The Nordic Game Institute has confirmed Nordic Game Program development support for 2015. Through a budget re-allocation approved by the Nordic Council of Ministers, the Nordic Game Institute has managed to extend the program beyond 2014, which was earlier believed to end last year.
The Nordic Game Institute is also currently working to secure a continuation of the Nordic Game Program development grants in 2016 and beyond.
One million Danish crowns (DKK) has been allocated for 2015. A number of constraints have been also been introduced to ensure that applications fit the available funds and desired project profile. Creative, quality projects will be selected, with an emphasis on games aimed at preschoolers, that display diversity in characters (differences in sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, etc.) and/or that have a clear foundation in Nordic cultural traditions.
Five projects will receive 200,000 DKK each, with development grants awarded no later than 1 May. Funded projects will also be presented at the Nordic Game conference on 20-22 May.
The deadline for submissions is 1 April. Instructions and an application form are available now on the Nordic Game Program website here.