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21 - Mar - 2024

Level up with Screen NSW’s Digital Games Seed Development Program

Still from Phantom Galaxies. Image courtesy of Blowfish Studios.

Still from Phantom Galaxies. Image courtesy of Blowfish Studios.

It’s game on for NSW digital game creators with applications now open for Screen NSW’s new Digital Games Seed Development Program.

Targeted at emerging and small-medium enterprise digital game creators, grants of up to $30,000 are available.

The initiative was announced as part of the NSW Government’s Creative Communities policy and will deliver vital support to the rapidly growing digital games sector in NSW. 

The funds can be used by creators to advance early concept original game ideas to the next stage of development or to secure investment for full-scale development. 

Applications close Thursday, 18 April 2024.

For more information and to apply, visit the Screen NSW website here.

Head of Screen NSW Kyas Hepworth said:

“The digital games industry continues to develop at breakneck speed and Screen NSW is committed to encouraging sustainable growth in the games sector by expanding our support for our remarkable game maker talent right here in NSW.

“We continue to see ambitious and exciting projects created by NSW digital game developers. This much-needed program will help to strengthen the capacity of the local industry and develop a diverse pipeline of projects by equipping NSW emerging game creators with development support.”

Interactive Games and Entertainment Association (IGEA) CEO Ron Curry said:

“Today we are extremely excited to see the introduction of Screen NSW’s Digital Games Seed Development Program. This program will provide much needed support at the grassroots level and see the NSW Government recognise the whole game development ecosystem as an important cultural, economic and tech led industry. 

“Funding emerging and small-medium games creators signifies a commitment to nurturing local talent, fostering creativity, and positioning NSW game developers for success both domestically and on the international stage.

“Screen NSW’s Digital Games Seed Development Program and the Digital Games Rebate will enable the NSW games development industry to create a pipeline of amazing projects, all of which are export ready, employing locals and creating a highly skilled workforce with enviable transferable skills.”