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STRAY GODS wins Game of the Year at the 2023 Australian Game Developer Awards

The creative musical picked up three awards including Excellence in Music and Accessibility

October 4, 2023 11:00 PM

Summerfall Studios impressive debut STRAY GODS has won the top prize at the 2023 Australian Game Developer Awards.

The studio collected the most trophies across the evening with three wins.

Trent Kusters from League of Geeks won the top industry prize the Adam Lancman award with PlaySide Studios securing Studio of the Year.

The Australian Game Developer Awards were held at The Forum in Melbourne hosted by ABC Gamer's Harry Jun and Gemma Driscoll.

Excellence in ART

Excellence in GAMEPLAY

Excellence in NARRATIVE

Excellence in SOUND DESIGN

  • Gubbins by Studio Folly - WINNER
  • KILLBUG by Samurai Punk
  • Vactics by The Lemur Conspiracy

Excellence in MUSIC

  • Frog Detective 3: Corruption at Cowboy County by Worm Club
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical by Summerfall Studios - WINNER
  • Vactics by The Lemur Conspiracy

Excellence in TECHNICAL DESIGN

  • Moving Out 2 by SMG Studio, Team17
  • My Little Pony: Mane Merge by Gameloft Brisbane
  • Phantom Abyss by Team WIBY - WINNER

Excellence in ACCESSIBILITY

  • Moving Out 2 by SMG Studio, Team17
  • Spin Rhythm XD by Super Spin Digital
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical by Summerfall Studios - WINNER

Excellence in EMERGING GAMES

  • Final Profit: A Shop RPG by Brent Arnold
  • Partum Artifex by DalaKoala Games - WINNER
  • Rooftop Renegade by Melonhead Games

Excellence in IMPACTFUL GAMES

  • Earthlingo by Earthlingo - WINNER
  • Sometimes by Elliot Cox
  • The Flying Canoe by Threshold

Excellence in MOBILE GAMES

  • Gubbins by Studio Folly
  • My Little Pony: Mane Merge by Gameloft Brisbane - WINNER
  • Words Collide by Lamington Games

Excellence in AR/VR Games

  • Espire 2: Stealth Operatives by Digital Lode Immersive Media - WINNER
  • Sea of Islands by PHORIA, United Nations DPPA
  • Spatial Fusion by PHORIA, Meta, Lusion, Zelig Sound

Excellence in ONGOING Games

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Gubbins by Studio Folly
  • Moving Out 2 by SMG Studio, Team17
  • Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical by Summerfall Studios - WINNER
  • Vactics by The Lemur Conspiracy

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

  • PlaySide Studios

Adam Lancman Award

  • Trent Kusters

The Empower Award

  • Dylan Bennett
  • Caitlin Lomax

Rising Star Award

  • Ryan Penning

MIGW Award

  • O'Sauraus Studios

Congratulations to everyone who won this year, and to all the nominees shortlisted and if you're in Melbourne for Games Week head on over to ACMI to place your vote for the Audience choice award.

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Stray Gods: The Roleplaying Musical

PC
PlayStation 5
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Developer:
Summerfall Studios
Publisher:
Humble Games
Release Date:
August 10, 2023
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