On The Floor Presents: Cultivating Creativity in Australia, The Future of Video Games

On The Floor Presents: Cultivating Creativity in Australia, The Future of Video Games
When:
07 Jun 2016
18:30 - 21:00
Location:
Darlinghurst Theatre Company, 39 Burton St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

It's an exciting time for the video game industry in Australia, with developments in technology and platforms allowing indie developers to flourish, and reach new audiences. 

Public perception is slowly shifting, but the arts and culture sphere still seems exclusionary. With endless possibilities for the arts, tech and our economy, why is our interactive entertainment sector lagging?

Join us in re-igniting the games industry, with IGN's Lucy O'Brien leading the conversation. We have brought together the top voices in the industry and government to debate, discuss and strategise for building the future of Australia’s video game industry. 

Senator Scott Ludlam, who led a Senate inquiry into the future of Australia's video game industry this year.

Nic Watt, game developer and creative director of one of Australia's leading independent studios of which he is a founder, Nnooo.

Siobhan Reddy, Co-Founder and Studio Director, Bafta Award Winning Media Molecule (UK). In 2013, BBC's Woman's Hour listed her as one of Britain's 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was awarded Qantas Australian Woman of the Year, and also named in Fortune's 10 most powerful women in gaming. More recently she was the winner of the Advance Global Australian Awards, which celebrate talented Australians living overseas.

Giselle Rosman, executive producer at The Global Game Jam and director of the International Game Developers Association in Melbourne. 

Guy 'Yug' Blomberg, manager of the largest games expo in the region PAX Australia and pop culture show Oz Comic-Con, with over a decade working professionally within the games entertainment industry. MCV Pacific listed him in their Thirty over 30 industry leaders list as “the most networked individual in the Australian games industry”.

Antony Reed, CEO of The Game Developers' Association of Australia in Melbourne

We will look at the brain drain, government support, artistic recognition and social stigma. 

All attendees are invited to contribute to the conversation at our Voice Box station. 

Come learn, challenge your ideas and voice your opinions on the growing games industry in Australia. 

 

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