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 • 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Queer Games: A hopeful future

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A panel of game developers asks ‘how can we play with queer narratives, and can queer narratives influence how we play? How can the games industry explore queer experiences further?’ In this panel, we will discuss topics such as the progress made in recent years, the ways developers can explore queer narratives, themes and mechanics. Significant events that have influenced approaches to queergaming will serve as touchstones for the conversation.

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Xavier Ho

Monash University
Xavier Ho is an interdisciplinary creative technologist, designer and researcher at Monash University with seven years of industry experience as a visualisation specialist. He is a recipient of the inaugural CSIRO Medal for Diversity and Inclusion for his contributions in raising... Read More →
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Lauren Clinnick

Lumi Interactive
Lauren is the CEO at Lumi Interactive, a game development studio working on Kinder World. She’s out as a queer game developer, with games that explicitly invite queer players into a moment of respite and connection. Her background is in marketing and PR for a diverse range of game... Read More →
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Jess Zammit

Mighty Kingdom
Jess is a writer, freelance journalist, researcher and diversity advocate whose work primarily focuses on promoting inclusion, accessibility and representation in games. She is a director of not-for-profit organisation Represent Me, through which she has collected and presented research... Read More →
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Luke Miller

Melbourne Queer Games Festival
The Melbourne Queer Games Festival (MQGF) is a lofi event held by a small team of volunteers who love queer games. Its mission is to inform, entertain and challenge LGBTIQ players by reflecting their lives in games.

Monday October 3, 2022 3:00pm - 4:30pm AEDT
Room 110 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006