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GAME AWARDS:

Game of the Year
For outstanding achievement in a game that revolutionises the genre, shows exceeding excellence across categories and stands as a testament to what incredible games the Australian Games Industry can produce.

Excellence in Art
For outstanding achievement in the field of Art through taking the medium to a new and interesting style, unique creations, and/or through breath-taking visuals.

Excellence in Gameplay
For outstanding achievement in the field of Gameplay through high quality design, engaging and innovated gameplay.

Excellence in Narrative
For outstanding achievement in the field of Narrative design, innovation, and creative intrigue with the game narrative.

Excellence in Sound Design
For outstanding achievement in the field of sound design, audio engineering and voice acting.

Excellence in Music
For outstanding achievement in the field of music, composition and musical tone.

Excellence in Accessibility
For outstanding achievement in the field of Accessibility, in impact, inclusion and a reminder that gaming is for all.

Excellence in Mobile
For outstanding achievement in the field of Mobile gaming for engaging, innovative and immersive use of the technology and genre.

Excellence in Mixed Reality
For Outstanding Achievement in the field of AR, VR and XR for engaging, innovative and immersive
use of the technology and genre.

Excellence in Impact
For outstanding achievement in the creation of games that are designed to educate, transform and promote behaviour and/or attitude change.

Excellence In Live Service
For outstanding achievement in the field of Games as a Service, recognising the importance of maintaining high quality design whilst working with your community and welcoming new players onboard to a living product.

Excellence in Emerging
For outstanding achievement from emerging teams new to the industry who have created a game outstanding in concept, expectations, and achievements.

 

CAREER & CULTURE AWARDS:

Studio of the Year
The Studio of the Year of the award honours a studio that stands as a testament of what an Australian Studio can be.

This studio demonstrates outstanding excellence in impressive business operations and policies, incredible products, amazing projects and creating opportunities for the Australian games industry.

The Adam Lancman Award
The Adam Lancman Award (excellence in the industry) honours an individual or individuals who have helped the game industry advance to a better place, either through facilitating a better game community from within, or by reaching outside the industry to advocate for video games.

To learn more about Adam, his life and contribution to the Australian games industry, click here.

The Rising Star Award
The Rising Star Award honours those who have made significant contributions to the Australian Games Industry in the past 1 – 5 years. They have become invaluable members to the community and show immense talent in their field, constantly working to facilitate a better space for the local industry.

 

For more details on the judging process, please see our Eligibility and Assessment Criteria.

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