Assault Android Cactus sweeps 2016 AU Game Developer Award nominations

We must be getting close to Melbourne International Games Week – the official list of nominees for this year’s Australian Game Developer Awards has just been revealed, with Assault Android Cactus and Agent A: A puzzle in disguise emerging as clear favourites.

With awards covering everything from art, design, audio, technical excellence, innovation, accessibility and representation, the Australian Game Developer Awards are an annual celebration of the amazing talents that make up the local games industry.

Take a look through the list and see what catches your eye.

EXCELLENCE IN ART

  • The Eyes of Ara
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Pandora’s Books, Wildfire, Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

  • Tennis Bits
  • Knuckle Sandwich
  • Resynth
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Puzzlepops!, Outfolded, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO

  • Disney Crossy Road
  • Resynth
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Pandora’s Books, Obliteracers, Assault Android Cactus

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

  • Obliteracers
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Whacky Ball
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD, Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, Disney Crossy Road

INNOVATION

  • Defect
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  • Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Wildfire, Engineerium, Resynth

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Tangent
  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    The Warlock of Firetop Mountain, Outfolded, Puzzlepops!

REPRESENTATION

  • Tahira: Echoes of the Astral Empire
  • Killing Time at Lightspeed: Enhanced Edition
  • Pandora’s Books
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Agent A: A puzzle in disguise, Tennis Bits, Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City

GAME OF THE YEAR

  • Assault Android Cactus
  • Agent A: A puzzle in disguise
  • The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
  • HONOURABLE MENTIONS:
    Submerged: Miku and the Sunken City, Pandora’s Books, Tennis Bits

The 2016 Australian Game Developer Awards will take place on November 2nd at 7pm – stay tuned to Player Attack for all the winners!

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