The Norwegian Film Institute has allocated €700.000 (NOK 6.5 million) development support for 10 computer games, including six new projects an four, which have previously received state funding.
"We received 30 applications, and we awarded a wide range of projects, both in terms of platform, genre and target audience, which also reflects the variety breadth of the games developed in Norway. There is a lot to look forward to," said head of the institute’s Game Division, Kaja Hench Dyrlie.
The 10 supported projects:
Morkredd (Mørkredd) - an evocative exploration game where shadows kill, developed by Hyper Games AS (Development grant: NOK 1.4 million)
Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (Flåklypa Grand Prix) – a game from Ravn Studio AS with 3D racing behind the wheel in the famous Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (NOK 1 million)
Fishing: North Atlantic – a sequel to the successful PC game Fishing: Barents Sea, set in a new area, from Misc Games (NOK 1 million)
Draugen – a psychological thriller game set in 1923 in a small town in northwestern Norway, developed by Red Thread Games (NOK 850,000)
Embracelet – described as an adventure game filled with magic, friendship, puzzles and love , from Machineboy AS (NOK 700,000)
Nenia – a game about living with depression, anxiety and addiction, from Henchman & Goon (NOK 500,000)
Norse – a tactical, turn-based strategy game set in the Nordic countries and the UK during the Viking Age, from Arctic Hazard Game Studio AS (NOK 500, 000)
Coding-game (working title) (Kodespill) – introduced as a story-driven learn-to-code game for children, developed by Bitbyte AS (NOK 350,000)
Animal Drivers Unleashed – a stunt car game with soft, solitary drivers, from Hello Bard AS (NOK 100,000)
Solar Explorer: New Dawn – an arcade game where you play through 40 missions in six worlds, from Dwarf Cavern AS (NOK 100,000)