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HEAVENLY BODIES secures six nominations at 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards

CULT OF THE LAMB has received five nominations and WYLDE FLOWERS has picked up four

September 12, 2022 10:00 AM

HEAVENLY BODIES by 2pt Interactive has been nominated in the most categories for the 2022 Australian Game Developer Awards with six in total across the Art, Gameplay, Sound Design, Music, Technical Design and Game of the Year categories.

All three titles nominated for Game of the Year this year were made in Victoria, with CULT OF THE LAMB receiving five nominations in total and WYLDE FLOWERS securing four.

For the first time in the 20 year history of the event, a regional Western Australian developer has been nominated with LOST & HOUND by Daisy Ale Soundworks receiving a nomination Excellence in Accessibility category.

The Australian Game Developer Awards ceremony will be held on will be held on Wednesday 5th October 7:00PM AEDT at the Forum in Melbourne as part of Melbourne International Games Week as well as streamed live on Twitch.

Here are all the nominations for this year, congratulations to all the teams who have been recognised for their hard work.

Game of the Year

Excellence in Art

Excellence in Gameplay

Excellence in Narrative

Excellence in Sound Design

  • JUSTICE SUCKS
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Heavenly Bodies

Excellence in Music

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Heavenly Bodies
  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand

Excellence in Technical Design

  • Puzzle Quest 3
  • Age of Darkness: Final Stand
  • Heavenly Bodies
WYLDE FLOWERS by Studio Drydock combines farming and witchcraft and has been nominated across four categories

Excellence in Accessibility – Presented by VicScreen

  • Wylde Flowers
  • Raw: Emotions Unite Us
  • Lost and Hound

Excellence in Mobile Games

  • Dream Hopper
  • Wylde Flowers
  • Hot Lap League

Excellence in AR/VR

  • Flush Back
  • Raw: Emotions Unite Us
  • Table of Tales: The Crooked Crown

Excellence in Serious Games (Applied/Impactful)

  • Kinder World
  • Wayward Strand
  • Raw: Emotions Unite Us

Excellence in Emerging Games (Student or Early Career)

Excellence in Ongoing Games (Games as a Service)

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Heavenly Bodies

PC
PS4
PlayStation 5
Developer:
2pt Interactive
Publisher:
2pt Interactive
Release Date:

Cult of the Lamb

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

Justice Sucks: Tactical Vacuum Action

SWITCH
PlayStation 5
XBOX SERIES X|S
PC
Developer:
Samurai Punk
Publisher:
tinyBuild
Release Date:
September 9, 2022

Age of Darkness: Final Stand

PC
Developer:
PlaySide
Publisher:
team17
Release Date:
August 10, 2021

Wayward Strand

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

Fantasy Town Regional Manager

PC
Developer:
Caps Collective
Publisher:
Caps Collective
Release Date:
November 5, 2021

The Oregon Trail

APPLE ARCADE
Developer:
Gameloft
Publisher:
Gameloft
Release Date:
April 2, 2021

Wylde Flowers

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