Freeplay Independent Games Festival: Freeplay Awards

For Immediate Distribution

23rd June 2010– Freeplay Independent Games Festival today announced the inaugural Freeplay Awards!

There are up to eight categories - Best Game, Best Design in a Game, Best On-Paper Design, Best Art in a Game, Best Concept Art, Best Technical Innovation, Best Game Writing and Best Audio.

“We’re very excited to be celebrating indie creativity with these awards,” said Eve Penford Dennis, co-director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival.“There’s been a lot of interest in the indie games scene in Melbourne especially, and there are many developers finding success with their indie projects. With these awards, we can acknowledge their hard work and creativity. Furthermore, with categories such as Best Concept Art and Best On-Paper Design, we can encourage developers and artists who are not currently involved in larger game projects, and those people who are at the prototyping stage.”

Freeplay will be accepting entries until 11:59pm on the 19th July, and winners will be announced at the Freeplay Independent Games Festival on the 15th August 2010. Competition details are available at www.freeplay.net.au.

The Freeplay Independent Games Festival will be held at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne, on the 14th and 15th August 2010. Tickets will cost $20 and will go on sale in July.

For more information on Freeplay, visit www.freeplay.net.au, email info@freeplay.net.au, or contact us on the details below.

Paul Callaghan

M: +61 402 572 993

E: paul@freeplay.net.au

Eve Penford-Dennis

M: +61 414 415347

E: eve@freeplay.net.au


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