The GDAA Game Developer Awards 2009 results

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Here are the results for The GDAA Game Developer 2009 Awards, announced at the Awards dinner night at Crown Tower on Monday night in Melbourne! Congratulations to those who won their categories, as well as all those who were nominated. Here we go:

The independent games category:

Nominees:

Axis Mundi - Surface Studios
Blakely Van de Buckle's Brass Caberet - Powderkeg Entertainment
Bunni - Andre Spierings
Hazard: The Journey of Life - Alexander Bruce
hPlus TD - Kirlian Studios
Last Life - Powerboard Productions
Mole - Chris Watts and Ben Britten
Pillager - AIE Melbourne
WordCore - Tean Swinfinite

Best graphics (unsigned game)

Pillager - AIE Melbourne

Best gameplay (unsigned game)

Last Life - Powerboard Productions

Best unsigned game (overall winner)

Hazard: The Journey of Life - Alexander Bruce

Best downloadable title

Nominees:

Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive
Scarygirl - Passionate Pictures Australia
Shatter - Sidhe

Winner: Shatter - Sidhe

Best Audio

Nominees:

Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive
Real Racing - Firemint
Scarygirl - Passionate Pictures Australia
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games
Shatter - Sidhe

Winner: Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games

Best Graphics

Nominees:

AFL Mascot Manor - Wicked Witch Software
Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Real Racing - Firemint
Rugby League Challenge - Wicked Witch Software
Scarygirl - Passionate Pictures Australia
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Tantalus

Winner : Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games

Best Gameplay

Nominees:

AFL Mascot Manor - Wicked Witch Software
Cars Race-o-Rama - Tantalus
Flight Control - Firemint
Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive
Real Racing - Firemint
Rugby League Challenge - Wicked Witch Software
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games
Shatter - Sidhe

Winner : Flight Control - Firemint

Best Mobile Title

Nominees:

Flight Control - Firemint
Real Racing - Firemint

Winner : Flight Control - Firemint

Best Handheld Title

Nominees:

AFL Mascot Manor - Wicked Witch Software
Cars Race-o-Rama - Tantalus
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive
Rugby League Challenge - Wicked Witch Software
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Tantalus

Winner : Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive

Best PC Title

Nominees:

Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive

Winner : Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive

Best Console Title

Nominees:

Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games

Winner : Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games

Best Game

Nominees:

AFL Mascot Manor - Wicked Witch Software
Cars Race-o-Rama - Tantalus
Flight Control - Firemint
Heroes over Europe - Transmission Games
Puzzle Quest: Galactrix - Infinite Interactive
Real Racing - Firemint
Rugby League Challenge - Wicked Witch Software
Scarygirl - Passionate Pictures Australia
Scooby-Doo! First Frights - Torus Games
Shatter - Sidhe
Spyro: Dawn of the Dragon - Tantalus

Winner : Flight Control - Firemint

Comments

Anonymous's picture

Looks like planes were a theme this year!

Anonymous's picture

congrats on the winners.

However since they ignore a number of studios it doesn't really mean anything.

Anonymous's picture

Yeah, funny that ;)/

Anonymous's picture

They don't "ignore", they just charge $550 to be nominated!

LOL

jayktaylor's picture

Hazard: The Journey of Life was really cool. Well done to Alexander Bruce.

Anonymous's picture

I found an error, this game was made by Powderkeg Entertainment, not Infinite Interactive. http://www.powderkeg.com.au

souri's picture

Dunno how I didn't spot that one, thanks for the correction. Will have to check out the film footage I took it from, as I copied it straight off GDAA's slide at the awards night.

Anonymous's picture

Ah yes, the old elusive Powderkeg. I might take this proof-reading oportunity to also mention 'caberet' is actually spelt 'CabAret'. The game doesn't actually have anything to do with lurid dancing british army officers.

They also got the name of the guy who made the Best Unsigned Game wrong on those slides. Which is odd because it was all fine in the brochures during the conference itself. Those slides were the first of a long string of mis-spellings and misunderstandings.

We had a good laugh as we sat in the audience.

souri's picture

Hey, check this out. It's sorta Game Connect related... well, sorta...

"I was in Melbourne for Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) 09, and I found this busker standing outside Flinders Street Station in Melbourne."

Man in a Chicken suit plays "What is Love" on Pianica from Ring Mod on Vimeo.

designerwatts's picture

Aint got nothing on the sonic manipulator!

Although it's probably the same guy...

Anonymous's picture

Sonics left melbourne and performs in Ely UK according to his website http://www.sonicmanipulator.com/The%20Spaceman.htm

souri's picture

I haven't heard the audio for Transmission's Heroes over Europe, but I've been listening to the soundtrack of Sidhe's Shatter game, and it is *awesome*. Absolutely phenomenal stuff!!!

If you'd like to hear the full tracks (and purchase some of them while you're at it), you can do so here:

http://sidhe.bandcamp.com