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all the big game events in 2022 australia
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All the Big Video Game Events in 2022

There's a ton of video game events happening throughout 2022. Here's the ones we're keeping track of.

GCAP 2022 will be a physical event
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GCAP 2022 dates announced, physical event returns

The 2022 iteration of the Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) conference has been announced.

The inaugural participants of Wordplay, a games writing mentorship from GamesHub and Creative Victoria
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The Best Games of 2021, according to GamesHub's Wordplay cohort

The participants of GamesHub's inaugural games writing mentorship program with Melbourne International Games Week share their picks for the best…

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God, give me a body: How virtual events and museums can be better

In the lockdown era, virtual galleries and exhibitions strive for true-to-life immersion, but they're missing one key element. The video…

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Gamifying grief: learning how to say goodbye through video games

A new batch of game developers are turning loss into a playable experience in a way in order to explore…

Monomyth and the hero's journey in video games
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The Hero's Journey and Monomyth: Does it work for all games?

The classic idea of the Hero's Journey can be mapped easily to film and literature, but what about interactive games?…

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Australian Game Developers are Perfecting Simplicity

The pure elegance of a game’s design can be its most compelling feature.

tabletop rpgs like dungeons and dragons are going mainstream
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How COVID helped tabletop RPGs go mainstream

Tabletop role-playing games of all kinds, from Dungeons and Dragons to smaller, socially-focussed games, have reached vast new audiences in…

To have good representation in video games, you need to start offscreen
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Representation in video games starts offscreen

The theme for GCAP Conference 2021 was 'Raising the Bar,' but what does that look like in terms of representation,…

The AGDA nominee list has just been announced.
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AGDA 2021 winners announced, see the best Australian games of the year

The winners of the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) have been announced, marking an incredible year for Australian games.

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