overseas. They discussed...