Are you sitting on a wonderful idea for a narrative driven game but can’t find funding for it? Then maybe you should consider turning to Creative Europe (link in Dutch only), a support programme led by the European Commission. Let’s take a look at this great initiative step by step:
Who can apply?
The applicant must be located in an eligible country (link in Dutch only) and have a proven track record (= release of at least one game that was commercially distributed during the two years preceding the call). Only legal bodies that have their offices in Europe and that own the majority of the rights related to the submitted project can apply.
The games are judged by independent experts on overall quality, originality, innovation and creative value. Besides that there must be a commercial drive behind the project. This year, all games also have to have a clear narrative driven component.
What can you apply for and how much money is there to be had?
The game must be a digital game (regardless of platform), be intended for commercial use and the first playable prototype may not be scheduled within 8 months of the date of application.
This year The European Commission provides a total budget of €2.6M. The contribution for each project may not exceed 50% (10 to 150K) of the total eligible cost of the development.
Want to apply?
To be able to participate, you must first register yourself and your organisation with the European database. Once you have done this, you can submit your application. The deadline for this call is March 3 2016. Online submissions can be done until 12 AM. Want to take part? You can start your registration (link in Dutch only) right now. Good luck!