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Australian developers share $330,000 funding

Five local teams awarded Film Victoria cash for digital games

Five developers based in Australia have been awarded a total of AUD $330,000 ($328,000 / £208,000) in funding for game projects.

The money is split between Wicked Witch Software's iPhone game Rugby Union, Brawsome's downloadable title Urban Wolf, Facebook title Puzzle Treasure from Play-Bit Software, Big Ant Studios' PSN and XBLA title Table Top Cricket and iPad title Mykola On The Roof from designers Greg Sharp and Ivan Dickson.

"Victoria's games companies are competing on the world stage, and our government will continue to play a leading role in supporting and driving Victoria's growing digital media sector," Louise Asher, minister for Innovation, Services and Small Business.

"By investing in five commercially appealing projects, we are assisting games developers to create content that attracts overseas interest, generates further investment opportunities and stimulates the global market."

The money is via Film Victoria's Games Investment program, intended for developers to create product for any platforms, including consoles, social media and iOS devices.

"Victoria's local games community is world renowned for its innovation and capability, and our first round of Games Investment demonstrates this emphatically," offered Film Victoria CEO Sandra Sdraulig.

"The quality and diversity of these projects are a testament to the talent of our digital media practitioners and companies."

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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.
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