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 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
Algorithms and Emojis: Puzzle Design for Nekograms

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This session is a deep dive into how we: designed an intuitive sliding-puzzle game based on nonograms (a popular logic puzzle); generated and curated levels for the game; and created an Endless Mode which creates levels on the fly.

We talk about the difficulties and gotchas of using level generation, and some of the processes we undertook to tests, rate, traige, and curate generated levels. We touch upon some of the features (eg. level sharing) left behind, and conclude with how the puzzle design for our next title has been influenced by what we've learnt.

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Nick Lowe

Hungry Sky
Nick Lowe is a Founder and Director of Perth-based interactive design studio Hungry Sky, and the Designer and Director of the studio's first self-published game, Nekograms.Nick has worked in interactive media for over 15 years, with clients including: the WA Museum, BitSummit Games... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 2:00pm - 2:50pm AEDT
Room 106 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006