In its capacity as the Federal Government’s key agency for providing support to the screen production sector, Screen Australia was charged in November 2012 with administering the new $20 million Interactive Games Fund to help build a sustainable base for the Australian interactive entertainment industry.
Draft guidelines: On 15 February 2013, following extensive industry consultation, Screen Australia released draft guidelines for a suite of new interactive and multi-platform programs which incorporate Federal Government funding through the Interactive Games Fund, as well as funding previously provided through the agency's former multi-platform programs. Comments are open until 1 March 2013.
Find out more.
Final guidelines were released on 11 March 2013, along with a summary of key changes made in response to feedback.
Australian Interactive Games Fund: Options paper for comment was released on 10 December, and Screen Australia welcomed feedback until
25 January 2013.
The paper was intended to stimulate discussion and included a number of key questions on which we wanted input. It outlined Screen Australia’s aims in providing funds to the industry and the principles underpinning how it might do this to make a meaningful impact. It also proposed several program options for targeting the support.
Comments submitted online can be read here
Individual submissions received by mail are available here
(unless you told us otherwise)
Public forums and webinar
Screen Australia invited the games sector to public forums in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. We also held a webinar on 18 December.
You can watch a recording of the webinar below. And download the comments submitted during the session here.
The notes from each of the public forums are available below.
Tuesday 11 December 2012: Consultation forum Melbourne - Melbourne Games Forum_notes.pdf (55.39 kb)
Wednesday 12 December 2012: Consultation forum Adelaide - Adelaide_Games_Forum_notes.pdf (58.43 kb)
Monday 17 December 2012: Consultation forum Brisbane - Brisbane_Games_Forum_notes.pdf (60.30 kb)
Tuesday 18 December 2012: Consultation forum Sydney
Feedback from WA developers
Read notes collated from phone conversations between a number of Western Australian developers and Screen Australia’s Mike Cowap and Tim Phillips during January 2013.