Freeplay is the world’s longest-running independent games festival, located in Melbourne, Australia. Established in 2004, the festival embraces the fringes, spotlights grassroots artists and game makers, and acts as a response to and critique of the status quo. For over 18 years, Freeplay has been exploring the vital margins of independent, alternative, and experimental games culture. The festival continues to champion artistic exploration and experimentation in games and play, and positions game making as arts practice.
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 the...
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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 acknowledges the Wurundjeri & Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Custodians of the Lands upon which the festival takes place.
We pay respect to their Elders past and present, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the wider community and beyond.
Sovereignty was never ceded, and this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.