Atomizer Games' 'Heist.'
Nine Melbourne-based game developers will share in over $440,000, thanks to the latest round of Andrews Labor Government production investment funding.
The Minister for Creative Industries Martin Foley said the latest round of projects demonstrated the strength and diversity of Victoria’s game developers.
“For the last two years, we’ve delivered on what matters most to people – giving them the opportunity to excel their creative career and foster Melbourne’s booming and innovative games sector,” he said.
“Congratulations to the nine companies funded to further develop their impressive and innovative projects, all of which demonstrate strong potential to engage global audiences when fully realised.”
The successful applicants through Film Victoria’s Assigned Production Investment – Games program, designed to assist companies to produce a prototype or full game, are:
• Elden (OneRat Games) – a story-driven action adventure, with a unique visual style
• Fiend Legion (Spree Entertainment) – a strategy game of dramatic clashes between armies of fantastical creatures
• Heist (Atomizer Games) – a noir cat burglar game using non-lethal gadgets to get the loot and get out
• Into Affliction (Valorian Games) – a mother stranded on an alien planet searches for a cure to her son’s illness
• The American Dream (Samurai Punk) – a satirical virtual reality trip through a 1950s world fair in a life dominated by guns
• The Beat (Up Multimedia) – a glam-noir detective adventure set in contemporary Melbourne and inspired by true events
• Reflex (Turbo Pixel) – an arena-based shooter, played both competitively and casually
• Odd Gods (Inn Between Worlds) – a tactical role-playing game, where pop culture tropes come to life as a twisted pantheon of demons.
Funding from the Games Release program will also assist in the marketing and distribution of Framed 2, the prequel to the puzzle noir game released in 2014.