Parallels: Freeplay's 2017 Showcase. October 26th, 7PM-9PM!

Parallels highlights some of the most unique, exciting, experimental, and personal games being made in Australia's independent games scene today. Come and watch as local designers demonstrate and play their creations live on stage, and discuss their inspirations and creative passions. Discover new games and game makers, and find out what makes them tick. Join us on a journey to reveal the artistry and talent of Australia’s independent game makers. On for one night only during Melbourne International Games Week on Thursday, 26th October at 7PM. We hope to see you there!



Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand is a real-time story set in 1978 about a teenage girl who explores an airborne hospital and gets to know the patients within.

Totem Teller

Totem Teller is about discovering things alone. Explore a beautifully broken world of stories. Discover lost things in untold spaces. Choose how the story is Retold. Truth is in the Telling.

Putty Pals

Putty Pals is a colourful, bouncy, and squishy cooperative two-player platform puzzle game, challenging two players to communicate and solve problems together.

OfficeBots: Reality Bytes (VR)

OfficeBots: Reality Bytes is an interactive VR adventure game where you meet quirky robots who ended up working in a dreary office instead of following their dreams.

Road Trip & Do You Remember?

Road Trip is a short interactive piece that follows three friends on a road trip. Do You Remember is an atmospheric exploration game that tells a story of two lovers who have been separated from each other due to unfortunate events.

A Moment Between Us

A Moment Between Us is a collection of audio stories that are told simultaneously to multiple players. Each story requires two or more people who are in the same room as each other. After the stories are heard the players then come together to discuss how they felt.

Sandstorm, Reap & Planetarium

Sandstorm, Reap & Planetarium are games that entice a sense of exploration, discovery and feeling lost. Each game is full of hidden secrets and delightful surprises.

It Will Be Hard

It Will Be Hard is a 70-page erotic interactive comic. Using light choose-your-own adventure mechanics, YOU choose the nuances in the characters’ actions you wish to see in the story!

Action Loop

Action Loop is a 10 minute live art game by PlayReactive, a Melbourne-based play-making studio that creates unique interactive experiences, from videogames to installation art.


Florence is the story of the heartracing highs and heartbreaking lows of a young woman’s very first love. Players can experience every beat of Florence and Krish’s relationship through a series of bespoke gameplay vignettes.

Untitled Goose Game

Untitled Goose Game is a delightful game where you play as a horrible goose on a lovely weekday morning in the village.

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