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Every year, the Game Developers' Association of Australia honours the most innovative and extraordinary games to come out of the local developers.

Finalists for the Australian Game Develop Awards Announced

The awards will be hosted on Wednesday 29th August in conjunction with the GDAA-hosted Game Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP), and features an array of developers across a broad range of categories.

As has become a the norm in recent years, every finalist comes from an independent studio, with very little in the way of even licensed properties.

The full list of finalists for 2014 are: 

GAME OF THE YEAR

Crawl, by Powerhoof Studios
Crossy Road, by Hipster Whale
Duet, by Kumobius
Framed, by Loveshack Entertainment
Hand of Fate, by Defiant Development

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Defiant Development
Firemonkeys
Kumobius
Tin Man Games

ACCESSIBILITY AWARD

Appointment with FEAR, by Tin Man Games
Bonza, by Minimega
Framed, by Loveshack Entertainment

EXCELLENCE IN ART

Alpha Muse, by Current Circus
Crawl, by Powerhoof
Crossy Road, by Hipster Whale
Tail Drift, by Attract Mode Games

EXCELLENCE IN AUDIO

Battle Group 2, by Bane Games
Crawl, by Powerhoof
Duet, by Kumobius
Hand of Fate, by Defiant Development

EXCELLENCE IN DESIGN

Bonza, by Minimega
Crawl, by Powerhoof
Crossy Road, by Hipster Whale
Duet, by Kumobius

INNOVATION AWARD

Crawl, by Powerhoof
Fight the Dragon, by 3 Sprockets
Framed, by Loveshack Entertainment
Hacknet, by Team Fractal Alligator

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

Assault Android Cactus, by Witch Beam
Don Bradman Cricket 14, by Big Ant Studios
Fight the Dragon, by 3Sprockets
Framed, by Loveshack Entertainment

A big congratulations to all the finalists for this year!

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