Key art from 'Unpacking' - Witch Beam Games 2021
Unpacking (2021) Witch Beam Games – AGDA Game of the Year winner 2021

ACMI, IGEA and Melbourne International Games Week present

The AGDAs: ACMI Audience Award

Film program


Fri 7 Oct - Sun 9 Oct 2022

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Play and vote for your favourite Australian game of the year.

The Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs) are a national event celebrating outstanding games and individual achievements by Australian game developers. Spanning 13 game categories, the AGDAs elevate and celebrate our diverse and talented local games Industry.

As part of Melbourne International Games Week, we're partnering with the AGDAs to present a playable showcase of the best games Australia has to offer. Drop into our museum and try out a selection of outstanding games, before you vote on which game takes out the very first, highly coveted ACMI Audience Award!

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Age of Darkness - Final Stand

Age of Darkness: Final Stand is a dark fantasy survival RTS where you must illuminate, build and defend humanity’s last bastion against hordes of Nightmares. Set in the remnants of a kingdom consumed by a deadly fog, you decide. Will you hide in the light? Or take back your world.

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The Lamb sermoning in a screenshot from 'Cult of the Lamb' (2022) by Massive Monster

Cult of the Lamb

Start your own cult in a land of false prophets, venturing out into diverse and mysterious regions to build a loyal community of woodland Followers and spread your Word to become the one true cult.

Steam store page


Calm your mind and enter a world of dreams. Hop along to the groove of hypnotic rhythms to reveal technicolor dreamlike visions. Bring the true meaning of whimsical shapes into vivid focus as you discover a dazzling dreamscape of memories. Dream Hopper is a zen-like experience of flow and discovery.

App store page
heavenly bodies

Heavenly Bodies

Wrangle the hands and arms of a 1970s space cosmonaut and push, pull and twist your way through an increasingly precarious range of physically simulated stellar scenarios, where without gravity, nothing is still, nothing is secure, and nothing is simple.

Steam store page
justice sucks


JUSTICE SUCKS is a stealth/action game about a killer robot vacuum cleaner on a quest for vengeance through a 90s TV universe. Stalk your prey, hack smart devices, turn them into deadly traps and consume the blood of your enemies to unleash devastating powers.

Steam store page
Still from Lost and Hound (2022) Daisy Ale Soundworks

Lost and Hound

Lost and Hound is a scent hound adventure following the reluctant yet strong-willed Corgi, Biscuit. Hunt down criminals, help people that are in trouble or lost, solve mysteries and save lives in this blind-accessible canine story.

Steam store page
queer man

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A joyful, strange experience in which a middle-aged queer man toddles around a strange island attempting to re-furnish his empty house.

Steam store page

The Oregon Trail

The Oregon Trail™ by Gameloft—Experience The Oregon Trail™ like never before. A modern twist on the trials and tribulations of the road to Oregon, this official successor to the global phenomenon will immerse players in exhilarating journeys ranging from the historically accurate to the totally extreme.

App store page

Wayward Strand

Wayward Strand is a heartfelt story told in a curious way. Hop aboard an airborne hospital and meet its fully-voiced cast of eclectic characters. As time passes for everyone on board, explore the interwoven lives of the patients and staff; discover something new on each and every playthrough.

Steam store page
wyled flowers

Wylde Flowers

Join Tara on a heartfelt journey to become a witch in Wylde Flowers. Farm by day, and cast spells by night as you craft your cottagecore life and bond with your coven. Come to know and love the fully voice acted characters of Fairhaven, as you unravel a local mystery.

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