GCAP Loading


GCAP Loading (October 30th, 2016) is a new conference from the Game Developers’ Association of Australia specifically for student and graduate game developers to assist in kickstarting their careers post-graduation. With practical, experience-based talks on how to start your own games company (from those who have done so), how to freelance, how to get a job in the Australian industry and overseas, how to network and more, GCAP Loading will be an exciting new start to Melbourne International Games Week on October 30th!

Keynoted by legendary independent game developer Rami Ismail, co-founder and business guy at Vlambeer, GCAP Loading will feature a variety of Australia’s industry talent, from developers who’ve been in the industry for just a year to veterans with decades of experience.

GCAP Loading will take place on Sunday, October 30th at Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne.

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Talk Schedule


KEYNOTE – Rami Ismail (Vlambeer)


Starting a Company – Laura Voss & Joe Park (Harmonious Games)


Being a Freelancer – Kalonica (Freelance Artist)




What You Need To Know About Microtalks:

Narrative: Brooke Maggs (The Voxel Agents, Opaque Multimedia)

Art: Ed Blanch (Tin Man Games, Considerable Content)

Production: Narkisska Spruce (Well Placed Cactus)

Audio: Sally Kellaway (Zero Latency)

Community Management: Meg Betteridge (Lumi Consulting)


The Art of Finding a Job – Lauren Clinnick (Lumi Consulting)


Afternoon Tea


Imposter Syndrome – Marcus Grambau


Things I’ve Learned In My Career:


Lucy Morris (Chair, IGDA NZ, IGDA Boardmember)

Michael Vermeulen (Ludos Consulting, Group Pug)

James Everett (Magic Leap)

Julie Haehn (Xome, ex-Microsoft, Xbox)

Ken Wong (Mountains)


How to Network – Guy ‘Yug’ Blomberg (ReedPOP, PAX Australia)


Industry networking drinks

If you are interested in group bookings (5+), sponsorship or have any additional enquiries, please contact liam.esler@gdaa.com.au!

For more information on Game Connect Asia Pacific, please visit our website!



GCAP Loading is at Meat Market, 5 Blackwood St, North Melbourne.