Aussie game dev fund calls for public input

Several public forums in major Australian cities will be held by Screen Australia to determine how to administer A$20 million Interactive Games Fund.

Just a few weeks after the Australian government announced its plan to support Australian game development with a A$20 million grant, Screen Australia have indicated how potential beneficiaries may be determined.

The Australian government has pledged money to support local game developers.

Screen Australia has scheduled four public forums to be held in Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Sydney this month. A webinar has also been scheduled for those who would like to participate in the discussion online.

The forums are intended to allow the Australian games sector to contribute thoughts and comments on an options paper, which will become available on Monday, December 10 via Screen Australia's website.

Up-to-date information on the Interactive Games Fund can be found at the fund's Facebook page. Those interested in the conversation are able to join in through Twitter using the hashtag #GamesFund.

The dates and details for the forum and webinar are listed below and RSVP is essential.

Melbourne
Tuesday, December 11
ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne
4–6pm
RSVP by Monday, December 10: melbourne.rsvp@screenaustralia.gov.au

Adelaide
Wednesday, December 12
Adelaide Studios, 226 Fullarton Road, Glenside
3–5pm
RSVP by Monday, December 10: adelaide.rsvp@screenaustralia.gov.au

Brisbane
Monday, December 17
Auditorium, Department of Housing & Public Works, 111 George Street, Brisbane
3–5pm
RSVP by Thursday, December 13: brisbane.rsvp@screenaustralia.gov.au

Sydney
Tuesday, December 18
Screen Australia Theatrette, Level 1, 150 William Street, Woolloomooloo
4–6pm
RSVP by Friday, December 14: sydney.rsvp@screenaustralia.gov.au

Webinar
Tuesday, December 18
Details for joining the webinar will be sent via email a few days prior to the webinar.
12.30–2pm
RSVP by Friday, December 14: webinar.rsvp@screenaustralia.gov.au

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Discussion

2 comments
Mario_Bones
Mario_Bones

I wonder how many old people will show up just to say video games are a waste of money :(

farcorners
farcorners

Development in Australia will remain an uphill task with the aussie dollar so strong. Hooray! I'm first comment. Do I get an achievement?