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SQ to support local games practitioners to attend Game Connect Asia Pacific

Friday 9 October 2015: SQ is proud to announce it has rolled out a new travel support initiative specifically for Queenslanders working in the games sector.
SQ will provide funding to support up to three local practitioners to attend the Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), Australia’s premier game development conference from 27 – 28 October at the Melbourne Convention Centre. 

The initiative will cover event registration, plus a contribution towards travel and accommodation for the duration of the conference and is designed to support Queensland games developers who identify as being in early to mid-career stage. Please note the grant will be capped at $1,000.00.

This opportunity will enable successful applicants to engage with industry experts and market players in order to grow the state’s gaming capacity.

Applications open 5.00pm (AEST) today, Friday 9 October and close 5.00pm (AEST) Friday 16 October 2015.

About GCAP?

Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier game development conference, focusing specifically on skills development, addressing industry trends and international business matching. GCAP delivers thought provoking, creative and innovative sessions covering programming, art, design, management and more, from leaders in the local and international game development industry.

GCAP is a community-driven event and the event focuses on the needs of the Australian game development industry. The conference brings together game developers, publishers, investors, educational institutions, media and key industry players from across Australia and the world to discuss the rapidly changing development and distribution ecosystem and identifies the opportunities for developers of all sizes in the global video games market.

Now in its ninth year, GCAP has evolved to become the leading event for Australian game developers. It is an opportunity for devs to network, collaborate and share their thoughts and ideas.

GCAP is hosted by the Game Developers’ Association of Australia.



For details on how to apply, as well as a list of application materials required, visithttp://screenqueensland.smartygrants.com.au and click on the ‘GCAP Program’.


Applications will be assessed on Screen Queensland’s standard Domestic Marketing & Travel criteria with a focus on building the career and slate of Early to mid career games practitioners.

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For Screen Queensland enquiries, please contact:
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About Screen Queensland:

Screen Queensland supports a creative, innovative and successful screen industry through development and investment; secures production to Queensland; and delivers an active screen culture across the state.