Close to one third of the 3 million Euros granted by the EU to video game projects in 2014, went to a Nordic country. In total, 9 projects from the Nordic received a EU-grant, including “Trine 3” from Frozenbyte in Finland, “SteamWorld Heist” from Image and Form Games in Sweden, “Angel Dash” from Ravn Studio in Norway, and “Forced 2” from Betadwarf in Denmark.
Out of the €1 million floating towards the Nordic, €403.000 has gone to Denmark, €270.000 to Sweden, €204.934 to Finland, and €135.000 to Norway. At the very top of the chart, France succeeded in gaining €490.00 for a total of 4 projects, and Poland received €439.130 for 3 different projects.
While Norway may seem to come out at the bottom of the list of Nordic countries that received grants from the EU this year, they smashed every other Nordic country in terms success rate. In fact, an astonishing 40% of the applications sent from Norway went all the way and received a grant, whereas Sweden, Finland and Denmark all strive with a 10-25% rate of success.
The Creative Europe initiative, which aims to support and improve culture and audiovisual in Europe, is a program running from 2014 to 2020 with a total budget of €1.46 billion. The application deadline for the Video Games-grant 2014 was back in March, so keep an eye out for the 2015-edition of the grant if you have a project that needs funding!
As soon as more information is released by the EU, we will of course be sure to cover the 2015 application deadline as well, so there’s really no reason not to check back on NordicGameBits again tomorrow 😉