IGEA announces finalists for the 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards

The Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) today announced the finalists for the 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDA). Now in its 20th year, the AGDA recognizes the contributions of Australian video game developers across 13 game categories and four personal and studio awards.

This year, the AGDAs will be held on October 5 at 7:00 p.m. AEDT at Forum Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Games Week celebrations and will also be streamed live via the IGEA Twitch channel for those unable to attend. in person.

Unsurprisingly, a number of Switch games made it into the nominees list. You can see the full list of categories and nominees below.

Game of the Year

  • Celestial bodies
  • Wild flowers
  • Worship of the Lamb

artistic excellence

  • The Dark Ages: Final Battle
  • Worship of the Lamb
  • Celestial bodies

Excellence in the game

  • Worship of the Lamb
  • Celestial bodies
  • JUSTICE SUCKS

Excellence in Storytelling

  • You won’t stay (not)
  • Wild flowers
  • capricious strand

Excellence in sound design

  • JUSTICE SUCKS
  • Worship of the Lamb
  • Celestial bodies

excellence in music

  • Worship of the Lamb
  • Celestial bodies
  • The Dark Ages: Final Battle

Engineering Design Excellence

  • Puzzle Quest 3
  • The Dark Ages: Final Battle
  • Celestial bodies

Excellence in Accessibility – Presented by VicScreen

  • Wild flowers
  • Raw: emotions unite us
  • Lost and Dog

Excellence in mobile games

  • Hopper of dreams
  • Wild flowers
  • Hot Rounds League

Excellence in AR/VR

  • Flush return
  • Raw: emotions unite us
  • Table of Tales: The Twisted Crown

Excellence in serious games (applied/impactful)

  • kinder world
  • capricious strand
  • Raw: emotions unite us

Excellence in emerging games (student or early career)

  • Fantasy Town Regional Manager
  • Queer Man Peering In A Rock Pool.jpg
  • born punk

Excellence in Ongoing Games (Games as a Service)

  • The Oregon Trail
  • It’s literally just mowing
  • car accident