The Action Points Podcast! Episode 82: Freeplay with Dan Golding

In this episode:

We are joined by Dan Golding, director of the Freeplay Independent Games Festival as we discuss the history and role of Freeplay and how it has changed and adapted together with the video games medium. We also talk a little about the Australian video games development scene, and obviously Aaron has to bring up board games.

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Episode 82 – Freeplay with Dan Golding

Music: Theme for Harold (var. 2) by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a CC Attribution 3.0.

Links for the things we talked about:

You can find out more on this year’s Freeplay at their website.

Freeplay Symposium with Austin Wintory

Freeplay Sunday Morning Sessions

Freeplay Online Festival


Freeplay Fete

Catnips by SK Games

Freeplay came out of the Next Wave festival.

The comic artist I was talking about is Jason Shiga. Check out this article on him at Boing Boing.

To Be Or Not To Be

Board Games Up Late at Freeplay

Pop Up Playground

1000 Cities – A Ride of Passage, which involved the Melbourne bike share programme

Crossy Road


Escape from Woomera, and this article by Dan Golding on it.

I also really enjoyed this article on the history of wargames, Dungeons & Dragons and the involvement of female gamers.

2 responses to “The Action Points Podcast! Episode 82: Freeplay with Dan Golding

  1. Pingback: Selling a Horse at an Automobile Conference: Talking Australian Board Game Design at Freeplay 2015 | Action Points!·

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