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Australian Game Developer Awards 2021 winners named

Congratulations to all!

The Australian Game Developer Awards 2021 have concluded, and we’ve a listing of all well-deserving winners below.

Before we ge to the list, you can take a look at all nominated titles and studios here.

Got that? Then it’s time for the winners:

  • 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)

Congratulations to all nominated and winning games and studios!

Melbourne International Games Week runs over 2-10 October and includes the likes of Big Games Night InGames for Change, the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs)PAX AUS Online, a free two-day conference on audio design and the Melbourne Queer Games Festival 2021.


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