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Cultivating Creativity in Australia:

The Future of Video Games


Cultivating Creativity in Australia:

The Future of Video Games


It's an exciting time for the video game industry in Australia, with developments in technology and platforms allowing indie developers to flourish, and reach new audiences. 

Public perception is slowly shifting, but the arts and culture sphere still seems exclusionary. With endless possibilities for the arts, tech and our economy, why is our interactive entertainment sector lagging?

Join us in re-igniting the games industry, with IGN's Lucy O'Brien leading the conversation. We have brought together the top voices in the industry and government to debate, discuss and strategise for building the future of Australia’s video game industry. 

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.

Siobhan Reddy, Co-Founder and Studio Director, Bafta Award Winning Media Molecule (UK). In 2013, BBC's Woman's Hour listed her as one of Britain's 100 most powerful women. In 2014, she was awarded Qantas Australian Woman of the Year, and also named in Fortune's 10 most powerful women in gaming. More recently she was the winner of the Advance Global Australian Awards, which celebrate talented Australians living overseas.

Giselle Rosman, executive producer at The Global Game Jam and director of the International Game Developers Association in Melbourne. 

Guy 'Yug' 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

We will look at the brain drain, government support, artistic recognition and social stigma. 

All attendees are invited to contribute to the conversation at our Voice Box station. 

Come learn, challenge your ideas and voice your opinions on the growing games industry in Australia. 


Cultivating Creativity in Australia

Date:         7th June 

Time:        6:30-9:30pm

Location:Darlinghurst Theatre Company,

                39 Burton St

                Darlinghurst, NSW 2010


Tickets:   From $15 +BF





What we do 


On The Floor brings together the brightest minds in Australia to debate, discuss and explore the social and political issues that young people care about. Young people are often left out of the conversation and their issues concerns are rarely addressed when building our future. Our unique interactive panels and discussions gives the individuals attending as well as panellists the opportunity have their voices heard. 


On The Floor’s main goal is to make change, not noise. This is achieved through working with governments to ensure that the discussions form our panel and all of our attendees feedback gets into the hand of the people making the changes. Our topics are chosen to reflect issues that government are currently working on to have maximum impact. 


On The Floor is here to serve the people, in the interest of public debate and democracy. 

Have your voice heard and build the future that you want to see.



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Who are we?


On the Floor is Sydney based non profit founded in 2015 by Ollie Henderson and Cass Mao.   Other members of our team are Arca Bayburt and Simone O'connor