The Victorian Government is seeking to strengthen the state’s reputation as Australia’s games development capital by announcing a new $654,000 investment in nine Victorian games studios.
The studios funded include Melbourne start-up Inn Between Worlds and Ghostbat Games. Two other supported projects – Putty Pals by Harmonious Games and Paperbark by Paper House – were born as university projects at Swinburne and RMIT and led to their creators establishing their own studios.
The Victorian Labor Government is also offering grants to help local developers exhibit their games at the upcoming PAX AUS, during Melbourne International Games Week 2017. Victorian developers accepted into PAX Rising can apply for a grant to help with the cost of registration and stand hire here.