Story from Unreal Fest Gold Coast 2024

Agate returned from a fruitful trip to Unreal Fest Gold Coast 2024 in Australia. Hosted by Epic Games, this event provided valuable opportunities to learn from veteran developers and connect with the Australian game development scene, inspiring us to always improve our skills.

The event offered various seminars led by Unreal Engine specialists and selected studio developers. These talks covered various aspects, from core functionalities to advanced techniques.

Learning from the Australian Gaming Landscape

The trip also provided insights into the Australian game development scene. While both Indonesia and Australia share similarities in their development landscape, the Australian industry possesses a clear advantage in terms of international connections. This is likely due to factors like shared language and a robust economic environment.

We also observed that Australian developers, even small indie studios, displayed a high level of proficiency with the engine. This stands in contrast to Indonesia, where many developers haven’t yet fully embraced the potential of Unreal Engine or similar development tools.

Community: A Key Ingredient for Success

Our crew’s discussions with Epic Games representatives highlighted community as a cornerstone of a successful game development landscape. Here’s why a strong development community matters:

Shared Knowledge and Expertise

Game development is a complex field. A strong community provides a platform for developers to learn from each other, share best practices, and troubleshoot challenges. This collective knowledge base accelerates innovation and growth.

Collaboration Opportunities

Community fosters collaboration between studios. Studios can work together on projects, share resources, and even attract new talent. This collaborative spirit can lead to the creation of groundbreaking games.

Motivation and Inspiration

Being part of a thriving community provides developers with a sense of belonging and support. Seeing the success of other studios can be a powerful motivator and source of inspiration.

A Commitment to Excellence

Fueled by the inspiring Australian game development scene, Unreal Fest served as a powerful reminder of the importance of continuous learning, harnessing the full potential of Unreal Engine, and strong development communities. This commitment to excellence is reflected in our crew, achieving the prestigious Unreal Authorized Instructor. This certification signifies a deep understanding of Unreal Engine, which is still uncommon amongst Indonesian game developers. With this expertise, we push the boundaries of what’s possible and craft exceptional games for a global audience.

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