New grants and co-working space to support the game development industry

Thursday, 15 February 2018

New grants and co-working space to support the game development industry
Entrepreneurs and businesses in South Australia’s burgeoning game development sector are set to benefit from a new strategy designed to support the creation of high quality digital games, and position South Australia as a national leader in the growing industry.

This includes a new $1.55 million grant program, which will help game developers produce globally competitive content, execute marketing plans for their games in target markets, and create original, South Australian-owned intellectual property.

Grant funding will be available across three categories:

Production - Grants from $15,000 up to $50,000 to employ additional staff with specialist skills, acquire hardware or software, or cover other genuine production-associated costs for creating new content. Production grants must be matched on a 2:1 basis.

Marketing - Grants from $5,000 up to $15,000 to develop and execute marketing plans for games in target markets.

Skills development - Grants of up to $20,000 for game developers to attend conferences and speaker events and to grow their industry capability through training, scholarships, mentorships and event sponsorship. Game developers can also access Game Plus - a game development co-working space on Pirie Street - which provides a hub for digital entrepreneurs to co-locate and share knowledge, resources and opportunities.

For more information and to apply visit Innovation in SA.

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