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, Mar 26, 2013
Though the news that the famous Penny Arcade Expo would be coming to Melbourne in 2013 was greeted with excitement, the Penny Arcade brand has a history of exclusion and harassment that should be watched closely.
, Nov 26, 2012
Games For Change is an international organisation with a lot of reach. Why, then, was its first Australian festival lacking an agenda for change?
, Oct 30, 2012
Watching Robin Hunicke play Journey—the videogame she worked on at thatgamecompany—at ACMI last week was a revelation. It was, in more ways than one, a moment to find your place in the universe.
, Sep 11, 2012
There are many reasons that Melbourne has, for the last few years at least, felt like the focal point for videogames culture in Australia. Among these, though—the game jams, the huge amateur and professional community, the cultural and educational institutions—the Freeplay Independent Games Festival stands out as a clear exclamation point. Freeplay is for Australia’s […]
, Jul 10, 2012
There’s no doubt that Game Masters is about as good as an exhibition of videogames could presently hope to be. It is among the best—if not the best—of its kind. If anything, Game Masters proves that videogames belong in cultural spaces: not just as part of the conversation, as a box to tick to prove […]
, Apr 16, 2012
“Is this even a real orchestra?” It was a joke, obviously, from Scott Kurtz, one of the three hosts for the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra’s Videogames Unplugged: Symphony of Legends concert last Thursday. Behind the joke, though, lay the sting of needing to justify this strange event, the collision of mass and niche cultures, of videogames […]
, Mar 23, 2012
EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re very happy to bring you our first guest post here at Game On today. Dale Leorke is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne and is currently travelling in the USA for research. The opportunity to run his insightful review of the recently-opened The Art of Video Games exhibition at the […]
, Mar 09, 2012
Regular videogaming news isn’t something that Game On usually covers. However, very occasionally there are items of note that are worth keeping track of in any context, if only to keep an eye on games culture and the future possibilities of design. The Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards are one such event worth noting. The […]
, Jan 31, 2012
For Game On’s first post on the Melbourne game jam, click here. “They’re pretty casual,” says Giselle Rosman, the organiser of the Melbourne chapter of the Global Game Jam. It’s 2.35 on Sunday afternoon, and the 110-odd participants at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus have been making videogames almost non-stop for forty-eight hours. Most have […]