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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Tuesday, October 4 • 8:30am - 9:40am
Keynote: Voltrons Will Save Us--Flexible Collaboration Structures in the Information Age

Modern technology provides gaming creators unprecedented means to make games in ways that are better, faster, cheaper, and more sustainable than previously imagined. So, why shouldn't this potential extend to our studio structures, business arrangements, and production strategies? Prolific game developer and Strange Scaffold studio head Xalavier Nelson Jr reveals the details of his studio's "Constellation Model" for the first time, discussing the newfound accessibility and necessity of fluid collaboration structures as late-stage capitalism burns the planet to ashes around us.

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Xalavier Nelson Jr.

Strange Scaffold
Xalavier Nelson Jr. is a BAFTA-nominated studio head, narrative director, and writer, with dozens of titles under his belt including Reigns: Beyond, Hypnospace Outlaw, An Airport for Aliens Currently Run by Dogs, Space Warlord Organ Trading Simulator, and El Paso, Elsewhere. He also... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 8:30am - 9:40am AEDT
Plenary 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006