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Free Play (2004)

March 19th, 2008 by marcus

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Free Play is Australia’s largest independent computer game developer’s event. It took place for the first time in 2004 in a low fi converted former Karate dojo in inner city Melbourne before growing up and moving into the Australian Centre for the Moving Image where it took place again in 2005 and 2007. Free Play caters for independent and DIY game developers, creatively frustrated professionals, game development students, digital artists and new media academics.

Free Play is the game equivalent of hand-held, no budget, lo-fi, 4-track DIY and it’s probably one of the best and most vibrant areas of Australian culture. Free Play began as the result of a shared frustration with Katharine Neil about the inability of independent voices to be taken seriously and gain traction in both the games industry and Australian culture more generally. We put our heads together and came up with the concept of an event that continues to this day.

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