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Parallels: The Freeplay 2022 Showcase


Paper Housethe wannabe “Indie Darlings” and “Bookshop Owners” of the Melbourne games scene have been blessed with the weighty privilege of curating Parallels this year. Take out a casual 2 hours of your Thursday night and gaze in awe at the wonderful selection of games that will be showcasing this year.

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!


RMIT University – Building 80
Level 02, Room 07
435-457 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Thursday 06 Oct 2022. RMIT Building 80, Level 02 Room 07.

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Here is the lineup

Mars First Logistics Screenshot

Mars First Logistics

Ian & KalonicaShape Shop 

An open world physics simulation game where you transport awkwardly shaped cargo between outposts using your own mechanical creations.

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Future Folklore

Kati & HayleyGuck

Australia’s first ever Aboriginal-led mobile game, Future Folklore invites you to restore the bush and Care for Country through a uniquely Indigenous lens, all located in a futuristic fantasy Australian-bush-inspired setting.

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Darcy & JessicaStudio Folly

Gubbins is a friendly puzzle game where you place tiles to construct words, with the help and hindrance from weird little pals called Gubbins.

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WizardChess; Song of the Fae

Ben & RickytwoPM studio

A deckbuilding roguelike where chess meets magic the gathering. Step into the shoes of an egomaniacal Bard to master WizardChess and scribble your name into every history book. It’s equal parts Chess, Deckbuilding and Tactics RPG blended into the perfect balance of strategy and luck.

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Letters to Arralla

Chantel, Nat & AlexPink Clouds

You are a newly recruited mail-turnip delivering letters, parcels and packages to the island’s residents. As you soak up the sunny views and meet the interesting townsfolk, you being to inadvertently help and heal them through the process of kindness, friendship, and express delivery!

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Isopod: A Webbed Story

Riley & NoahsBug

Roll like a marble, munch tasty leaves, and kick out the invading fire ants! Its a big adventure for a little isopod.

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Bits and Bops

Rose & EvanTempo Labs

Bits & Bops is an upcoming collection of original rhythm mini-games for PC. It will feature over 20 mini-games filled with catchy music, snappy gameplay and hand-drawn animation.

Conscript Screenshot


JordanCatchweight Studio

During the First World War, a lone French soldier must navigate twisted trenches, scavenge for limited supplies and solve complex puzzles – all whilst fighting for survival in the midst of mankind’s most brutal and horrifying conflict. CONSCRIPT is a new take on classic survival horror.

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Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County

Grace & TomWorm Club

In the exciting series finale, The Detective and Lobster Cop are tasked to solve the conundrum of a sheriff-less county. But not all is as it seems here, when a surprisingly simple solution to the case reveals a sinister scheme…

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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.

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