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 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Screen Australia: Back in the (funding) Game

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2022 marks the return to video game funding for Screen Australia. For the first time since 2014, the national agency is accepting applications for development funding from creators across Australia as part of the Games: Expansion Pack initiative. For those who have access to state-based funding, this represents an exciting, additional opportunity to get a game off the ground. For creators in areas with fewer opportunities, it could be the first time their team has been eligible for government funding. No matter where you’re based, we’re sure you have lots of questions – and that’s exactly what this session is for!
Join Screen Australia’s Head of Online, Lee Naimo, and recently appointed Games Investment Manager, Amelia Laughlan, as they talk through the details of the recently re-opened Games: Expansion Pack fund. They’ll explain:
• What kind of support is available
• Who is eligible for the fund
• What makes an application competitive
There will also be an opportunity to ask questions after the panel.

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Amelia Laughlan

Screen Australia
Amelia is a game producer from Melbourne, Australia. After writing about tabletop games while finishing her Japanese/history degree, Amelia joined the industry in 2017 with Tin Man Games. She spent time at Nintendo Australia as a business development specialist and worked for indie... Read More →
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Lee Naimo

Screen Australia
As Screen Australia’s first Head of Online, Lee oversees production funding for emerging Australian scripted and documentary creators working online, supporting projects such as Sarah’s Channel, Content, All My Friends Are Racist, Over and Out, Aunty Donna’s Glennridge Secondary... Read More →

Monday October 3, 2022 11:00am - 11:50am AEDT
Room 109 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006