Australian Game Developer Awards 2018

This year’s Awards showed the full breadth, scale and talent of the Australian Games Industry.

We are incredibly proud of all the applicants and award recipients

It will be hard – Hien Pham

That Boy Is A Monstr – Sav Ferguson

Super Starfish – Protostar Games

The Adventure Pals – Massive Monster

Paperbark – Paper House

Earthlight: Lunar Hub – Opaque Space

Florence – Mountains

Rumu – Robot House

Industry Champion – Liam Esler

Adam Lancman Award – Giselle Rosman

Game of the Year – The Gardens Between – The Voxel Agents

Studio of the Year – Team Cherry

The GDAA would like to thank the sponsors for the 2018 Australian Game Developer Awards for their ongoing support and assistance.

Australian Game Developer Awards

The Australian Game Developer Awards is the premier national event celebrating outstanding games and achievements by Australian game developers.

The Awards are managed by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia (GDAA), and are made possible due to the generous sponsorship of Epic Games and the City of Port Phillip.


All winners will be selected by the Australian Game Developer Awards Committee based on nominations received during the nomination period. The Award Committee is comprised of external experts, with a strong knowledge of the game development industry.

Judges will rate each nominated submission based on a qualitative review process and the scores will be standardised and averaged using an algorithm to ensure proper process.

The Awards Committee members are not paid for their contribution and will abstain from any votes in the event that a conflict of interest arises.

The decisions of the Awards Committee are final and no further correspondence will be entered into once judging is complete.


Wednesday the 24th of October



St Kilda Town Hall

99A Carlisle St, St Kilda VIC 3182


Entry to the Australian Game Developer Awards is part of a Full GCAP Pass, GCAP Speakers Pass, and GCAP Sponsors Pass.

If you are not attending GCAP but wish to attend the awards, tickets are available via Eventbrite (sales close on the 23rd of October at 5pm AEST)

Getting to the Event


-Car’s can drive right up to the front door of the hall

-Balaclava station is located 400m from the venue.

-Trams 3, 16 and 67 stop directly outside of the hall or within a short walking distance


The AGDA’s do not have a dress code, however, as a special event for the Australian industry many people use the occasion as an excuse to wear their best.