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Funding Boost For Victorian Games Industry

Date: 13 April 2015

Victoria’s digital games industry is set to take it to the next level, with $340,000 in funding to support local companies who create new work and strengthen Victoria’s position as the nation’s industry leader.

The funding was announced last week through Film Victoria’s Assigned Production InvestmentGames program, which helps companies to create games for a range of platforms.

Almost half of Australia’s digital games industry is based in Victoria, which is home to more than 100 game development studios, animation houses and games industry service providers.

The four projects supported through the latest round are:

  • Leaves (Many Monkeys Development) – a fairy tale adventure game filled with fantastic creatures, harebrained puzzles and swashbuckling action
  • Push Me Pull You (House House Games) – a sport-based multi-player physics-based sumo-soccer game
  • Framed (Loveshack Entertainment) – a multi-award winning puzzle game, where players rearrange scenes from a noir comic book to change the outcome of the story
  • Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze (Tin Man Games) – an interactive adventure game based on the television program Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries.

In a further boost for the sector, Victorian game developer, programmer, creator and digital artist Cherie Davidson has received support through Film Victoria’s Games Professional Placement Initiative to do a four-month UK placement. She will work with award-winning game development studio Media Molecule.

Read more about Film Victoria’s Games funding programs

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