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Minister Templeman with some of the WA games delegation being supported to attend Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

Photo: Minister Templeman and Screenwest CEO Rikki Lea Bestall with some of the WA games delegation being supported to attend Gamescom 2022 in Germany.

The Nostalgia Box in Northbridge is the first video game console museum in Australia.

Back: Bella Taylor (SpaceDraft), Lauren Fletcher (Hungry Sky), Minh Tran (Hungry Sky), Minister Templeman, Natalie Marinho (Immerse Australia and Screenwest Industry Advisory Group Committee.
Front: Lucy Cooke (SpaceDraft) and Rikki Lea Bestall (Screenwest CEO).

WA games studios Black Lab, Hungry Sky, Big Bench Games, SpaceDraft and EarthLingo will attend the event from 24 to 28 August 2022, alongside Screenwest and Interactive Games & Association (IGEA), who are hosting an Australian pavilion stand at the event.

The grant complements a $2 million boost for the digital games and interactive industry by the State Government.

Administered by Screenwest, the pilot funding will enable WA games studios to access the recently announced Federal Digital Games Tax Offset for eligible projects.

The funding will boost the growth of WA’s digital games sector by supporting content development, capability development and strategic industry building opportunities.

The creative industries provide significant economic and cultural benefits to WA and the State Government is committed to growing and fostering the development of the gaming and interactive technologies sectors as a key part of its economic diversification strategy.

Australia is the official partner country of this year’s Gamescom. The pavilion stand is also supported by Austrade, Screen Queensland, Trade and Investment Queensland, Investment New South Wales, Creative Victoria, South Australian Department for Trade and Investment, South Australian Film Corporation, Screen Tasmania and Tasmanian Department of State Growth.

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