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Session Name: Independent Games Summit: How to Navigate the Fringes
Speaker(s): Chad Toprak
Company Name(s): Freeplay Independent Games Festival
Track / Format: Independent Games Summit

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Overview: In this talk, independent curator and experimental game designer Chad Toprak explores the intersections of games and art, while diving deep into his own creative practice of game making and curation.nnJoin along as Chad unpacks the lessons learnt, the dos and don'ts, and the crucial chunks of knowledge on how to navigate the fringes of game making as creative practice. Alongside all of this, Chad highlights the important role curation plays in this process and shares anecdotes from directing Freeplay, the world's longest-running independent games festival; curating the Contours exhibitions of Australian fringe game makers; and producing parties, gatherings, and events through Melbourne's curatorial-duo Hovergarden.nnChad articulates the importance of inclusion and care when approaching game making and curating, and how these values are threaded through his own work.

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