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GCAP (Game Connect Asia Pacific) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event, providing valuable insights and connections for the game development industry. It serves as a platform to up-skill and connect the sector through education, knowledge sharing, and the establishment of personal and business networks.

We are looking for Speakers to be part of the program, plus Publishers and Investors to meet talented and experienced game developers who are pitching their projects.

When: Monday 7 – Wed 9 October 2024

Where: Melbourne, Australia

Who: The audience consists of mostly Australian game developers working in studios of various sizes. Also present are representatives from the broader games industry (local and international), publishers, investors, government stakeholders and games service providers.

Why: Australian game developers are creative, talented and have an enviable reputation around the world of producing unique, diverse and entertaining games. Recent Australian success stories include: Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical, Gubbins, Cult of the Lamb, and Unpacking.

Australia is also home to international studios such as Sledgehammer Games, EA Firemonkeys, Riot Sydney, Gameloft, Big Ant, Keywords plus well known independent businesses such as PlaySide, Mighty Kingdom, League of Geeks, Halfbrick, Team Cherry and Hipster Whale to name a few.

What is on offer:

Connections and introductions to the highly reputable, talented, friendly, collegiate and welcoming Australian games community.

A showcase of Australian made games and studios.

Presentations and invitations to key events across Melbourne International Games Week, such as PAX Australia to ensure you enjoy and maximise your time in Australia.

Connections to key industry players and government stakeholders who have on offer some of the most generous incentives globally to make games in Australia.

What our previous speakers have said:

Delivering a GCAP keynote is one of the highlights of my career. As an event, GCAP is a stunning display of the expertise and resilience of the Australian game industry, and being able to learn from their experiences – as well as share my own – was a rare privilege. The environment is safe, creatively liberating, and allows everyone present to speak with a vulnerability and transparency that is increasingly rare in the video games industry. I’d return in a heartbeat.” – Xalavier Nelson Jr., Strange Scaffold

“I can honestly say that GCAP is one of the best conferences I have attended in my career thus far. The curation of talks from brilliant minds across the industry is truly staggering. As one of the speakers for GCAP I have never felt more welcomed and supported in both the preparation phase and travel experience. GCAP is a deeply welcoming community of Dev that I was honored to be a part of last year and hope to do so again in the future. I strongly recommend this conference for anyone who craves thoughtful and insightful discussion about game dev and the industry at large.” Diandra Lasrado, Crystal Dynamics

I absolutely love GCAP and look forward to it every year! The talks are great, the ambiance is both professional and friendly, and they somehow manage to get the nicest attendees from the gaming industry!

Melbourne is one of my favorite cities in the world! The street culture, the food, and the sights are worth the trip alone! Not to mention that GCAP takes place during Melbourne Games Week, a week full of a variety of gaming events impossibly packed in a short amount of time. Huge expos, musical concerts, art game galleries, award shows, you name it they have it! Something for everydev! I would absolutely recommend going to GCAP! It’s more than worth the trip!” – Osama Dorias, Brass Lion Entertainment.

For more information, please reach out to:

Raelene Knowles, COO IGEA, raelene@igea.net

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