Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development industry, focused on up-skilling and connecting the Australian sector via education, knowledge sharing and the provision of extended personal and business networks. GCAP caters to a range of disciplines and has grown and attracted an engaged audience and esteemed speakers from around the world.

The Focus For GCAP 2022 Is Ambition.

Australian game developers have found their voice in the world and that voice is ambitious. GCAP 2022 will challenge attendees to chase their ambitions and create world class products, experiences, studios, and businesses for an ever-expanding global games audience. GCAP 2022 will provide avenues for personal and professional ambitions to be realised and success to be achieved.

GCAP 2022 will run from Monday the 3rd of October, to Wednesday the 5th of October 2022.
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Monday, October 3 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Opening Keynote: Lessons in Ambition
Ambition is a complex force that drives us to greatness but can also cause harm. Wren Brier and Tim Dawson share lessons in ambition that they learned throughout their careers, and how those lessons led them to create their award-winning game Unpacking. Follow along on their quest to fulfil their ambitions while trying to not be consumed by them.

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Wren Brier

Witch Beam Games
Wren Brier is the Creative Director of award-winning indie game Unpacking. She's been working in the games industry for 9 years, starting at Halfbrick and later working as a freelance artist before joining Witch Beam Games. In addition to her game development roles, she is on the... Read More →
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Tim Dawson

Witch Beam Games
Tim Dawson is Technical Director of award-winning indie game Unpacking. His games career began as an animator at Australian studios including Ratbag, Team Bondi, Pandemic and Sega Studios Australia before co-founding Brisbane indie studio Witch Beam Games. Tim was responsible for... Read More →

Monday October 3, 2022 9:30am - 10:30am AEDT
Plenary 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006