Last night was the night of nights for the Australian Game Development industry, with the Interactive Games & Entertainment Association (IGEA) hosting the Australian Game Developer Awards, an event that aims to celebrate and recognise the success and achievements of Australian game developers.
There’s no denying that Australia’s reputation continues to enhance as it continues to release high-quality and creative games, and IGEA CEO Ron Curry stated that the ADGAs offered the industry the perfect chance to celebrate the talented and hard working creatives are within it.
“Australian developers create games that are enjoyed internationally, by millions of people, giving credence to the creativity, skill and hard work of our Australian studios. All of these games, studios, and individuals truly deserve these Awards – not just for video games, but for the work and contributions they have made to the wider screen sector.”
Below are all the winners from the event. Congratulations to all the winners and nominees.
The Adam Lancman Award: Steve Wang (Wargaming Sydney)
The Raising the Bar Award: Chad Toprak (Freeplay Independent Games Festival)
The Rising Star Award: Kathleen Smart (Joy Everafter Stories) & Ashley Van Wyngaard (Wargaming Sydney)
Studio of the Year: Black Lab Games
Game of the Year: Unpacking (Witch Beam)
Excellence in Art: The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur)
Excellence in Gameplay: Webbed (Sbug Games)
Excellence in Narrative: The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller)
Excellence in Audio: The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur)
Excellence in Accessibility: Unpacking (Witch Beam)
Excellence in Mobile Games: The Oregon Trail (Gameloft Brisbane)
Excellence in Serious Games: Sharmila (Chaos Theory Games and the World Food Programme)
Excellence in Ongoing Games: Pico Tanks (Panda Arcade)
Excellence in Emerging Games: Video World (Things for Humans)