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GCAP Invest Programme

GCAP Invest is an integral part of the GCAP 2021 program and is made possible by the generous support of Creative Victoria. The aim of GCAP Invest is to provide GCAP attendees with the latest information about the investment landscape locally and abroad, plus connections to the investment community and various funding options for individual…

2021 Australian Game Developer Awards finalists announced

Sydney, 9 September 2021 – Australian video game development peak industry body, the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA), today announced the finalists for the 2021 Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs). The AGDAs honour the incredible skill, talent, and creativity of game developers in Australia across 15 categories. This year’s AGDAs will be held online on…

GCAP 2021 Schedule is live and The Big Ant Big Hug Ticket offer returns for 2021!

GCAP 2021 is fast approaching and we are all very much looking forward to catching up with our colleagues and friends. IGEA’s aim for GCAP 2021 is to (virtually) Raise the Bar – to grow, mature, improve, move forward and build upon our reputation as both a highly creative, skilled sector, and thriving community. The…

GCAP 2021 Goes Digital

With the Covid situation around Australia sadly not improving and the continuing inability for people to confidently travel domestically, IGEA have taken the decision to deliver GCAP 2021 as a virtual event. We know that the industry was looking forward to connecting in person this year, but safety and accessibility are at the centre of…

AGDA Extension of Deadline and Rule Change

Thank you so much to everyone who has already submitted for the AGDAs! The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. As the Australian industry continues to grow and evolve, game release deadlines are becoming more susceptible to change due to publishing agreements…

GCAP 2021 – Call for Speaker Submissions

Thank you for taking the time to check out the call for submissions for GCAP 2021, Raising the Bar. GCAP 2021 at this stage will be a predominantly physical event with some virtual elements for internationals, held 4-6 October 2021, with the theme ‘Raising the Bar’. As usual for GCAP, this year’s content will be…

Nominate your game now for the 2021 Australian Game Development Awards

The AGDAs team are delighted to announce that submissions for the 2021 Australian Game Developer Awards are now open. The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. The AGDAs are managed by IGEA, with the award ceremony to take place at GCAP, this…

Excellence In Accessibility Award

Happy Global Accessibility Day! This year, we wanted to highlight a decision made across the award categories for the AGDAs 2021. Based on community feedback, and in collaboration with Accessibility Specialist Ian Hamilton, the AGDAs team wanted to re-evaluate how we approached accessibility in the AGDAs judging criteria. We believe that accessibility should be in…

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…

GCAP 2021 – Raising The Bar

  Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) enters its 16th year, where for the second time IGEA takes responsibility for delivering this highly renowned and internationally recognised conference.  GCAP’s focus is to provide professional development to the expanding and maturing Australian game development industry, plus provide invaluable networking experiences.  GCAP 2021 is scheduled to take place on 4-6 October 2021 in Melbourne and will be a key part of Melbourne International Games Week.  The intention for…

GCAP 2020 on YouTube

We were thrilled with the talks at GCAP 2020, and we can see that our attendees loved them too. In case you missed any, please subscribe to our YouTube channel  as we will be uploading them over the coming week or so for your information and enjoyment.

WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR THE 2020 AUSTRALIAN GAME DEVELOPER AWARDS

League of Geeks, SMG Studio and many more rewarded Sydney, 7 October – The Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) has wrapped up the 2020 Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) with winners taking home awards across 15 categories. The night was hosted by Australian comedian, actress, singer and variety streamer, Jordan Raskopoulos. The two big…