The recipients of the last round of Nordic game development grants were announced on 20 May at the Nordic Game 2015 conference in Malmö, Sweden:
Itatake AB, Sweden, 200,000 DKK for Pukk
MiniMo ApS, Denmark, 200,000 DKK for MiniMo Nordic Kitchen
Rosamosi ehf., Iceland, 200,000 DKK for Mussikids Music Box of Mussiland
ThroughLine Games ApS, Denmark, 200,000 DKK for Look At My Drawing
Zoink AB, Sweden, 200,000 DKK for Fe
Since game development support was established in 2006 as part of the Nordic Council of Ministers’ Nordic Game Program, the scheme has received 1,345 applications from Nordic game developers. The program has granted 112 projects funds for game development, selecting just 8 per cent of the applications.
Most of the applications have been from start-up or young companies in the early stages of game development and with limited access to funding, which has made this support very important for these companies’ futures.
For the final round of support, a number of constraints were introduced to ensure that the applications fit the available funds and the desired profile of the projects. Thus the five selected creative, quality projects are aimed at pre-schoolers, display diversity in characters (differences in sex, ethnical background, sexual orientation etc), and have clear foundations in Nordic cultural traditions.
Expert Group 2013-2015
The following individuals were chosen by the Nordic Council of Ministers to represent their member countries in determining the developer support guidelines, as well as approving development grants:
Anne Mette Thorhauge, chairperson, DK
Jan Neiiendam, deputy, DK
Annakaisa Kultima, member, FI
Miikka Junnila, deputy, FI
Ólafur Andri Ragnarsson, member, IS
Stefanía Halldórsdóttir, deputy, IS
Kaja Hench Dyrlie, member, NO
Magnus Tellefsen, deputy, NO
Magnus Alm, member, SE
Annika Olofsdotter Bergström, deputy, SE
Rógvi Hofgaard, member, FO
Laufey Blaasvær, deputy, FO
Johannes Müller, member, GL
Christian Rex, deputy, GL
Mats Adamczak, member, AX
For questions please contact Erik Robertson, the administrator of the 2015 development support round here.