GCAP 2021 – Raising The Bar



Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) enters its 16th yearwhere for the second time IGEA takes responsibility for delivering this highly renowned and internationally recognised conference.  GCAP’s focus is to provide professional development to the expanding and maturing Australian game development industry, plus provide invaluable networking experiences.  GCAP 2021 is scheduled to take place on 4-6 October 202in Melbourne and will be a key part of Melbourne International Games Week.  The intention for 2021 is to deliver a hybrid event, predominantly physical but with some virtual options for those unable to attend in person due to Covid restrictions. 

GCAP 2021 will features talks, panels, and workshops from skilled game developers and industry adjacent professionalsboth locally and abroad. The highly curated content is tailored towards intermediate to advanced developers, with focus on professional training, upskilling, education, industry growth and connections. GCAP 2021 will also feature GCAP Loading, a curated track for people starting their journey the industry, GCAP Invest as a connection point to investors and GCAP Government Congress to share knowledge, connection and ideas with Federal, State and Local government staff, departments and agencies. 

The theme for GCAP 2021 is Raising the Bar. 

The Australian game development industry is poised to go beyond their established limits.  United, we can raise our potential, reach for success and smash expectations both professionally and personally. 

We are ready to ‘Raise the Bar’ – to grow, mature, move forward and build on our reputation as both a highly creative and skilled sector, as well as a thriving community. 

The Australian game development industry is certainly worth celebrating.  To bring down the curtain on GCAP 2021, we will be delighted to deliver the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAson the evening Wednesday 6 October 2021.  The AGDAs are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. 

Please join IGEA at GCAP 2021 as we connect and support the Australian games industry.  We will share knowledge, education and best practice, plus facilitate connection and communication as we all aim high and join together to Raise the Bar. 

Liam Esler has again joined us as our Director of Content.  To help guide our content direction we will work with members and utilise feedback and data from GCAP 2020 to deliver the most relevant and important knowledge to participants.  Speaker submissions will be open soon. 

We’re excited to be bringing Fabian Malabello and Lex Suurland onto the team as GCAP 2021’s partnerships managers. Fabian and Lex are highly experienced agents in the games industry, who have facilitated deals for more than 200 video games. They will be available to discuss how you can become involved in this year’s business-focused GCAP, and help you to connect with our incredible industry.

Keep an eye on the GCAP website as more information becomes available.  For further information please reach out to: 





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