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 topics including why they left, the geographical challenges facing game developers in Australia, whether there is such thing as an ‘Australian videogame’, and offered advice to other Australian developers taking the leap.

Check out the Online Festival’s program for other panels that you can watch live from our homepage over the next week, or catch up on later via the YouTube archive.