New South Wales Deputy Premier Andrew Stoner announced new funding today for ten interactive media projects.
The New South Wales government has granted $770,000 for ten projects to be developed under its Interactive Media Fund, now managed by Screen NSW. A total of $3 million will be invested to support the creation of new commercially oriented digital content over the next two years.
Mr Stoner said in a statement today: “These 10 new projects, from some of NSW’s most exciting and innovative creative talent, were selected for their innovation, quality, originality and interactivity and their potential to contribute to a robust NSW economy and the NSW digital media industry.”
The ten projects to be funded are:
Guess How Much I Love You, based on the popular children’s book, which, following a successful TV series produced by SLR Productions, will involve creation of an immersive environment and iPad application.
ArkadiA: Seed is a multi-platform tower defence game with strong narrative sensibilities and gameplay built around ecological systems produced by SeeThrough Studios.
Particulars, an educational and entertainment game planned for digital download release produced by SeeThrough Studios.
Brainworth, an educational game world played inside a browser (which involves MCV's own Leigh Harris).
A community-powered, physics-based, action puzzle game called Blonk.
The Story of the Goddess Durga Digital Motion Comic Prototype, the first production from the Project M Studios, a new company which will specialise in the creation of digital content.
Development of new interactive content in form of games and activities for preschool children that are both entertaining and educative for Wiggle Time. Emphasis will be on having fun and empowerment, with cognitive, physical and social/emotional elements.
The game Lost Monsters, originally created as a game app within Facebook and which will now extend to mobile devices.
The expansion of the company Uppercut Games, following the extraordinary success of their game, Epoch, including the development of a new mobile title.
The creation of an interactive app that extends the story-world and complements the worldwide release of the new Australian feature film The Sapphires.
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