Freeplay announces ‘Angles’ game makers festival for June 2024

Angles is set to take place over the first week of June 2024.
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Freeplay, with the support of Screen Australia, Creative Victoria, ACMI, and the City of Port Phillip, have announced a brand new game makers festival set to take place 1-8 June 2024 in Melbourne, Australia. As announced, Angles is a “a festival for game makers and those curious about play.” There will be three main events, with each spotlighting one aspect of game making or play in practice.

The festival will kick off on 1-2 June, with Port Melbourne Town Hall hosting full days of board games and TTRPG gameplay, including a Saturday Megagames production presented by Melbourne Megagames. This will be followed by a formal conference taking place 6-8 June at ACMI, designed to bring together “unique and curious talks from a diverse range of speakers” and with perspectives from “academic, creative and experimental approaches.”

Keynote talks from Everest Pipkin, a game developer, writer, and artist from central Texas, United States and Kris Antoni Hadiputra, founder of Toge Productions, from Jakarta, Indonesia, will be included in this conference.

On 6 June, there will also be a special Freeplay x ACMI X Works in Progress Night where developers will show off their WIP games, as selected by Freeplay.

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To round out the festival with a neat celebration, 8 June will host a Market at Missions to Seafarers. This market will end the festival with “a display of local crafts, artists, zines and games, set in a unique venue with music, food and drinks … A chance to connect with new makers, support each other and have a rad night out, the Markets will feature some new works made specifically for the site.”

This market will be open to everyone who purchases tickets to Angles when they launch, as a thanks for supporting the new event. Notably, tickets are not for sale just yet, but there is likely to be more news in the coming days.

Stay tuned for an update from Freeplay as the final details are sorted, and tickets go online for sale.

Leah J. Williams is a gaming and entertainment journalist who's spent years writing about the games industry, her love for The Sims 2 on Nintendo DS and every piece of weird history she knows. You can find her tweeting @legenette most days.