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Announcing the mentors for the WordPlay 2022 Games Writing Mentorship Program

GamesHub and Melbourne International Games Week are excited to announce the mentors for the 2022 WordPlay Games Writing Mentorship Program

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Apply for the WordPlay 2022 Games Writing Mentorship Program

GamesHub and Melbourne International Games Week are excited to announce the return of the WordPlay Games Writing Mentorship Program

The inaugural participants of Wordplay, a games writing mentorship from GamesHub and Creative Victoria
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The Best Games of 2021, according to GamesHub's Wordplay cohort

The participants of GamesHub's inaugural games writing mentorship program with Melbourne International Games Week share their picks for the best…

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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…

Monomyth and the hero's journey in video games
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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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Australian Game Developers are Perfecting Simplicity

The pure elegance of a game’s design can be its most compelling feature.

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How COVID helped tabletop RPGs go mainstream

Tabletop role-playing games of all kinds, from Dungeons and Dragons to smaller, socially-focussed games, have reached vast new audiences in…

To have good representation in video games, you need to start offscreen
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Representation in video games starts offscreen

The theme for GCAP Conference 2021 was 'Raising the Bar,' but what does that look like in terms of representation,…

Melbourne Queer Games Festival: UserID, by Hua Cha
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Melbourne Queer Games Festival, the Glitch, and the Mortifying Ordeal of Being Perceived

Glitches are typically seen as mistakes in game development. But in the hands of queer game developers, the glitch becomes…

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