Alt-Shift-Play Brings Australian Indie Games to Kuala Lumpur

This 2-4 December, Kuala Lumpur’s Muzium Telekom will play host to Alt-Shift-Play, an exhibition of contemporary Australian independent videogames. The free exhibition will be presented as part of Australia now, the Australian Government’s flagship diplomacy program.

Curated by Chad Toprak, the exhibition will feature critically acclaimed hits alongside rare cultural gems, from award-winning titles like Cult of the Lamb to commissioned micro-games like Apartment. Game developers, designers, students, families and children are invited to gather, play, and hear from emerging and established Australian artists and game makers.

In addition to hosting playable games, Alt-Shift-Play features a series of short talks by some of the creators of the games on display, and also offers hands-on workshops for artists and creatives from all walks of life.

We’re absolutely delighted to be bringing over 20 of the most exciting Australian independent games that have come out over the last five years. I’m personally thrilled to be organising this event in Malaysia as it’s grown to become my second home. I adore and admire the local games scene, I love the food and the art, and can’t wait to bring the exhibition to life!

My team and I are extremely grateful for the opportunity and all the support we’ve received from the Australian government and our amazing local partners in Kuala Lumpur, and we look forward to the Malaysian community experiencing the exhibition and the rich cultural vibrancy that videogames as an artform has to offer.

Chad Toprak, Curator and Creative Producer of Alt-Shift-Play.

This exciting event showcases the best of Australia’s independent videogames – which demonstrate our nation’s innovation and creativity. Australia, like Malaysia, is home to a fast-growing games industry. Our cutting-edge games studios, and our quality universities, including at the UOW Malaysia KDU campus here in KL, support students wishing to learn digital games skills and work in the field. This event will provide a springboard for even stronger connections between Malaysia and Australia in this industry.

Justin Lee, Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia.

The exhibition is organised by Chad Toprak, Helen Kwok, and Hsin Yang Ho in partnership with the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade along with the Australian High Commission Kuala Lumpur. The exhibition was made possible with event partner Filamen, venue partner Muzium Telekom & Yayasan TM, and hardware partner ROG – Republic of Gamers Malaysia.

The full program of games, talks, and workshops can be viewed on Alt-Shift-Play’s official website. Follow the Alt-Shift-Play conversation using the hashtag #AltShiftPlay, or on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

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