Melbourne developer Firemonkeys’ racing title Real Racing 3 was awarded Game of the Year at last night’s Australian Game Developer Awards. The ceremony was held on the second night of Game Connect Asia Pacific, Australia’s largest game developer conference. Real Racing 3 also took out the Technical Excellence and Excellence in Art awards.
Other major winners from the night include Fruit Ninja and Fish Out Of Water developer Halfbrick Studios for Studio of the Year, and Adelaide-based Two Lives Left, who won Excellence In Design and the Innovation Award for its game Crabitron.
The winners from the night (with nominees in brackets) are:
Game of the Year: Real Racing 3 – Firemonkeys (Freedom Fall – Stirfire Studios; Ski Safari – Defiant Entertainment)
Studio of the Year: Halfbrick Studios (Firemonkeys; Nnooo; The Voxel Agents; Wicked Witch Software)
Accessibility Award: Puzzle Retreat – The Voxel Agents (Catapult King – Wicked Witch Software; Wander – Wander)
Excellence in Design: Crabitron – Two Lives Left (Freedom Fall – Stirfire Studios; Puzzle Retreat – The Voxel Agents; Ski Safari – Defiant Development)
Technical Excellence: Real Racing 3 – Firemonkeys (Automation – Camshaft Software; Mass Effect 3 – Straight Right)
Innovation Award: Crabitron – Two Lives Left (Real Racing 3 – Firemonkeys; Run That Town – Millipede)
Excellence in Art: Real Racing 3 – Firemonkeys (Catch the Ark – Playside Studios; Fish Out Of Water – Halfbrick Studios; Run That Town – Millipede)
Excellence in Audio: Fish Out Of Water – Halfbrick Studios (escapeVektor – Nnooo; Flatland – See Through Studios; Time Surfer – Kumobius)
[Source: Giselle Rosman (Twitter)]