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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.


The first video game to enter the collective consciousness was Pong, released into the world in the early 1970s. In 2016, the games industry is a Hollywood-dwarfing multi-billion-dollar behemoth. Even by the standard of the mechanisms of our government so often moving at a glacial pace, waiting more than 40 years to take a closer look at the industry seems like quite an oversight.


This year Greens Senator Scott Ludlam came to PAX Australia, attending the 'Meet The Brains In Charge Of The Aussie Games Industry' panel before spending time at the Diversity Lounge and the show floor. Here, writing for Kotaku Australia, he explains why.


It can be difficult to digest the entirety of PAX Australia -- there's so many games, panels, people and costumes to see.

To help the digestive process, here's our entire coverage of the event from the minute the doors opened (well, to the queue area anyway) to the minute the doors closed.


When the Australian government struck a red line through $10 million of federal funding for video games, the local industry was understandably upset. In response Greens Senator Scott Ludlam secured a government inquiry into the state of games development in Australia and what the government could do to help.

Just a friendly reminder: that inquiry is looking for submissions.