The Interactive Media Fund has lived up to its name, funding several up and coming projects in gaming throughout New South Wales.
Specifically, it is contributing AUD$291'000 to four local development projects.
- ACO3D, in which the Australian Chamber Orchestra will see its performances enhanced via projection-mapping.
- The Hive, wihch combines social networks, TV and online, aiming to bridge the divide between solving in-game problems and real-world problems.
- Earthquake Buddy, which uses seismic data and geo-tagging to pinpoint the location of loved ones when earthquakes hit.
- Additional business development support for Mod Productions, which is working on ACO3D.
Andrew Stoner, New South Wales Deputy Premier, said: "The NSW Government’s Interactive Media Fund is designed for commercially-oriented projects that are destined for distribution on web-enabled platforms or devices and interactive video game consoles."
"The global digital games market is expected to more than double to $53 billion by 2016 and mobile gaming to triple to $17.5 billion, so the potential for Sydney and NSW to build its share of the high-value digital games sector is significant."
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