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Cult of the Lamb takes GOTY at the 2022 AGDAs

Congratulations to all the winners of this year's Australian Game Developer Awards!

Cult of the Lamb has won big at the 2022 AGDAs, or Australian Game Developer Awards.

Massive Monster’s cult hit — pun intended — walked away with four big awards including Game of the Year. It also won for Excellence in Gameplay, Excellence in Music and Excellence in Art.

Studio Drydock also came up big tonight, with its Wylde Flowers winning the Excellence in Narrative Games and Excellence in Mobile Games categories.

“With such a high calibre of games nominated, shortlisted and crowned winners, we expect further global success for many of our Australian creators. Australia has a strong and well-deserved reputation across the world for developing innovative, unique, and fun games for all types of players,” said Ron Curry of the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA).

“The Australian games industry is thriving and with the long awaited, and still to be introduced DGTO, we are poised for future success,” Curry continued. “Coupled with the ongoing support from State governments and the new Games: Expansion pack from Screen Australia, our industry can continue to scale at a rapid pace.”

All winners from tonight’s event are as follows:

  • Game of the Year: Cult of the Lamb
  • Excellence in Art: Cult of the Lamb
  • Excellence in Gameplay: Cult of the Lamb
  • Excellence in Music: Cult of the Lamb
  • Excellence in Narrative: Wylde Flowers
  • Excellence in Mobile Games: Wylde Flowers
  • Excellence in Sound Design: Heavenly Bodies
  •  Excellence in Technical Design: Age of Darkness Final Stand
  • Excellence in Accessibility: Lost and Hound
  • Excellence in AR/VR: Table of Tales The Crooked Crown
  • Excellence in Serious Games (Applied/Impactful): Kinder World
  • Excellence in Emerging Games (Student or Early Career): Queer Man Peering Into A Rock Pool.jpg
  • Excellence in Ongoing Games (Games as a Service): The Oregon Trail
  • Rising Star Award: Raymond Corrigan
  • Ambition Award: Ryan McMahon
  • Adam Lancman Award: Clara Reeves
  • Studio of the Year: Gameloft

We spoke to Massive Monster’s Julian Winton and Jay Armstrong ahead of Cult of the Lamb‘s release.

Congratulations to all 2022 AGDA winners.

Steve Wright was proud to serve as a judge at the 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards and did so without the need to register any conflicts of interest.



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