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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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Philip Mayes

Mighty Kingdom
Philip Mayes is the founder and Managing Director of Mighty Kingdom.

Philip’s career in games began more than 15 years ago, when he moved to Adelaide Australia from New Zealand to take up a Junior Programmer role at Ratbag Games in 2005. Following the closure of Ratbag later that year, Philip joined Krome Studios in Adelaide as a Senior Programmer.

Philip’s experiences at Ratbag and Krome were critical to the formation of Mighty Kingdom. He saw first-hand the benefits that scale can bring to a company, and how creating and owning your own IP was essential to the future of the industry.

Philip founded Mighty Kingdom in 2011, now Australia’s largest headquartered game developer. The company has carved out an enviable niche making games that appeal to broad audiences with some of the world’s largest brands such as LEGO, Disney and Sony. In the past decade, Mighty Kingdom has released more than 50 games that have been played by more than 50 million players worldwide across multiple platforms.

Throughout this time, Philip has continued to re-invest into Mighty Kingdom, constantly pushing himself and the company to greater heights. In 2019, he secured investment that put the company on the path to an IPO, which was completed in April 2021. This secured the future of Mighty Kingdom and helped redefine what was possible to other game companies across the country.

Philip has always been determined to create an industry that presented the same opportunities to new developers that were available to him when he arrived in 2005. He has always been a major advocate for the games industry as a whole, pushing for a “whole-of-industry” approach that includes support for independently owned companies as well as incentives for larger studios.

Philip has continued to push and ensure Mighty Kingdom is at the forefront of policy – advocating for and implementing many progressive policies that have opened up the games industry to an even wider range of people and shown them that there is a place, and career, for them in game development.
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