Nordic Game hands out DKK 2.5 million to local devs
The Nordic Game Program has handed out DKK 2.5 million (EUR 335,000/ USD 498,000) to local developers working on PS3, Xbox 360, PC and Live Arcade games.
The Nordic Game Program has handed out DKK 2.5 million (EUR 335,351 / USD 497,913 ) in a second round of funding to local development teams.
Eight projects have been awarded the funds with Swedish outfit Tarsier Studios AB receiving DKK 600,000 (EUR 80,500) for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 title The City of Metronome, and Denmark's Digital Cowboys picking up DKK 500,000 (EUR 67,000) for Xbox Live Arcade game Asteroid Cowboys.
"The recurring characteristics of the successful applications are that they are designed from the heart and are games I'd really like to play," commented Stine Klie of Guppyworks, one of the developers charged with assessing applications.
Frecle's puzzle game Youropa for PC received DKK 300,000 (EUR 40,000), as did UOVO's virtual world Willinilli, Funkis Multimedia's Fishing in Sweden and Secret Exit Oy's rhythm game Cinnamon Beats.
In addition, two other applicants will each receive DKK 100,000 (EUR 13,000) to improve their applications for 2008.
In May of this year, The Nordic Game Program handed out its first round of grants to local development teams at the Nordic Game Show in Malmo, Sweden.