The Academy of Interactive Entertainment Ltd (AIE), owner of the yearly Australian Game Developers Conference (AGDC) has announced that it will stop running its major Australasian conference event, held this year in Melbourne from December 2 to 4, in order to allow the Game Developers Association of Australia (GDAA) to build a brand new industry conference.
A fine chap called Gordon 'Muun' Calleja has written his account of the Australian Game Developers Conference 2005 at www.mmorpgdot.com. His article includes a summary of the talks by the three keynote speakers, Rob Pardo from Blizzard Entertainment, Ian Livingstone from Eidos, and Greg Borrud from Pandemic Studios...
The official AGDC 2005 awards results are up on the AGDC website...
Career Achievement Award - Steve Stamatiadis, Krome Studios
Award for Outstanding Innovation - BigWorld Pty Ltd
Yes, I've been hunting around for some news on the Australian Game Developers Conference for this year and have been receiving some info here and there. I'll be updating this news item whenever I find more articles or snippets, so consider this the AGDC aftermath news item.
Tektime Radio has some very nice coverage of the Australian Game Developers Conference 2005 which was held just last week...
Media release - 5 December 2005
Heroes of the Pacific wins AGDC game of the Year.
Topic: Original IP - How to Get it Out There
Date: Friday, 2 December 2005
Time: 12:40pm - 1:40pm
Location: BMW Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne
The 7th annual Australian Game Developers Conference Announces
One Day Schools and Computer Games Summit
Submitted by Control Freaks
Melbourne, Australia, September 21, 2005 - The Australian Game Developers Conference (AGDC), the region's leading forum for games industry professionals, is now open for registrations and again features a stellar line-up of international and local speakers. This year's Conference brings national spotlight on the role of games in schools, and the industry's place in the multi billion dollar global games community. [www.agdc.com.au]