GCAP Assist

The GDAA is very excited to announce that the GCAP Assist Program is returning in 2017!

The GCAP Assist Program is designed to assist early-career individuals and companies that might not have the financial means to attend GCAP in 2017. The intention of GCAP Assist is to support the next generation of development talent and new businesses by providing the means to learn, network and engage with industry peers at GCAP 2017.

GCAP Assist is limited to 20 delegates. Successful applicants will receive a complimentary full conference pass to GCAP 2017, which includes entrance to the Australian Game Developer Awards*. Successful interstate applicants are also eligible for up to $250 towards travel and accommodation expenses in addition to the complementary full conference pass.

Successful applications will be well thought-out, researched and written, with reference to specifics. Think about how you can get the most out of GCAP 2017 personally. How will you make use of the opportunity? Make sure you write more than a single paragraph. You need to show us that you are serious about this opportunity, and applications that are clearly an afterthought will not be considered.

This initiative is open to recent graduates and new game development businesses keen to attend GCAP 2017. You must be living in Australia to apply, and over the age of 18. Previous recipients of GCAP Assist are not eligible. The GDAA particularly welcomes applications from women and other underrepresented groups in the games industry.

For more information on GCAP 2017, please visit http://gcap.com.au

Applications close at 5PM on Sunday 10th September, 2017.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 15th September, 2017.


How to apply for GCAP Assist?

Head to our submission form and fill it out! Submissions close 5pm September 10th, 2017.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 15 September, 2017.


What happens if you’ve already purchased a GCAP conference pass?

If your application is successful and you have already purchased a conference pass for Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), your ticket will be refunded. You will receive a full GCAP pass, including an invitation to the Australian Game Developer Awards.

If you have bought a GCAP conference pass as part of a combination package, including Unite, PAX Australia or both, only the GCAP proportion of your spend will be refunded and your combination ticket will remain valid.

Unsuccessful applicants will be provided a registration code that will maintain early-bird registration pricing.


Are you eligible to apply?

If you are an Australian resident working in the games industry or a student studying games, and have not previously been a GCAP Assist recipient, you are eligible to apply. You must be over 18.


Who assesses GCAP Assist applications?

The application assessments will be conducted by a panel consisting of local industry veterans, including a representative of the Game Developers’ Association of Australia.