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2022: The Definitive List of Australian made video games

Our fourth annual running list of every Australian made video game

December 12, 2022 2:00 PM

Another incredible year for Australian made games has come and gone, with big wins and worldwide acclaim for games like CULT OF THE LAMB by Massive Monster and WYLDE FLOWERS by Studio Drydock to just name a few.

This year Victorian developers released 57 games, Queenslanders released 22 games, New South Wales based devs 22,  Western Australians made 10, South Australians released 7, Australian Capital Territory had 8, Tasmania had 5 and there was one game made in the Northern Territory.

Overall Steam was still the most popular platform to release on with 54 different games making it to Valve's storefront. This was followed by indie marketplace Itch which 39 releases and Nintendo Switch which had 24 games released onto the hybrid platform. PlayStation had fifteen Australian made games and Xbox had 14 launches this year.

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If we've missed your game, please get in touch and we'll add it in. We've done hard work to capture everything we can find, but as the last three years have taught us there are always more games to learn about. You can add your game using our form here: Add my game to the Australian Made Game List

Each game is added to this list once in the month of the their first release, but we include other later platform releases in that entry as well.

January

February

March

WYLDE FLOWERS by Studio Drydock won 2022 Apple Arcade Game of the Year, 2022 Apple Design Award for Inclusivity, Excellence in Mobile and Excellence in Narrative at the Australian Game Developer Awards

April

May

June

July

August

September

CULT OF THE LAMB by Massive Monster won the Australian Game Developer Award Game of the Year as well as prizes for Excellence in Art, Music, Gameplay, ACMI Audience Choice

October

November

December

That's it for another year we'll be back with more next year, and just a reminder if you want your game included in this list please get use our form to submit it and we'll get it added in! Add my game to the Australian Made Game List.

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Cult of the Lamb

PC
PlayStation 5
SWITCH
XBOX SERIES X|S
Developer:
Massive Monster
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Release Date:
August 11, 2022

Wylde Flowers

SWITCH
PC
APPLE ARCADE
Developer:
Studio Drydock
Publisher:
Studio Drydock
Release Date:
September 21, 2022

Kardboard Kings

PC
Developer:
Henry's House
Publisher:
Akupara Games
Release Date:
February 10, 2022

Boomerang Fu

PC
SWITCH
XBOX SERIES X|S
PlayStation 5
Developer:
Cranky Watermelon
Publisher:
Cranky Watermelon
Release Date:
August 13, 2020

Webbed

PC
Developer:
Sbug Games
Publisher:
Sbug Games
Release Date:
September 9, 2021

Submerged: Hidden Depths

PC
PS4
PlayStation 5
XBOX ONE
XBOX SERIES X|S
Developer:
Uppercut Games
Publisher:
Uppercut Games
Release Date:
March 10, 2022

Conan Chop Chop

PC
PS4
SWITCH
XBOX ONE
XBOX SERIES X|S
Developer:
Mighty Kingdom
Publisher:
Funcom
Release Date:
March 1, 2022

Wayward Strand

SWITCH
PlayStation 5
XBOX SERIES X|S
PC
PS4
Developer:
Ghost Pattern
Publisher:
Ghost Pattern
Release Date:
September 15, 2022
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