Parallels ’23 Recording is up!

Parallels ’23 Recording is up!

It’s here! For those of you who weren’t able to be there in person, the recording of Parallels ’23 has been compiled and uploaded for your viewing and re-viewing pleasure. Huge thanks to ACMI for the recording and editing, we had a wonderful time and...
Submissions Open for The Freeplay Awards

Submissions Open for The Freeplay Awards

After a two-year hiatus, The Freeplay Awards return! The Freeplay Awards celebrate excellence in indie gaming in Australia, New Zealand, and Oceania. This year, submissions are open to digital & non-digital games released between 26th April 2021 and 22nd September...
Parallels ’23 Tickets on Sale!

Parallels ’23 Tickets on Sale!

It’s time! Parallels is back and set to roll into MIGW on Thursday the 5th of Oct, being co-presented by the wonderful folks at ACMI. Tickets are on sale now via the ACMI website! Starting at 6:30pm in ACMI’s Cinema One, this years line up includes such...
Parallels set for MIGW ‘23

Parallels set for MIGW ‘23

Freeplay is proud to announce the return of Parallels to the 2023 MIGW lineup, taking place at ACMI in Fed Square on Thursday October 5th. Highlighting curious and creative works from lovely and talented people, Parallels is a night of talks, play, stories and laughs....
Meet Mads, Louie and Tiara

Meet Mads, Louie and Tiara

Freeplay’s 2023 leadership team: Mads Mackenzie (front left), Louie Roots (front centre) and Creatrix Tiara (front right). Freeplay welcomes Mads Mackenzie and Louie Roots as our new co-directors – and Creatrix Tiara as our first Awards Lead.   Next year is...
Update on the Freeplay review

Update on the Freeplay review

Hello there, Freeplay friends!   As some of you may know, we’re taking some time this year to think about how we do Freeplay. A few months ago, we said goodbye to artistic director Chad Toprak, and we have not yet filled the vacancy. Parallels will still go ahead...
The Freeplay ZONE Has Been Shutdown Due To Noise Complaints

The Freeplay ZONE Has Been Shutdown Due To Noise Complaints

Following an all too familiar trend, it can be confirmed today that popular Melbourne games showcase venue, the Freeplay ZONE, will be closing its doors due to noise complaints made by residents of the recently built apartment block. “We recently came on to look...
🌸➡️ PARALLELS TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! ⬅️🌸

🌸➡️ PARALLELS TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! ⬅️🌸

Parallels is to return in person, with it’s one-night-only showcase of some of the most experimental, personal, and culturally significant work being made in Australia’s independent games communities today. Come and see your next favourite game! Paper House, the...
Paper House to host Independent Game Festival Freeplay: Parallels

Paper House to host Independent Game Festival Freeplay: Parallels

Paper House to host Independent Game Festival Freeplay: Parallels Hey friends! We’re delighted to announce that Freeplay Parallels will again be part of Melbourne International Games Week this year, taking place on Thursday 6th of October! Making it possible is...