Freeplay video game awards now open for submission

One of Australia's largest independent video game festivals opened its awards for submission last week, welcoming submissions from both local and international developers.

One of Australia's largest independent video game festivals opened its awards for submission last week, welcoming submissions from both local and international developers.

The Freeplay Independent Games Festival is an annual celebration of independent game development and developers held in Melbourne, Australia. Each year the festival concludes a week of panel discussions, lectures, and lemon jousting with an award ceremony naming the best games in each category as judged by a Freeplay-selected panel.

Submissions for 2012 are open across the following categories: Best Game, Best International Game (for non-Australian developers), Best Design in a Game, Best On-Paper Game, Best Art in a Game, Best Concept Art, Best Technical Innovation, Best Game Writing, and Best Audio.

Past winners of Freeplay awards include Alexander Bruce for Antichamber and Brawsome for McGuffin's Curse.

Submissions are open until August 20th. Announcement of shortlisted projects will take place on September 5th, with the awards recemony taking place on September 23rd.

For more information on entering, visit the Freeplay website.

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