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PAX Australia: expo culture, videogames, and exclusion

Daniel GoldingMar 26, 20133 Comments

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.

INTERVIEW: Katie Williams and Harry Lee, the new directors of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival

INTERVIEW: Katie Williams and Harry Lee, the new directors of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival

Daniel GoldingDec 12, 2012

After four years under the direction of Paul Callaghan, the Freeplay Independent Games Festival today announced Katie Williams and Harry Lee as incoming co-directors. Game On sat down with them to talk about the future of the festival.

The ambiguous politics of the first Australian Games For Change festival

The ambiguous politics of the first Australian Games For Change festival

Daniel GoldingNov 26, 20123 Comments

Games For Change is an international organisation with a lot of reach. Why, then, was its first Australian festival lacking an agenda for change?

Journey: An evening with Robin Hunicke

Daniel GoldingOct 30, 20122 Comments

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.

Reshaping the national story at GCAP 2012

Reshaping the national story at GCAP 2012

Daniel GoldingOct 22, 2012

At this year's Game Connect Asia Pacific conference, the mood was split between change and consolidation for videogame makers.

Talking through mediums: conversations at the Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2012

Talking through mediums: conversations at the Freeplay Independent Games Festival 2012

Daniel GoldingSep 28, 2012

The speakers and attendees at this year's Freeplay Festival pushed beyond the dialogue that we’ve been rehearsing for years about videogames and other media, aiming for something a little deeper, a little more rewarding, and hopefully, a little more honest.

Stickets, Splice win at Freeplay Awards

Daniel GoldingSep 26, 2012

Last weekend, the Freeplay Independent Games Festival awards showcased a diverse array of interesting and exciting new Australian videogames — and some confused Americans eating a jar of Vegemite. We've got the full details.

Freeplay Independent Games Festival announces program, international keynote

Freeplay Independent Games Festival announces program, international keynote

Daniel GoldingSep 11, 20121 Comment

There are many reasons that Mel

Upcoming events in Brisbane and Melbourne

Upcoming events in Brisbane and Melbourne

Daniel GoldingJul 12, 2012

After almost two weeks of Game Maste

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Game Masters, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Game Masters, Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Daniel GoldingJul 10, 20122 Comments

The real highlight of Game Masters, however, is saved until its final section. The ‘Indies’ area exudes an effortlessness and fluency both in its design and curation. T

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