Screen Australia puts $1m behind 11 games
The Games: Expansion Pack Fund will be supporting Australian titles such as Bilkins' Folly, Copycat, and Ghost
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Screen Australia announced that it will fund 11 games for AU$1.5 million ($1 million) via the Games: Expansion Pack Fund.
The Games: Expansion Pack focuses on new and smaller-sized indie studios with game budgets below AU$500,000 ($348,000).
The funded titles include:
- Bilkins' Folly (Webbysoft)
- Copycat (Spoonful of Wonder)
- Ghost Cam (Arch Rebels)
- Misc. A Tiny Tale (Tinyware Games)
The news follows as the government launched Revive, a new cultural policy supporting creative sectors such as film, television, and music.
It will provide an additional AU$12 million ($8.36 million) across four years to support game developers in Australia.
"Alongside the recent announcement of Revive, we're pleased to support this exciting mix of games from all across Australia that are bringing to life distinctly Aussie stories…" said Screen Australia head of online Lee Naimo.
In 2022 Screen Australia announced that the Games: Expansion Pack fund donated AU$4 million ($2.8 million) to indie game creators.