Six teams win big at Nordic Game Program

Six teams win big at Nordic Game Program

By Ed Fear

May 19th 2009 at 2:58PM

NORDIC GAME: Teams share three million kroner in funding from Nordic body

The Nordic Game Program has awarded three million Danish kroner to six local game development teams.

86 studios applied for the grant this year, with an 'expert group' whittling down the submissions to reach the final six.

The following studios were given grants:

Art of Crime Aps (Denmark) – DKK 500,000 for 'Crimeville'
Casual Continent Ltd (Finland) – DKK 500,000 for 'Crown of Byzantium'
Recoil Games Oy (Finland) – DKK 500,000 for 'Earth No More'
Press Play Aps (Denmark) – DKK 450,000 for 'Hard Plastic'
Tactile Entertainment Aps (Denmark) – DKK 250,000 for 'iCreatures'
L Mediahouse (Sweden) – DKK 400,000 for 'Sky Heroes'

Four additional applicants were awarded DKK 100,000 each to 'improve their applications'.

A collective statement from the organisation read: ”The expert group was pleased to see the wealth of high-quality applications in this round. This reinforc es the impression of a highly creative, competent, and innovative Nordic games industry, whose major obstacles are barriers to market entry, and as a result, also barriers to early stage funding. Now at least a few more of all the potential good games have been helped part of the way towards reaching their audience.”