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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Australian game of the year finalists announced

News by Matt S.

And people say that Australia's games industry lacks for quality and depth. Pfft. The Game Developers' Association of Australia (GDAA) has announced the finalists for its 2014 Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDA). And the list is spectacular.

Of course, Australia's industry remains small following the big collapse of a couple of years ago, but what that has meant is that talented local developers in small teams have been able to be creative and innovative. We've got loads of small studios here now, working on clever mobile and PC games, and while we don't produce many blockbusters these days (aside from that Borderlands game just released, of course), the quality of the games that Australians produce is undeniable.

So have a look at the finalists below, and if you haven't played any of the games on it, be sure to remedy that ASAP! More than 50 games were nominated for the awards, and of those, these are the shortlisted games:

GAME OF THE YEAR

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

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Defiant Development
Firemonkeys
Kumobius
Tin Man Games

ACCESSIBILITY AWARD

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

EXCELLENCE IN ART

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

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO

Battle Group 2, by Bane Games
Crawl, by Powerhoof
Duet, by Kumobius
Hand of Fate, by Defiant Development

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

Bonza, by Minimega
Crawl, by Powerhoof
Crossy Road, by Hipster Whale
Duet, by Kumobius

INNOVATION AWARD

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

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

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

- Matt S. 
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