Australian Game Developer Awards Nominees Announced

Crawl screenshotThe Game Developers’ Association of Australia has announced the nominees of the Australian Game Developer Awards. Powerhoof Studios’ dungeon-crawler Crawl has lead the way with five nominations, including Game of the Year. Kumobius and Loveshack Entertainment each received four nominations for their games Duet and Framed.

“This year’s submissions demonstrate that Australian developers are innovating across the board,” said Simon Joslin, Creative Director of The Voxel Agents and member of the judging committee, “From adventurous storytelling to ideas so simple you wonder how you didn’t come up with them. What was consistent across the submissions was that they were made by teams with a clear vision of a unique and satisfying player experience, and executed at a truly world class level.”

The full list of nominees are:

Game of the Year
Crawl, Powerhoof Studios
Crossy Road, Hipster Whale
Duet, Kumobius
Framed, Loveshack Entertainment
Hand of Fate, Defiant Development

Studio of the Year
Defiant Development
Firemonkeys
Kumobius
Tin Man Games

Accessibility Award
Appointment with FEAR, Tin Man Games
Bonza, Minimega
Framed, Loveshack Entertainment

Excellence in Art
Alpha Muse, Current Circus
Crawl, Powerhoof
Crossy Road, Hipster Whale
Tail Drift, Attract Mode Games

Excellence in Audio
Battle Group 2, Bane Games
Crawl, Powerhoof
Duet, Kumobius
Hand of Fate, Defiant Development

Excellence in Design
Bonza, Minimega
Crawl, Powerhoof
Crossy Road, Hipster Whale
Duet, Kumobius

Innovation Award
Crawl, Powerhoof
Fight the Dragon, 3 Sprockets
Framed, Loveshack Entertainment
Hacknet, Team Fractal Alligator

Technical Excellence
Assault Android Cactus, Witch Beam
Don Bradman Cricket 14, Big Ant Studios
Fight the Dragon, 3Sprockets
Framed, Loveshack Entertainment

The ceremony will be held on Wednesday October 29, during the Game Connect Asia Pacific conference.