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UNPACKING leads nominations at 2021 Australian Game Developer Awards as finalists announced

Here are some of the best Australian made games from the last year.

September 9, 2021 11:15 AM
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Witch Beam's puzzle game Unpacking has secured the most nominations with four at this year's Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs),

Both Webbed by Sbug Games and The Artful Escape by Beethoven and Dinosaur secured 3 nominations each including the coveted Game of the Year Award nomination.

The awards will be held virtually 6 October at 7pm AEDT hosted by Amanda and Angharad Yeo on the IGEA twitch channel.

Here are the full list of nominees for the 2021 AGDAs, and click through to learn more about some of the titles when the developers joined us on the podcast.

Excellence in Art
Excellence in Gameplay
Excellence in Narrative
  • TOPOGRAPHY (Cecile Richard)
  • The Forgotten City (Modern Storyteller)
  • Choices That Matter: And The Sun Went Out (Tin Man Games, Screwtape Studios)
Excellence in Audio
  • Webbed (Sbug Games)
  • TRIOS (Samurai Punk)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur)
Game of the Year
  • Webbed (Sbug Games)
  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur)
  • Unpacking (Witch Beam)
THE ARTFUL ESCAPE by Melbourne's Beethoven and Dinosaur secured three nominations


Excellence in Accessibility
Excellence in Mobile Games
  • The Oregon Trail (Gameloft Brisbane)
  • Eastern Market Murder (True Crime Games)
  • Botworld Adventure (Featherweight Games)
Excellence in Serious Games (Applied/Impactful)
  • Sharmila (World Food Programme and Chaos Theory Games)
  • Streets of My Town (Institute of Games)
  • TRIOS (Samurai Punk)
Excellence in Ongoing Games (Games as a Service)
Excellence in Emerging Games (Student or Early Career)
  • Pebble Witch (Fuzzy Ghost)
  • Project Wingman (Sector D2)
  • Video World (Things for Humans)

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Unpacking

PC
MAC
LINUX
SWITCH
Developer:
Witch Beam
Publisher:
Humble Games
Release Date:
November 2, 2021

Webbed

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

The Artful Escape

PC
XBOX ONE
XBOX SERIES X|S
Developer:
Beethoven & Dinosaur
Publisher:
Annapurna Interactive
Release Date:
September 9, 2021

Pico Tanks

ANDROID
IOS
Developer:
Panda Arcade
Publisher:
Panda Arcade
Release Date:
November 28, 2019

The Oregon Trail

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

Eastern Market Murder

ANDROID
IOS
Developer:
True Crime Games
Publisher:
True Crime Games
Release Date:
May 1, 2021
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