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    [one_third]   Organisation: Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences Type: Non-profit organisation, higher education Country: Finland Research focus areas: Urban environment and culture New forms of games culture Children, youth, and elderly Mobile life and tablet nomads Virtual and augmented reality Games education on: Game artists Game designers Game producers Game programmers Contact:  http://games.metropolia.fi [/one_third][one_third] Organisation: Turku […]

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At the beginning of this year, the European Union launched a support programme for video game development, as a part of Creative Europe programme. The results of the first call were published in August and all together 259 companies from 26 member states applied for the funding. Out of them, 29 studios from 14 member […]

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Creative Europe programme grants € 3,2m million euros for 29 game developer studios In the first Creative Europe call for video game support, 259 companies from 26 member states applied for Creative Europe support for game development. Out of them, 29 game developer studios from 14 member states were granted all together 3.2 million euro. […]

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 HORIZON 2020 The full list of all open Horizon2020 calls can be found here  and the list of all open calls in the first Horizon2020 ICT call here. ODI: Horizon 2020 SME Instrument for ICT To who: Game developers with ambitious, but high risk ideas Any SME having a sound, ambitious, potentially disruptive but high risk  innovation in their hands […]

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The national support schemes for video games are often realised either through tax incentives or through technology and innovation funding. Consequently, European funding for the creation of digital content itself brings significant added value and enables the realisation of culturally ambitious projects pushing the artistic limits of interactive storytelling otherwise too risky to be completed. […]

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The European Commission has approved the British Games Tax Relief (GTR) for game developers. After an in-depth investigation, the Commission concluded that the measure, providing incentives to developers to produce games meeting certain cultural criteria, is in line with EU objectives. According to TIGA, the trade association representing the UK video games Industry, the measure […]

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Unofficial Creative Europe Guidelines A print friendly version of the guidelines can be downloaded from here. Official guidelines and application forms can be accessed here. If you have any feedback or you have spotted any errors in the guidelines, do not hesitate to contact COO of EGDF, Jari-Pekka Kaleva (jari-pekka.kaleva@egdf.eu).

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European Commission provides record funding for European Game Developers The European Commission has made a record number of funding instruments accessible for game developers under the new Horizon2020 research and innovation funding programme. This is in addition to 2.5 million euro annual funding for games through the Creative Europe programme. For the first time, the Commission […]

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European Game Developers interested in Horizon2020 projects BULGARIA       Company: COPRIX media Type: SME Country:  Serbia, Bulgaria Focus areas: Cross Platform Serious games and gamification Crossplatform teaching aids for preschool and primary school Educational Games Augmented reality Industry dissemination and validation Contact: www.coprix.net FINLAND Company: LudoCraft Oy. Type: SME Country: Finland Focus areas: Serious games and gamification Collaborative games Avatar [...]

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During recent years, one of the main goals of EGDF has been to reintroduce video games as a stand-alone support category in the European support programme for audiovisual media. This goal was finally reached in the Autumn of 2013 and now the first European call for video games is open under Creative Europe programme. Furthermore, as EGDF […]

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