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 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Evening Keynote: A Fireside Chat with Sledgehammer Games: Why Melbourne is a Great Place to Make Games

In 2019, US-based Sledgehammer Games embarked on a mission of global expansion, with Melbourne as its first destination. In just three years, the Melbourne studio has become a fully established AAA studio, today having over 150 members and a brand new facility. In this fireside chat, we'll sit down with Studio Manager, Greg Palstra, to talk about the journey the studio has taken over the last three years, the experience of shipping Call of Duty: Vanguard, and what the future holds.

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Jason Imms

Keywords Studios
Jason Imms (he/him) is the Head of Quality Assurance at Keywords Studios Australia, Freeplay Festival board member and awards chair. Formerly, Jason was the Director of QA at Mighty Kingdom, a games and technology journalist for a wide range of Australian and US publications (GameSpot... Read More →
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Greg Palstra

Studio General Manager, Sledgehammer Games
Greg joined the games industry in the mid-90s as a programmer. Greg worked with multiple small Australian studios before joining Electronic Arts as part of Visceral Games Melbourne. As a Development Director at EA Greg contributed to multiple triple A games including titles in the... Read More →

Tuesday October 4, 2022 5:00pm - 6:00pm AEDT
Plenary 1 Convention Centre Place South Wharf, Victoria 3006