Home » News » Victorian Government announces $340,000 AUD of funding for local video game developers

Victorian Government announces $340,000 AUD of funding for local video game developers

The Victorian Government late last week announced new funding for developers as part of Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment – Games program.

Detailed last Friday by the Victorian Minister for Creative Industries, Martin Foley, the funding will assist four Victorian-based developers with their upcoming games alongside a UK placement for one individual.

Studios receiving funding and their titles include Leaves by Many Monkeys Development, Push Me Pull You by House House Games, Framed by Loveshack Entertainment and Miss Fisher and the Deathly Maze by Tin Man Games.

“Almost half of Australia’s digital games industry is based in Victoria. We’re supporting it, allowing companies to introduce strong commercial games into the market, which will drive industry growth,” Foley said. “These investments will encourage local industry talent, allowing them to explore new opportunities, grow their businesses and create jobs here in Victoria.”

“The overall quality and artistic appeal of the games approved for funding demonstrate the potential of our Victorian games industry to deliver high quality and engaging content, sure to delight a broad audience,” added Film Victoria CEO, Jenni Tosi.

As part of the funding, digital artist Cherie Davidson has received support to undergo a four-month UK placement as part of Film Victoria’s Games Professional Placement Initiative. Davidson’s placement is at Media Molecule, famous for the Littlebigplanet series of games.

Thanks, MCV Pacific.


This article may contain affiliate links, meaning we could earn a small commission if you click-through and make a purchase. Stevivor is an independent outlet and our journalism is in no way influenced by any advertiser or commercial initiative.

About the author

Steve Wright

Steve's the owner of this very site and an active games journalist nearing twenty (TWENTY!?!) years. He's a Canadian-Australian gay gaming geek, ice hockey player and fan. Husband to Matt and cat dad to Wally and Quinn.