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Funding & Support

DIGITAL GAMES

VicScreen has invested in digital games for more than 25 years, backing Victorian developers in their ambition to push boundaries and create some of Australia’s most exciting and well-known games. 

Our suite of games programs supports projects, businesses and talent to grow their capability and capacity, build sustainable and globally competitive businesses, secure investment, and contribute to Australian culture and storytelling. 

INVESTMENT

Our Victorian Production Fund – Games program support Victorian studios to develop original IP and successfully release their titles into the global marketplace. 

INCENTIVES

The Victorian Screen Incentive attracts projects or packages of work to be made at Victoria’s world-class games studios. We offer incentives of up to 10% of Qualifying Victorian Expenditure to projects that spend at least A$500,000 on games production in Victoria.

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

Our Key Talent Company Placements, Specialist Placements and Games Development Internships support the growth and development of Victorian games talent and businesses, nurturing the next generation of developers and strengthening Victoria’s games ecosystem.

Victorian Production Fund (VPF) — Games

The Victorian Production Fund – Games supports Victorian digital games companies and Victorian key creatives to develop and release high-quality, diverse and engaging digital games. 

The program funds the Pre-Production, Production and Post-Production phases of game development for PC, consoles, mobile, virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) or extended reality (XR). 

Up to $300,000 per stage and up to $500,000 per project is available to be cash-flowed into projects, with the equity remaining with the company or individual. 

Applications can be received at any time.

Please note: Games Release has been folded into the Victorian Production Fund – Games.

Complete the Application Form
Complete the Acquittal Form

Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) – Access Passes

VicScreen is supporting up to 12 Victorian games developers who are early career or from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds to attend Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) and the Australian Game Developer Awards (AGDAs).

Each pass is valued at $499 AUD and provides access to GCAP at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between 3 – 5 October and the AGDAs 2022 on Wednesday 5 October from 7pm at the Forum Melbourne. 

Games Connect Asia Pacific (GCAP) is Australia’s premier professional development and networking event for the game development sector. Successful applicants will be invited to a briefing prior to GCAP on Tuesday 27 September to connect with other recipients and feel prepared prior to attending the conference. 

Applications close at 11pm AEST on 15 September 2022.

Read Key Information
Complete the Application Form

LOOKING TO DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN DIGITAL GAMES?

Fast-track your career in games, from hands-on placements to collaborative internships.

WHEN YOU'RE READY TO APPLY

 

1.) Read the guidelines and our Terms of Trade.  

2.) Review the Application Form.  

3.) Whether you’re a first-time applicant or an experienced developer, contact our team to discuss your project. 

YOUR TEAM AT VICSCREEN

Paul Callaghan (he/him)
Head of Games & Interactive
Lise Leitner (they/them)
Games & Interactive Coordinator
Rachel Duffy (she/her) — For VPF Games Enquiries
Grants Officer