Dear members of the Australian game development industry,

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier game development conference, focusing specifically on skills development, addressing industry trends and international business matching. GCAP delivers thought provoking, creative and innovative sessions covering programming, art, design, management and more, from leaders in the local and international game development industry.

The GDAA is seeking session proposals for speakers from all game development disciplines to address our core theme of Shakespeare Wrote Hits for GCAP 2014.

There is no denying that the works of Shakespeare are, today, of profound cultural and artistic importance. That Shakespeare was a great poet is undeniable. However, as a playwright, Shakespeare’s purpose was singular – to write shows that could be performed to large crowds who would pay for the experience. Each play was crafted with the audience in mind and in doing so Shakespeare filled the seats of his theatre. Shakespeare wrote plays to make money. Shakespeare wrote hits.

GCAP 2014 explores the mix of creativity and commercialisation with an understanding that the two are not mutually exclusive. The event will focus sharply on the decision making process in all disciplines with special emphasis on the methodologies, techniques and creative choices that can and have been made or applied to ensure a game has maximum appeal to its intended audience.

In GCAP 2014, we are encouraging speakers to answer the questions they believe Australian game developers should be asking, such as: Why was a particular art style chosen? How did a gameplay mechanic evolve? Why did a particular Kickstarter campaign work? Which engine is best for multi-platform development? 

The event also seeks to identify and understand the resources, tools, production processes, platforms and new business structures that exist for the industry, and how the implementation will assist the creative development, productivity and competitiveness of the Australian industry.


Interested in speaking?

  1. Download the submission guide
  2. Submit the required information and pics to:

Submissions can be provided in Word, Pages, Google Docs or email.

Deadline for submissions is close of business, Friday 25 July 2014.




28 – 29 October 2014


Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

1 Convention Center Place,

South Wharf VIC 3006