League of Geeks Australian Game Studio of the Year 2020 at The Australian Game Development Awards (AGDAs)2020-10-14
With the closing of a huge and very fun MIGW (Melbourne International Games Week) held virtually this year due to COVID-19, all of League of Geeks participated in the annual GCAP conference and the AGDA awards night.
A core part of our Studio is coming together to celebrate, connect, and break bread. While we couldn't come together in person for our annual MIGW party, we connected together via Zoom and had a Watch Party for the AGDA Awards last night.
It was an incredible moment of slow realization when they announced us as the winners for this year’s Australian Studio of the Year. Watching Trent, Ty’s, and Blake’s faces accepting the award online with their pre-recorded response, we were equally shocked and delighted! We’re very proud of all the hard work we’ve done over the last 12 months despite all the challenges COVID-19 and working from home has thrown at us. We haven’t compromised our processes or taken short cuts, we pulled together and lifted the bar of support and care for our crew, we’ve built better processes and policies that will stay with us beyond COVID-19. This is the second time we’ve won Australian Studio of the Year, we also won in 2016, and it’s a moment to reflect on how far we’ve come since then and so have studios around us. We’re excited and proud by how much the Australian games industry has matured and where it’s going. This is a big and meaningful award for us, it’s judged by our industry peers and recognizes how much we contribute to the wider games industry beyond our studio walls and screens - for that we are humbled and grateful.
A big thanks to IGEA (Interactive Games & Entertainment Association) and the broader Australian Games industry for your acknowledgment, we’re honored.