GCAP Assist


With very special thanks to our fantastic sponsors, EA Firemonkeys, the GCAP Assist Program returns in 2016.

EA Firemonkeys are committed to supporting the Australian game developer community, and are excited to be helping bring people to GCAP!

The GCAP Assist Program is designed to assist individuals and companies that might not have the financial means to attend GCAP in 2016. 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 2016.

GCAP Assist is limited to 20 delegates. Successful applicants will receive a complimentary full conference pass to GCAP 2016, 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.

This initiative is open to recent graduates and new game development businesses keen to attend GCAP 2016.

* The Australian Game Developer Awards are held at a licensed venue so you must be over the age of 18 to attend.


How to apply for GCAP Assist?

Head to our submission form and fill it out! Submissions close September 30th, 2016.

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by Friday 7 October, 2016.


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.


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.


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