Record numbers at Freeplay this year

Leigh Harris
Record numbers at Freeplay this year

The Freeplay festival has attracted over 2’200 attendees this year, marking its second year of consecutive significant growth.

The festival has grown from 1500 attendees in 2010 to over 2000 last year, across the Conference, Arcade, Expo and Awards.

Paul Callaghan, Outgoing festival Director, said: “As Freeplay has grown from 2 days to 5 days, bringing in new programming and connections, it’s exciting to see audiences responding to the festival – at the same time as the festival has responded to wider changes in the art and practice of game development.”

“I’m looking forward to seeing the festival grow in 2013 and beyond as we hand the festival over to a new director for the next stage in its evolution.”

Doubtless the successful festival, which is the largest independent games festival in Australia, will return next year, with the Freeplay organisers currently seeking a new director to take the helm.

Applications for the position of next year’s Director will close on Monday.

 

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Tags: festival , Paul Callaghan , independent development , Freeplay Festival , job opening

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