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 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
ABC Design - Approaching Game Design through Daisy Chains

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If you can’t see the whole puzzle, how do you know when a piece is missing? Game Design is often about creating something from nothing and filling a void to solve a problem, but finding the missing piece isn’t always easy. Brainstorming game ideas can feel futile and frustrating, gameplay loops elusive, concepts abandoned half-baked, or something just straight up feels missing. How do we get to the bottom of these problems? How do we figure out what’s missing from a loop? This talk is about using the idea of daisy chains and our ABC’s as a method of approaching, understanding, creating, and troubleshooting game design. This is all in order to reach a practical and actionable outcome, improve design thinking, and making filling in the missing piece of the puzzle as easy as ABC.

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Penelope Davison

EA Firemonkeys
Penelope is a game designer at EA Firemonkeys, working on the mobile title ‘The Sims Freeplay’. She studied game design at RMIT University before interning with free-roam VR company Zero Latency, briefly working on their first PvP title ’Sol Raiders’. Penelope then graduated... Read More →

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