Nine Melbourne game developers will share in more than $440,000 thanks to the latest round of Film Victoria investment funding.
The games span a diverse range of topics – from a satirical virtual reality journey through 1950s America to a detective game designed for a primarily male audience, and a poignant story of a mother searching an alien planet for a cure to her son’s illness.
The successful applicants through the Assigned Production Investment - Games program 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.
Through the Games Release program, funding will also assist the marketing and distribution of Framed 2, the prequel to the multi-award-winning puzzle noir game released in 2014.
Film Victoria CEO Jenni Tosi said: “We congratulate the talented recipients of our latest API games funding round. The calibre of the projects supported are testament to the innovative games companies we have here in Victoria and their capacity to create world class experiences for games devotees to enjoy.”