The objective is to increase the capacity of European video game producers to develop projects with highly innovative content and quality gameplay, which will have the potential to circulate throughout Europe and beyond and to improve the competiveness of the European video games industry in European and international markets by enabling the retention of intellectual property by European developers.
Under this support scheme, applicants may submit a proposal to develop a concept and project (activities to the point that the concept leads to a playable prototype or trial version) of highly innovative and creative narrative storytelling video games designed for commercial exploitation for PCs, consoles, mobile devices, tablets, smart phones and other technologies.
The MEDIA Sub-programme supports European video game production companies with proven experience interested in developing a video game concept or project presenting:
- high level of originality, innovative and creative value, cultural diversity and enhanced Europe's cultural identity and heritage compared to existing mainstream works;
- high level of commercial ambition and extensive cross-border potential able to reach European and international markets
The aim is to provide funds to video game production companies to develop works with high creative value and wide cross-border exploitation potential.
Dateline for submission: 8 March 2018 12:00:00 (Brussels time)
Source: The European Commission
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