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 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Show Don't Tell: The intricacies of metaphors in visual media

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We know a picture tells a thousand words, but what goes into those words? From the obvious scrawling’s on walls in horror games to the colour theory of a flower, metaphors and symbolism is often simply referred to as 'visual storytelling'. But metaphors and symbolism have been used in art since the first cave paintings, and are a rich blend of history, current culture and expression. In this panel (names) will examine the metaphors and shorthand they love to use in art, where they came from and how to build a strong, but interpretable world in your games.

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Ben Ee

Ben is a Concept Artist/Illustrator/Art Director/Art Goblin working at Summerfall Studios on Stray Gods: the Roleplaying Musical. He's well-known for his stunning illustrative style and vibrant, powerful colour choices, as well as occasionally getting down on the dance floor. Ben... Read More →
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Stephanie Everett

League Of Geeks
A 3D Artist with 18 years in the games industry with a lot of mistakes and laughs in the bag over the years. Currently a Senior 3D Environment Artist at League of Geeks.
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Zahraa Al Zubaydi

Hey I’m Zahraa! I’m a concept artist and an illustrator currently working at a games company and on my own personal creative projects. My artistic interests range from traditional slow oil painting to timely and quick concept development. I always look for new ways to improve... Read More →
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Hannah Crosby

Gameloft Brisbane
Hannah is a Senior 3D Artist with 16 years experience across games and film, currently working with Gameloft Brisbane on mobile titles, including the official successor to The Oregon Trail™ on Apple Arcade.After working with THQ and Rare on multiple console titles as a 3D artist... Read More →
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Ryan McMahon

PlaySide Studios
Ryan McMahon is Art Director of PlaySide Studios and founder of ArtQuest, a community for local artists. Starting with PlaySide in 2016, Ryan now leads a team of over 60 highly skilled artists and spearheads multiple internal and external art teams in the planning, scaling and execution... Read More →

Monday October 3, 2022 12:00pm - 12:50pm AEDT
Room 109 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006