First wave of $20 million in funding.
By Tim Colwill on June 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm
Game development in Australia has been given a boost today with the announcement of $6 million in funding, to be divided amongst 10 Australian developers.
The $6 million is the first part of the $20 million package announced last year, to be delivered over the next three years.
The ten successful companies to receive funding were:
- Defiant Development (QLD)
- ODD Games (SA)
- Soap Creative (NSW)
- Tantalus Media (VIC)
- Tin Man Games (VIC
- Torus Games (VIC)
- Twiitch (VIC)
- Uppercut Games (NSW/ACT)
- The Voxel Agents (VIC)
- Wicked Witch Software (VIC)
Data released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics shows that employment numbers in the Australian game development sector have fallen from 1431 to 581 people. Hopefully this cash injection can help to bring that number around.
Source: Screen Australia (thanks David)