Melbourne, Australia – 15 August 2016 – The Game Developers’ Association of Australia has announced nominations for the Australian Game Developer Awards are now open until September 2nd, 2016.

The Australian Game Developer Awards are an annual celebration of the talent that makes up the Australian game development industry. The AGDAs are managed by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA) and the event is held in conjunction with the Game Connect Asia Pacific conference (GCAP2016). Including awards such as Excellence in Art, Excellence in Design, Excellence in Audio, Technical Excellence, Innovation, Accessibility, Representation, Adam Lancman (community recognition), Game of the Year and Studio of the Year, the AGDAs are a highlight of the game developer calendar in Australia.

“The Australian Game Developer Awards is that time of year the Australian game development sector gathers to celebrate the achievements and hard work of the entire sector,” said Antony Reed, CEO of the GDAA. “With Australian-made games making frequent appearances on global sales charts competition for the awards is always tough, but ultimately the awards night is one of recognition of how much this sector continues to accomplish and amazingly talented people behind the games.”

The finalists and winners of the Australian Game Developer Awards will be announced at the Australian Game Developer Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. The ceremony will be attended by Game Connect Asia Pacific conference delegates and invited guests.

Tickets to the Australian Game Developer Awards are included as a part of GCAP registration, and attendance-depending may become available individually later this year.

ABOUT GCAP

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier game development conference, focusing specifically on skills development, addressing industry trends and international business matching. GCAP delivers thought provoking, creative and innovative sessions covering programming, art, design, management and more, from leaders in the local and international game development industry.

ABOUT THE GDAA

The GDAA advocates on behalf of member interactive entertainment development companies, associated industry companies, and interactive entertainment training providers to industry stakeholders including governments, publishers, and industry advisors to promote, grow and attract investment in the Australian games development industry.