Voting has opened today across 30 categories as Australian gaming culture takes centre stage
The Australian games community will now have their say as voting opens for the first ever Australian Games Awards.
Over 5,500 nominations were fielded from the community over a 10-day nomination.
282 individual nominees will now compete across the 30 categories, with multiple individuals and products featuring in multiple categories.
With all awards decided by the Australian Gaming Community, finalists are encouraged to engage their community to vote for them. Social driven assets for finalists are available, with community members able to promote that they voted following the completion of each category vote.
Joel Van Daal, Director of the Australian Games Awards said, “We were utterly blown away with the response to the call for nominations and are excited to see the scale of the voting period.”
“We are just over three weeks away from the event, which is shaping up to be the biggest celebration of video game culture in Australian history, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with the community.”
Voting is open through the Australian Games Awards website now, running through until midnight AEDT, on Friday December 7, 2018.
A short list of finalists for each category will be announced on Monday, December 10, 2018.
A limited number of 200 Ultimate fan tickets are available for purchase to attend the Australian Games Awards. In addition to a food and beverage package, attendees will receive an exclusive swag pack and have access to a special meet and greet. More information on this will be announced shortly. More information on tickets can be found at the website.
2018 Award’s Categories
Action/Adventure Title of the Year
Audio Brand of the Year
Australian Developed Game of the Year presented by Bethesda
Breakout Creator of the Year
Controller and Accessories Brand of the Year (includes chairs, travel cases etc.)
Cosplayer of the Year
Creator of the Year
Esports Personality of the Year
Esports Title of the Year
Family/Kids Title of Year
Game Of The Year
Gaming Publication of the Year
Independent Game of the Year presented by Nintendo
Journalist of the Year
Mixer Creator of the Year
Mobile/Handheld Title of the Year
Multiplayer/Online Title of the Year
Organisation of the Year
Play of the Year
Player of the Year
RPG of the Year
Shooter of the Year
Social Media God (best use of social media/community engagement)
Sports, Racing or Fighting Title of the Year
Strategy Title of the Year
Team of the Year
The Gamechanger (has influenced positive change in games)
Twitch Creator of the Year
YouTube Creator of the Year