IGEA Announces the 2024 AGDAs


22 March 2024: The 2024 Australian Game Developer Awards, affectionately known as the AGDAs, are set to elevate and celebrate the incredible Australian games industry. This prestigious event will take place on the evening of Wednesday, October 9th, at The Forum in Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Games Week (MIGW).

Previous AGDAs winners, include games such as like Stray Gods: The Roleplaying MusicalGubbinsCult of the LambUnpacking, Moving Out, Wylde Flowers, Untitled Goose Game and The Oregon Trail, all of which have garnered numerous accolades across the global awards circuit. The AGDAs showcase the immense talent of the Australian teams and individuals behind many highly creative and wonderfully innovative game projects.

The AGDAs game submissions will open in May. Keep an eye on the AGDAs website as more information becomes available and stay in the loop by signing up to our AGDAs/GCAP newsletter via the AGDAs website home page.

The categories for the 2024 AGDAs are:


  • Excellence in Art
  • Excellence in Gameplay
  • Excellence in Narrative
  • Excellence In Sound Design
  • Excellence in Music
  • Excellence in Accessibility
  • Excellence in Mobile Games
  • Excellence in Mixed Reality
  • Excellence in Impactful Games
  • Excellence In Ongoing Games (Games as a Service)
  • Excellence in Emerging Games (Student or Early Career)
  • Game of The Year


  • Studio of The Year
  • The Adam Lancman Award
  • The Rising Star Award


IGEA establishes an extensive judging panel of experts from across the entire video games industry to ensure appropriate consideration is undertaken for each game submitted. Each year we invite people from across the industry to be part of the judging panel.

If you would like to join this year’s judging panel, we encourage you to apply here.

Submissions for the judging panel will close on April 5th, so don’t delay!

Further information regarding the judging and assessment process can be found via our Judging Page.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the AGDAs team via our email:  agdas@igea.net

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 the 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.

For more information, please visit:  https://agdas.com.au

Media spokespeople available

  • Raelene Knowles, COO, IGEA

Please contact igea@doublejump.com.au to arrange an interview.

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