Submissions now open for The AGDAs 2024!


1 May 2024: The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) will be celebrated on the evening of Wednesday, 9 October 2024, in Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Games Week. The AGDAs showcase the best Australian-made games to not only a local but a global audience, and cements Australia’s reputation as a uniquely creative and technically capable community of game creators.

The AGDAs is one of the first awards shows on the global calendar of events, and recent winners such as Stray Gods: The Role-Playing Musical, Gubbins, Cult of the Lamb, and Unpacking have not only achieved glory at The AGDAs but also global recognition and success at awards ceremonies across the globe. With numerous and diverse game projects either recently released or imminently due, we expect 2024 to be no different.

Game submissions are now open for The AGDAs 2024, and it is the perfect way for developers to elevate their game creations. With 12 game awards categories and 3 career and culture awards, IGEA looks forward to again celebrating the talented teams and amazing individuals making an impact on industry and delivering this year’s unique and critically acclaimed games.


The AGDAs 2024 award categories are:


Excellence in Art

Excellence in Gameplay

Excellence in Narrative

Excellence In Sound Design

Excellence in Music

Excellence in Accessibility

Excellence in Mobile

Excellence in Mixed Reality

Excellence in Impact

Excellence In Live Service

Excellence in Emerging

Game of The Year


Studio of The Year

The Adam Lancman Award

The Rising Star Award



Make a Games Submission

Make a Career & Culture Awards Submission

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The AGDAs would not be possible without the generous support of our industry partners. If you would like to support the Australian games industry, please reach out to our Director of Industry Development, Ceri Hutton, to discuss what sponsorship opportunities are available.


About The AGDAs

The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by the Australian game development community.

Since 2020 The AGDAs have been run by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) – the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry.

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About IGEA

IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) is the peak industry association representing the voice of Australian and New Zealand companies in the computer and video games industry. IGEA supports the games industry’s business and public policy interests through advocacy, research and education programs. For more information, please visit

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