The Victorian Government will invest into nine Aussie-made games via Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment program.
The investment is said to generate “generate almost $1.2 million for the state,” Film Victoria said in a statement.
“Victoria is the only state to consistently invest in games and it’s paying off – with a thriving industry that continues to grow and attract the best talent,” said Martin Foley, the Minister for Creative Industries in Victoria. “This funding supports a wide range of projects that showcase the diversity of our industry.”
“The bar continues to be raised when it comes to the standard of games generated by Victorian developers,” added Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi. “Many of the projects we’ve supported are expanding onto new platforms which tells us that there is a high demand for Victorian games and that Victorian games companies have a terrific understanding of the marketplace.”
The nine games receiving funding are as follows:
- Dead Static Drive (Team FanClub): ‘Grand Theft Cthulhu’– a stylized open world action set against a background of cosmic horror
- Hyper Jam (Bit Dragon): A neon-soaked arena brawler
- Joko’s World: Pocket Planet (Cultural Infusion): A ‘spin the globe’ challenge to find lost aliens on earth
- Odd Gods (Inn Between Worlds): A tactical time travel role-playing game
- Paperbark (Paper House): A narrative of a wombat’s world in a hot Australian summer
- Putty Pals (Harmonious Games): A quirky co-op problem-solving game with putty forms
- Spies & Soldiers (Ghostbat Games): A battle game of strategy and subterfuge across new worlds
- Tear Through (Walk With Kings: Explores the life of a SWAT officer in a co-op tactical game
- VR Regatta (Virtual Reality Sailing): The Sailing Game – compete, train and relax in a virtual sailing experience.
Our congratulations goes out to the recipients.
Editor’s Note: Stevivor initially reported on the dollar figure invested into the games, but we cannot confirm this amount is accurate. The story has been changed to reflect this.