Parallels: The Freeplay 2018 Showcase — October 25th
Parallels highlights some of the most unique, experimental, personal, and culturally significant games being made in the independent games scenes of Australia and beyond. Come and watch as our speakers demonstrate and play their creations live on stage, and share their creative inspirations and intimate journeys.
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Novena is a game about comforting a friend. Touch Melbourne is a game where you explore and interact with the city, and you meet up with a friend.
SIMULACRA is a realistic “found phone” horror game that takes place entirely on a mobile phone. A voyeuristic experience that combines point & click adventure games, found footage videos and fully realised phone apps.
Vignettes is a colourful exploration game without text or characters, where objects shapeshift as you spin them around to wander through a kaleidoscope of different moods and settings.
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Freeplay acknowledges the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, the Traditional Custodians of the Land upon which the festival takes place.
We pay respect to their Elders past, present, and emerging, 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.