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The South Australian Film Corporation (SAFC) recently announced the six game developers that received funding from the State Government’s new $300,000 Games Innovation Fund.

Administered by the Department for Innovation and Skills and announced by the Hon. Minister David Pisoni, the fund is designed to develop and retain original innovative game projects in South Australia.

“Game development is one of the largest and fastest-growing industries in the world, estimated to be worth almost $200 billion globally. South Australia’s Creative Industries are well recognised the world over, and this new fund allows South Australian ingenuity and creativity to shine on a global stage, while generating new revenue streams for our local game-makers,” Minister Pisoni said.

Congratulations to the other five recipients supported by this great initiative. They are;

Top Chop Games: Ultra Casual Game Collection
Exbleative: Exo One
Voxon Photonics
We Made a Thing Studios: Box Knight
Melonhead Games: Rooftop Renegade

and, of course, Monkeystack and our game Trailblazer.


Trailblazer concept art by Monkeystack

We’ve been working on the concept of Trailblazer for a while in the studio and it’s great that we now have this support to take the production further. While you’ll have to wait to play the game, we can tell you that Trailblazer is the story of a living embodiment of a dormant AI investigating the desolate wasteland of its own creation in an attempt to find a way out.

Trailblazer concept art by Monkeystack

You can read more about the first Games Innovation Fund.

Round two of funding will open in February 2020 so make sure you don’t miss out on an excellent opportunity to make your game.