Steam World Heist

2016 Video Games results announced

The most recent results from the Video Games scheme have been published and 23 European game developers have been awarded funding. Together they share over €2.5 million.

Altogether 138 applications from 24 countries were submitted to the 3 March deadline (call number EACEA 20/2015), of which 97 were eligible, making a success rate of 23.7%. Norway is the country with the highest number of successful applications, with four companies receiving grants, followed by Germany and Poland with three each.

To be eligible, the games supported need to demonstrate in-game story-telling. As a result genres with strong narrative elements such as adventure, action-adventure and RPGs are the most represented in the projects selected, with PC being the most represented platform. Two successful applications are targeted at young audiences and therefore received five automatic points.

Six companies are receiving funding for the second or third time since this scheme was launched in 2014. They are; Sweden’s Zoink and Image & Form International, Poland’s Bloober Team and CD Projekt, Denmark’s Cape Copenhagen and Norway’s Ravn Studios.

The next call for proposals is set to be announced in November, with a deadline in March 2017. UK applicants are eligible to apply, so please get in touch if you are considering submitting an application.

Read the full set of results on the EACEA website.

Image: SteamWorld Heist by Image & Form International was released in December 2015. The game recieved funding from Creative Europe scheme in 2014.