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Oompf! Games fund Winners Announced

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Earlier this year FTI announced the OOMPF! Games fund, a one-off members production fund to the value of $10,000. Following a number of submissions from local developers, the judges have made their decision and the winners have been announced!

Congratulations to…

Offpeak Games, Stirfire Studios, and ByteSprite!!

Oompf Games Fund Winners 2015

Offpeak Games will receive $2500 for the development of Valiant, a virtual reality jousting game that uses the Oculus Rift; Stirfire Studios, the folks behind the award-winning Freedom Fall, were awarded $5000 to go towards the development of their next big game D3bug; and last but by no means least, ByteSprite were awarded $2500, which will assist them in completing their cooperative two-player garden game BrambleLash.

For all the details on these games and the Oompf! Games fund, head on over to FTI’s official announcement.

Photograph courtesy of FTI.

Reminder: Level One Co-working & Oompf! Games Funding Pitch Night

This post is just a quick reminder of the cool things on today thanks to the folks at FTI, namely the fortnightly free co-working games space, followed by a pitch night for keen funding applicants.

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First up, it is once again time for the co-working goodness of the Level One space. This is a great opportunity to catch up with your team, be inspired by other industrious devs, and work on your pitches/applications for the Oompf games fund (more on that in a moment)!

What: Level One Co-working Space
When:
 Today! 23 July, 2015
Time: 9.30am-5pm
Where: FTI Training Lab, Level 1, State Library of WA Building

Cost: Free, but an RSVP is required.
Tickets: via Eventbrite

Oompf! Games LogoThen following of from the creative co-working times, tonight is also Pitch Night for the Oompf! Games funding! While attendance is not a requirement of the funding application, this event does gives you the opportunity to practice your pitch in front of an expert panel. There even a prizes for the evening’s best pitch!

What: Oompf! Games Pitch Night
When:
Tonight! 23 July, 2015
Time: 6-8pm
Where: FTI Training Lab, Level 1, State Library of WA Building

Cost: Registration is free for pitchers, and $10 for spectators (ticket includes 1 free drink at the bar)
Tickets: via Eventbrite

FTI Announces New Funding Opportunity for West Australian Game Projects

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The games industry in Perth continues to strengthen and grow, and new opportunities for collaboration, investment, and development are rising up. The fine folk at FTI’s Game and Interactive Program, known for such contributions to the games community as Playup Perth and Level One, are keen to keep the ball rolling on this. Following on from last year’s Games Industry Scoping Survey, FTI identified the need for more funding opportunities for local games projects; with this in mind they have just announced Oompf! Games, a one-off members production fund to the value of $10,000!

OOMPF! Games is competitive grant scheme that provides financial assistance for FTI members in the games industry to help them take their game to market with funding of up to $10,000.

Eligible games can include video games, console games, mobile games, online games, augmented and virtual reality games and pervasive, mixed/cross platform or other forms experimental games, as long as the production contains a digital component.

Projects that receive funding from the Oomf! Games program will need to be completed within 6 – 10 months from the approval date. To be eligible for funding, studios or individual developers must be West Australian, and at least one person from the studio must be an FTI Member. Projects that focus on diverse and inclusive content are of particular interest to FTI; games that focus on WA content, are created (or co-created) by Indigenous people, women or other underrepresented group, and/or tell their stories, are especially encouraged.

The key dates outlined for the program are as follows:

  • Public Pitch Night – 23 July 2015
  • Applications Close – 7 August 2015
  • Panel Assessment – August
  • Contracting – September 2015
  • Project Delivery – February 2016 (unless otherwise agreed upon)

For more information, check out the FTI Announcement Page and Funding Guidelines. For all queries, please contact the Games and Interactive Program Director, Kate Raynes-Goldie via or (08) 9431-6709.