Oh Hey It’s Parallels: The Freeplay 2018 Showcase!

Oh Hey It’s Parallels: The Freeplay 2018 Showcase!

The wait is over! After a sell-out event last year, we’re super proud to announce the return of the Parallels showcase on October 25th, during Melbourne International Games Week! From the artsy, to the weird, to the provocative and punk. For over ten years,...
The Freeplay 2018 Awards Finalists Are Announced

The Freeplay 2018 Awards Finalists Are Announced

Hello everyone! We’re thrilled to reveal the 2018 Freeplay Awards Finalists. This year’s judging was perhaps the most challenging and difficult round of judging for Freeplay ever—not only were there more than double the amount of games submitted (151 in...
Freeplay 2018 – Keynotes & Theme Reveal

Freeplay 2018 – Keynotes & Theme Reveal

After several months of preparation and hard work, the Freeplay team is proud to reveal 2018’s keynotes and theme! Our amazingly talented Visual Art Lead, Marigold Bartlett, has crafted our beautiful new visual identity, inspired by this year’s theme. 🎉 We’re thrilled...
Meet 2018’s Programme Committee

Meet 2018’s Programme Committee

Hello everyone! We have some sweet news to share with you really soon, but before we do we wanted to introduce you to our fantastic 2018 Programme Committee. Built up of creatives from intersecting disciplines, these lovely folks will help shape the series of talks...
Announcing 2018 Freeplay Awards & Festival Dates

Announcing 2018 Freeplay Awards & Festival Dates

A huge hello and welcome to 2018 from the Freeplay family! We have lots of exciting things to share with you this year. First on our list is the 2018 festival dates. We’re happy to announce that we have a six-day festival planned for this year, and the dates for...
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...
Announcing Parallels: Freeplay’s 2017 Showcase!

Announcing Parallels: Freeplay’s 2017 Showcase!

We’re excited to announce that Parallels is back this year and is officially part of Melbourne International Games Week! From the artsy, to the weird, to the provocative, to the punk. For over ten years, Freeplay Independent Games Festival has been exploring...
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! New Director of Freeplay 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,...
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...

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...