IGEA Announces AGDAs 2021


IGEA is delighted to announce that we will be celebrating the Australian games industry at the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) 2021 as an in-person, live event on Wednesday October 6th.

Our intention is to also stream the awards presentation in order to showcase the incredible Australian talent to the largest audience possible and ensure an accessible night for all.

We were so thrilled with the immense quality of games, studios and individuals that were nominated for awards last year and we can’t wait to see who and what will be revealed in 2021.

The award categories will look a little different this year, as we continue to grow and change with the feedback we receive from our community.

This year the categories will be:

Excellence in Art 

Excellence in Gameplay

Excellence in Narrative 

Excellence in Audio 

Excellence in Accessibility 

Excellence in AR/VR 

Excellence in Serious Games 

Excellence in Mobile Games 

Excellence in Ongoing Games (Games as a Service) 

Excellence in Emerging Games 

Game of the Year 

Studio of the Year 

The Raising the Bar Award (the thematic award) 

The Adam Lancman Award 

The Rising Star Award  

The criteria for the categories will also be updated based on feedback and will once again be made publicly available in the interests of transparency.

We’ve also made some changes to the process that should help streamline things and ensure that our judges’ opinions are heard.

Now, before we get ahead of ourselves, we need to recognise that the AGDAs are only made possible by the hard work of our judging panel.

If you’re interested in being a part of this incredible judging panel and helping to recognise and reward Australian talent, please apply to this year’s judging panel by filling out our:

Judging Application Form

The form only takes a few minutes to fill out so please register your interest as soon as possible, because submissions will close May 30th!

If you have any questions, please reach out to the AGDAs team via our email:  agdas@igea.net 

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