IGEA Announces AGDAs 2022


IGEA will be celebrating the hugely talented and creative Australian games industry at the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) 2022 as an in-person, live event on Wednesday October 5th.

Last year the AGDAs had some highly regarded and memorable winners, such as Unpacking, The Forgotten City and The Artful Escape who have since gone onto achieve multiple award nominations and wins at a global level. This year we are hoping to have just as many incredible, high-quality games to showcase and celebrate for 2022.

Based on community feedback, we have once again updated and tweaked the categories to ensure wider recognition and reward for the industry.

This year the categories will be:

(New or changed awards marked in bold)

Game Awards:
Excellence in Art
Excellence in Gameplay
Excellence in Narrative
Excellence In Sound Design
Excellence in Music
Excellence in Technical Design
Excellence in Accessibility
Excellence in Mobile Games
Excellence in AR/VR
Excellence in Serious Games (Applied/Impactful)
Excellence In Ongoing Games (Games as a Service)
Excellence in Emerging Games (Student or Early Career)
Game of The Year

Career, Contribution and culture awards:
Studio of The Year
The Adam Lancman Award
The Rising Star Award
The Ambition Award


The publicly available assessment criteria will also be updated in the coming month to reflect community feedback, as well as to add in our new awards.

If you are interested in how the games are assessed and judged, please check out our Judging Page.

The AGDAs are only made possible by the outstanding work of our curated judging panel. Each year we post a call-out for potential judges, to ensure a wide range of judging talent and experience from across the entire video games industry.

If you’d like to help us assess the immense level of talent the Australian games industry has to offer, please consider applying to be part of this year’s judging panel by filling out our:

Judging Application Form

Submissions will close the 20th of May 2022 so please get in fast.

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

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