GCAP 2021 will run online from Monday the 4th of October, to Wednesday the 6th.

The theme for Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 2021 is Raising the Bar.

The Australian game development industry is poised to go beyond their established limits. United, we can raise our potential, reach for success and smash expectations both professionally and personally.

We are ready to ‘Raise the Bar’ – to grow, mature, move forward and build on our reputation as both a highly creative and skilled sector, as well as a thriving community.

Please join IGEA at GCAP 2021 as we connect and support the Australian games industry. We will share knowledge, education, and best practice, plus facilitate connection and communication as we all aim high and Raise the Bar.
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Monday, October 4 • 11:00am - 11:50am
The Australian games industry in 2020: survival sim, couch co-op, or battle royale?

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The last 18 months have been monumental for the local games industry, and for the world in general. It's a period that deserves analysis and celebration! In this lighthearted retrospective, GamesHub's Edmond Tran and Jini Maxwell take a look at the last year in the Australian games industry: the exciting releases, the policy shifts, the challenges, the highlights, and that one time a senator honked on the senate floor.

This talk will lay bare the key points of a year that nobody could have predicted, and the way that Australian games, and the people making them, responded. Join Edmond and Jini for a thorough retrospective followed by enthusiastic speculation about the recent past and future of Australian games.

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Edmond Tran

Edmond Tran is the managing editor of GamesHub. He has worked in video game media for over 13 years, and was the Australian editor of GameSpot. You can follow him on Twitter: @EdmondTran
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Jini Maxwell

Jini Maxwell is the Content Lead for GamesHub, where they write about the people and circumstances that create videogames. They also write a monthly games criticism column for The Saturday Paper, and host ACMI's Women and Non-Binary Gamers Club.You can find them on Twitter @astro... Read More →

Monday October 4, 2021 11:00am - 11:50am AEDT