Industry conference Game Connect Asia Pacific 2012 has been confirmed and dated, and will be coming to Melbourne in October.
GCAP aims to bring together many arms of the development industry, and will employ a theme for the third year running. This year the theme is 'Inspire'.
Antony Reed, CEO of the Game Developers' Association of Australia, said: "The last two GCAP events were built around conversations that were happening in the local industry, specifically the current state of the Australian development landscape and its position in the global marketplace."
"This year we’ve upped the ante quite a bit and we’ve built an event designed to accelerate the incredible growth we’re seeing in local development."
"In GCAP 2012 there is a heavy focus on best practices in design and production. The traditional hour-long lecture format has largely been replaced with intensive master classes hosted by exceptionally experienced game developers from within Australia and around the world."
The event will feature the usual raft of technical talks and master classes, focusing on Unity and UDK, while pushing into the free-to-play discussion heavily and exploring opportunities on emerging platforms.
Game Conenct Asia Pacific 2012 will take place at the Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre from 22nd-23rd October.
The GCAP 2012 web site launches tomorrow.
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