presented by:
Chad Toprak

Chad is an independent game designer, curator, and the current director of Freeplay, Australia’s longest running independent games festival. He is best known for his work with Hovergarden, Melbourne‚Äôs videogame curatorial duo, and Contours, an annual exhibition that highlights emerging contemporary Australian games and art. In the past, Chad has worked on award winning games such as Turnover, the four-player multigravity steal-the-ball-n-run frenzy, Cart-Load-O-Fun, a two-player collaborative physical game designed for trains and trams, and This Is Not A VR Game, an audio-only VR performance. In his spare time, Chad finds himself indulging in sour worms and wasabi flavoured peas.