The Norwegian national budget for 2020 will raise game development funding by 10 million NOK (circa one million EUR), with further increases planned over the next two years.
Part of the government’s official “Spillerom” game support strategy for 2020-2022, the roadmap’s main objectives include encouraging varied content and top quality in Norwegian video games, a professional and diverse Norwegian games industry, heightened market penetration for Norwegian games and an inclusive and accessible Norwegian video games culture.
Norwegian Minister of Culture Trine Skei Grande also announced that the government aims to further increase game development support by 10 million NOK per year over the next two years, potentially raising annual funding for games in Norway to 60 million NOK (circa six million EUR) by 2022.
“This is great news for the Norwegian games industry”, says Sarepta Studio CEO Catharina Bøhler. “The government is now giving a clear signal that they see the potential in games and we are confident that more will be done to help elevate the industry. We are ready!”
Learn more about the Norwegian “Spillerom” game support roadmap here (in Norwegian).