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Nordic Game fund winners announced

Seven companies receive grants as second round completed

Seven companies have won funding from the second round of the Nordic Game Program's grants, with DKK 3 million (£338,012) being distributed between the winners.

Chosen from 136 entries in total, the winners were announced last night in Malmo, Sweden. The most notable previous winner of the funding has been XBLA title Limbo, which saw great commercial and critical success earlier this year.

A full list of the winning projects and their allocated funds is below.

  • Erik Svedäng - (Sweden), DKK 600,000 (£67,582) for "else { Heart.break }" - A philosophical adventure for PC/Mac set in a place where bits have replaced atoms.
  • Locatify - (Iceland), DKK 500,000 (£56,318) for "Treasure Hunt" - Locatify will build a new platform for the next generation SmartPhone game.
  • Snow Castle AS - (Norway), DKK 500,000 (£56,318) for "Winds of Edéa: The Escape" - the first episode of a multi platform video game for children aged 8-12.
  • Traplight Ltd. - (Finland), DKK 450,000 (£50,686) for "The Great Escape" - a physics based rollercoaster game with puzzle elements, intuitive controls, cute graphics and funny sounds.
  • Image & Form International AB - (Sweden), DKK 400,000 (£45,054) for "Anthill" - a strategy game for iOS. As King of the Anthill, you control your ant minions through a series of sunny outdoor environments.
  • Copenhagen Game Productions ApS - (Denmark), DKK 300,000 (£33,791) for "Slow Moe's Showdown" - a Wild West gunslinging game designed for Microsoft's Kinect.
  • Sarepta Studio AS - (Norway), DKK 250,000 (£28,167) for "Shadow Puppeteer" - a co-op puzzle adventure game for the Xbox. One player acts in a full 3D environment while the other acts as his shadow.

Applications for the next round of funding close at midnight on April 1, 2011. More details on the requirements are available from the organisation's website.

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