Opaque Space win big at the 2017 Australian Game Developer Awards

Joel Van Daal
Opaque Space win big at the 2017 Australian Game Developer Awards

Opaque took home Studio of the Year and shared Game of the Year with Defiant Development.

Opaque Space were the big winners at the 2017 Australian Game Developer Awards which were held in Melbourne as a a part of MIGW.

The developer took home top honours with Studio of the Year, and shared Game of the Year (Earlight: Arcade) with Defiant Development (Hand Of Fate 2).

Former EA Mobile VP General Manager, Tony Lay was presented with the Adam Lancman Lifetime Achievement Award, whilst Lisy Kane and Kim Allom were inducted as Industry Champions.

Hacknet: Labyrinths, Ticket to Earth, Miss Fisher and the Deadly Maze, Forts, Paradigm and Hollow Knight all claimed honours in the Game Awards.

Opaque Space founder, Emre Can said on Facebook, "It's an honor to have had the team and support network and to be enabled by my friends to achieve what happened tonight. Mere months ago we set out to build a team, games and a mission to bring us all to space."

"Today we won Studio of the Year and Game of the Year. I can't fathom how that is real or possible.We are really blown away to appear with Hand of Fate 2 by Defiant who also took the Game of the Year."

"Morgan and Kim helped me more than they know and they have huge fingerprints on everything in OPX, from studio culture to hiring. Who have also both been recognized by the industry for their never ending contributions to community and culture."

"Big shout out my Opaque Space team, to Film Victoria, Epic Games, HTC VIVE and to everyone who helped us in this journey. I want to thank our private and public agency partners and collaborators too. Thank you all."

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Tags: Defiant Development , industry news , MIGW , Opaque Space , Australian Game Developer Awards

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