About

Game Connect Asia Pacific

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier game development conference. Held every year during October, the conference spans two days and features a range of talks by industry luminaries. GCAP strives to deliver thought-provoking, creative and innovative sessions covering topics ranging from programming, art and design, to business management.

Each year, game developers, publishers, investors, education providers, media, and other key industry players from Australia and across the globe, gather together to discuss the rapidly evolving sector, identifying issues and opportunities affecting the industry.

 

The Walls We've Built Ourselves

The theme for GCAP ’18 is The Walls We’ve Built Ourselves. This year’s theme asks a complex question: are we making the right decisions? This question can be asked at every point of a game’s lifecycle; are we making the right decisions in design, demographic identification, technology choices, marketing strategies, artistic direction, business management? How do we know which decision is correct? Has our uncertainty stunted our creativity?

We’ve built our ‘walls’ to shelter us while we hone our craft, producing content enjoyed by the world. However, walls can also constrain innovation, discourage creative risk and blind us to what’s happening on the other side. BUT, walls are not permanent; they can be moved, re-imagined or torn down in response to necessary change.

F.A.Q

Who is GCAP aimed at?

GCAP aims to support developers who are at mid to senior levels of their career while remaining accessible to junior developers.

We also work to support disadvantaged developers through initiatives such as GCAP Assist and the International Speakers Program.

Australian Game Developer Awards

The AGDA’s are held annually on the Wednesday night of GCAP.  Sponsored in 2018 jointly by Epic Games and the City of Port Phillip.  Further details coming soon.

Where is GCAP held?

GCAP is held at the Melbourne Convention and Entertainment Centre located at 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006.

When do tickets go on sale and how do I buy them?

Will GCAP Loading run this year?

Unfortunately, GCAP Loading will not run this year. We are currently working on moving this event to a different time of year that is more suited to students. Watch this space for updates.

Is assistance available for low-income attendees?

GCAP Assist applications are closed for 2018.

The GCAP Assist Program is designed to assist early-career individuals and companies that might not have the financial means to attend.  GCAP Assist is limited to 20 delegates. Successful applicants will receive a complimentary full conference pass to GCAP and successful interstate applicants are also eligible for up to a small allowance towards travel and accommodation expenses in addition to the conference pass.

Can I submit an idea for a talk at GCAP?

Talk submissions are now closed for GCAP 2018

Is there a Code of Conduct?

Yes. All attendees, sponsors and speakers including staff are required to sign the Code of Conduct before participating in GCAP.
If you or someone else is made to feel uncomfortable or unsafe or have concerns with regards to a potential breach to the Code of Conduct, please see a GDAA team member, a GCAP Volunteer, or a satellite event team member.