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...
Announcing Parallels 2021 – Freeplay’s MIGW Showcase

Announcing Parallels 2021 – Freeplay’s MIGW Showcase

We’re excited to host Parallels 2021 at 7PM on Thursday, October 7th 2021, during Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW). Tune in as our speakers play and talk about their creations, origin stories, creative inspirations, and intimate journeys.

Freeplay 2021 – Dates & Theme Announced

Freeplay 2021 – Dates & Theme Announced

Hello and welcome to Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2021! The Freeplay team have been working hard over the last few months, and we’re delighted to announce a hybrid physical-digital festival for 2021. Freeplay 2021 will take place across six days on June...
Announcing Parallels – Freeplay’s 2020 Showcase

Announcing Parallels – Freeplay’s 2020 Showcase

Join us at 7PM on Thursday, October 8th 2020, during Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW) as our speakers play and talk about their creations while sharing their origin stories, creative inspirations and intimate journeys.

Freeplay 2020 – Dates, Theme & Keynote Announced

Freeplay 2020 – Dates, Theme & Keynote Announced

After many months of hard work, deliberation, and adapting to changing circumstances, the Freeplay team is happy to announce that we’re returning this year with the new and exciting 2020 Freeplay Digital Festival, an online edition of the festival you’ve...