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Freeplay Festival secures future with funding from Creative Victoria

Australia's beloved independent games festival Freeplay has received a significant funding grant from Creative Victoria, securing its future.

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Freeplay: Parallels 2022 - Everything we learned

Freeplay: Parallels was a time to celebrate small local games, and learn some much-needed lessons.

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Freeplay: Parallels returns in 2022 to showcase new Australian games

The showcase of artful, independent Australian games returns in 2022 as a physical event.

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All the Big Video Game Events in 2022

There's a ton of video game events happening throughout 2022. Here's the ones we're keeping track of.

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Freeplay announces 2021 'micro-scale' game commissions

Freeplay is currently showcasing a range of commissioned micro-games made by local Victorian developers.

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God, give me a body: How virtual events and museums can be better

In the lockdown era, virtual galleries and exhibitions strive for true-to-life immersion, but they're missing one key element. The video…

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Gamifying grief: learning how to say goodbye through video games

A new batch of game developers are turning loss into a playable experience in a way in order to explore…

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The Hero's Journey and Monomyth: Does it work for all games?

The classic idea of the Hero's Journey can be mapped easily to film and literature, but what about interactive games?…

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What are games for, if not community, collaboration and creativity?

Amidst an ongoing pandemic and the enlightening talks of the 2021 Freeplay Independent Games Festival, Stephen Pham reflects on what…

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2021 Freeplay Award winners announced, Umurangi Generation wins top prize

The 2021 Freeplay Independent Games Festival concluded over the weekend, but the Freeplay Awards are still to come. Here are…

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