Game developed in Melbourne is to be distributed worldwide

But more than half of the country’s game development companies are based in Victoria, as is 57 percent of the workforce.

Wilton’s game was among six games backed by Victorian agency VicScreen that were previewed to the media and set to release over the next 12 months on either mobile, PC or Xbox and Playstation.

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Many of Melbourne’s most anticipated games being previewed on Wednesday are exploration games that aren’t necessarily aimed at the typical male video gamer.

future folklore, The concept is due for release next year and will be Australia’s first-ever mobile game to be directed by indigenous people. It is set in an Australian bush-inspired fantasy world where players can explore and care for country.

A Silicon Valley venture capital firm has just pumped $9.76 million into a mobile app called Melbourne children’s world by female-led Melbourne studio Lumi Interactive. Conceived during the dark days of COVID lockdowns, the cozy game is all about caring for virtual houseplants and spreading kindness to help people relax.

Climate change and environmental issues are explored in’s Studio Ghibli-like game way into the forest as well as the studios of Paper House wood & weatherdepicting a “toy world” exposed to the effects of climate change.

The Melbourne outfit Ghost Pattern was also previewed wayward beach, A game set in the 1970’s and exploring the world of 14-year-old Casey, who accompanies her mother to her job at a geriatric care hospital in the Victoria region (also hanging in the sky) during the summer holidays.

Wednesday also marked the official opening of applications for the next round of Victoria’s game development internship scheme, which aims to attract more game developers from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in the display industry.

Melbourne’s status as a video game powerhouse was cemented in 2019 following the game’s success untitled goose game, which allows players to take control of a rampaging, mischievous goose.

The game, developed by Fitzroy-based studio House House, was recently acquired by Melbourne’s ACMI, Sydney’s Powerhouse and Canberra’s National Film and Sound Archive, who preserve the game and its early drafts for posterity.

Caroline Pitcher, managing director of VicScreen, said the Victorian digital games industry had just had a record year in which VicScreen-powered games brought $9.7 million into the state economy – a 46 percent increase over the previous year .

“The digital gaming industry is growing exponentially and we are committed to supporting it by supporting local intellectual property and career development,” she said.

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