Pioneer Aussie game developer’s legacy enshrined with new award

ROD BREWER

Ground breaking Australian game developer Adam Lancman will be recognised at this year’s upcoming Australian Game Developer Awards with a new accolade named in his honour.

The AGDA’s are being run by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia and will run in union with the Game Connect Asia Pacific 2014 conference scheduled to be held this October.

Many would know Mr Lancman for his innovative work with Melbourne House, and as the founding president for the above-mentioned Game Developers’ Association of Australia, before he passed away in 2005.

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Lindsay Parmenter, Head of Development and Co-founder of Krome Studios Brisbane, said the award would hold special significance to many within the gaming industry.

“He seeded so much in the industry and helped build up the industry to the innovative standard we see today,” he said.

“It’s near impossible to over emphasise his impact on Australian game advancement and innovation.”

According to the GDAA’s website the Adam Lancman award “…seeks to recognise an individual who has contributed significantly to the profile of Australian game development.”

Nominations for the AGDA’s close Friday the 29th of August with any current industry dev’s being eligible for nomination simply by filling out the Australian Game Developer Award Nomination Form.

Game Connect Asia Pacific 2014 is set to go on the 28th and 29th of October and will include guest speaker Siobhan Reddy who is a studio director at Media Molecule, the studio celebrated for the inventive franchise Little Big Planet.

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