As part of my current research into Australian videogame making, I am running a couple of surveys. If either of these seem relevant to you, I would greatly appreciate you taking the time to complete them.
1. Australian Videogame Makers Survey
This is a survey of ‘people who contribute to the creation of videogames’ in Australia. I’m interested in hearing from professional developers, solo developers, amateurs, hobbyists, students, part-timers, indies, contractors, freelancers, etc. Anyone who resides in Australia and contributes to the creation of videogames in some capacity.
The goal of this survey is to get a better sense of the range of contexts that videogame creation happens in across Australia beyond the industry statistics.
The survey can be found here or at https://tinyurl.com/ozgamedev. It takes approximately 30 minutes to complete, pending on how much you decide to write. Please feel free to share this URL widely with other game makers through your networks.
This survey will remain open until the end of 2018.
2. 2018 Australian Videogame Releases
This is an opt-in list of, ideally, every videogame publicly released or exhibited made by Australians or people residing in Australia throughout 2018. As above, this is not just commercial videogames. Any videogame (self-defined) that is released by Australians or Australia-residing people in 2018 is a valid entry.
The goal here is to create a more exhaustive record of the outputs of Australian videogame makers—both those within the industry, and those external of it.
To add your game to the list, please fill out this form.
The current list of recorded games is here. I am updating this manually from the form submissions every few weeks, so your game might not appear straight away.
Importantly, but challengingly, I am not adding games to this list myself, but relying on developers to self-nominate. This is because I am uncomfortable with creating a public list of names and games without explicit consent. So if you know of any Australian 2018 games not on the list, please reach out to the creator of that game to add it. Don’t do it yourself.
If you have any queries about either of these lists, don’t hesitate to email me.