The Vivid lights and cultural festival has become a fixture in the Sydney social calendar, and as the years have progressed its collaboration with video games has slowly increased. That's set to increase in 2016, with On The Floor hosting a series of panel discussions with prominent politicians, developers and figures within the gaming industry.
Photo: On The Floor
The first of the panels, titled Cultivating Creativity in Australia: The Future of Video Games, will be held on June 7 at the Darlinghurst Theatre. Hosted by local veteran journalist Lucy O'Brien from IGN, the panel will run for three hours and cover the state and future of the Australian video game industry.
The panel will also star:
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.
Giselle Rosman, executive producer at The Global Game Jam and director of the International Game Developers Association in Melbourne.
Guy Blomberg, of PAX Australia and Oz Comic Con who also founded the first video game bar in Australia, Mana.
Antony Reed, CEO of The Game Developers' Association of Australia in Melbourne
Siobhan Reddy, co-founder and studio director of Media Molecule
Tickets start from $20 and are available through Moshtix, with the pre-sale $15 early bird offering having run out. The event kicks off from 6:30 PM, and the theatre is capable of seating around 200 people according to the Darlinghurst Theatre's website.