Freeplay 2018—INTERSECTIONS. May 22nd–27th.Freeplay is Australia's longest-running and largest independent games festival.
First established in 2004, Freeplay embraces the fringes, spotlights grassroots makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo. We invite artists, designers, coders, writers, players, makers, critics, academics, and students to Freeplay 2018 for a celebration of the artistry of independent games and playful culture beyond the mainstream.
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, from May 22nd to May 27th. We’re also happy to announce that submissions for the 2018 Freeplay Awards are now open!read more
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!read more
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.read more