Winners of the 2020 AGDAs announced

The Australian Game Developer Awards ceremony streamed live on Twitch in 2020, hosted by Jordan Raskopoulos. Here is the full list of nominees and winners.

BEST ART
Windbound (5 Lives Studios)
RITE (Pond Games)
Necrobarista (Route 59)

WINNER: Necrobarista (Route 59)


BEST GAMEPLAY
Boomerang Fu (Cranky Watermelon)
Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly (DM Games)
Moving Out (SMG Studio)

WINNER: Boomerang Fu


BEST NARRATIVE

Necrobarista (Route 59)
Under a Star Called Sun (Cécile Richard)
Quantum Suicide (Cotton Candy Cyanide)

WINNER: Under a Star called Sun (Cécile Richard)

 

BEST SOUND
Roombo: First Blood (Samurai Punk)
Audioplay: Alien Strike (Audioplay)
Boomerang Fu (Cranky Watermelon)

WINNER: Alien Strikes (Audioplay)

BEST AR/VR

Misadventure in Little Lon (True Crime Mysteries)
Shooty Skies Overdrive (Mighty Games Group)
Espire 1: VR Operative (Digital Lode)

WINNER: Shooty Skies Overdrive (Might Games Group)

BEST SERIOUS GAME

Under a Star Called Sun (Cécile Richard)
Kana Quest (Not Dead Design)
KangaZoo (Chaos Theory Games & Pentaquest)

WINNER: Kana Quest (Not Dead Design) 


BEST MOBILE GAME

Ballistic Baseball (Gameloft Brisbane)
Crossy Road Castle (Hipster Whale)
Pico Tanks: Multiplayer Mayhem (Panda Arcade)

WINNER: Crossy Road Castle (Hipster Whale) 

BEST ONGOING GAME (GAME AS A SERVICE)

World of Tanks (Wargaming Sydney)
Piffle (Hipster Whale and Mighty Games Group)
Battlestar Galactica Deadlock (Black Lab Games)

WINNER: World of Tanks (Wargaming Sydney)


BEST EMERGING GAME

Quantum Suicide (Cotton Candy Cyanide)
RITE (Pond Games)
Elden: Path of the Forgotten (Onerat)

WINNER: RITE (Pond Games)

BEST MUSIC
RITE (Pond Games)
Baron: Fur is Gonna Fly (DM Games)
Under a Star Called Sun (Cécile Richard)

WINNER: RITE (Pond Games)

RISING STAR AWARD 

DOUBLE WINNERS:

Meredith Hall & Jareth Farquhar-Nichol

GAME CONNECT AWARD

WINNER: Ella Macintyre, Mighty Kingdom

Adam Lancman award for excellence in the industry

WINNER: Dr Jane ‘Truna’ Turner

Studio of the Year 

WINNER: League of Geeks

GAME OF THE YEAR

Boomerang Fu (Cranky Watermelon)
Necrobarista (Route 59)
Moving Out (SMG Studio)

WINNER: Moving Out, SMG Studio

 The writer was a judge of the 2020 AGDAs.

Jini Maxwell is a writer and curator who lives in Naarm. They are an assistant curator at ACMI, where they also host the Women & Non-binary gamers club. They write about videogames and the people who make them. You can find them on Twitter @astroblob