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Australia’s Best Games

Nominees for The Australian Games Developer Awards, to be held in Melbourne at the Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) conference on November 2nd, were announced today and they’re a timely reminder of the outstanding talent that exists in the Australian gaming industry. We’ve been lucky enough to play most of the games that appear on this list, and the rest have quickly been added to our queue.

We’ve raved about Assault Android Cactus all year (seriously, just go play it) but there are plenty of incredible games there, from Myst throwbacks to adventure books come to life and mobile games you can’t put down. The full list is below.

EXCELLENCE IN ART
The Eyes of Ara
Assault Android Cactus
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Pandora’s Books, Wildfire, Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN
Tennis Bits
Knuckle Sandwich
Resynth

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Puzzlepops!, Outfolded, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO
Disney Crossy Road
Resynth
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Pandora’s Books, Obliteracers, Assault Android Cactus

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE
Obliteracers
Assault Android Cactus
Whacky Ball

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, Disney Crossy Road,

INNOVATION
Defect
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Wildfire, Engineerium, Resynth

ACCESSIBILITY
Tangent
Assault Android Cactus
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Outfolded, Puzzelepops!

REPRESENTATION
Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire
Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition
Pandora’s Books

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, Tennis Bits, Submerged: Miku and the Hidden City

GAME OF THE YEAR
Assault Android Cactus
Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
Submerged: Miku and the Hidden City, Pandora’s Books, Tennis Bits

 

It’s a crazy time of year in gaming and it’s easy to be swept up by all of the incredible triple a games releasing. If your not going to grab one of these Aussie beauties now, put them on your Steam wishlist for when things settle down – and keep your eyes open for a review of The Warlock of Firetop Mountain from D1DLC shortly after PAX!

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