Creative Europe - Video games and immersive content development

Deadline :
March 1, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 6 000 000
Partners required:
N/A

Funding programme

Creative Europe is the EU’s funding programme for providing support to the culture and audiovisual sectors.

Call overview

This call aims to increase the capacity of European video game producers, XR studios and audiovisual production companies to develop video games and interactive immersive experiences with the potential to reach global audiences.

Call detail

The objective of this call is to increase the capacity of European video game producers, XR studios and audiovisual production companies to develop video games and interactive immersive experiences with the potential to reach global audiences. The support also aims to improve the competitiveness of the European video games industry and other companies producing interactive immersive content in European and international markets by enabling the retention of intellectual property by European developers.

Activities to be funded

Support will be given to the development of works and prototypes of interactive narrative storytelling with original content and/or quality gameplay intended for production and global commercial exploitation via PCs, consoles, mobile devices, tablets, smart phones and other technologies.

The aim is to provide funds to video game production companies and other companies producing immersive content to develop works with a high level of originality and innovative and creative value, and that have a high level of commercial ambition and extensive cross-border potential to reach European and international markets. This will allow for further investment in innovative European content and increase the competitiveness of European companies in the digital global market.

 Applicants should present adequate strategies to ensure a more sustainable and more environmentally-respectful industry and to ensure gender balance, inclusion, diversity and representativeness.

Eligibility

In order to be eligible, the applicants(beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:

  • be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e. Creative Europe Participating Countries: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs)) and non-EU countries: listed EEA countries and countries associated to the Creative Europe Programme (associated countries) or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
  • be established in one of the countries participating in the MEDIA strand of the Creative Europe Programme and owned directly or by majority participation, by nationals from such countries; for publicly listed companies, the location of the stock exchange will be taken into account to determine its nationality  
  • be European video game production companies, XR studios and audiovisual production companies that can demonstrate recent experience in producing commercially distributed eligible works

Consortium composition

N/A

Budget

EUR 150.000 per project. The grant awarded may be lower than the amount requested.

Project duration

Projects should not normally exceed 36 months(extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).

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Deadline :
March 1, 2023 5:00 PM

Brussels time

Project Duration:
Funding available:
The available call budget is EUR 6 000 000
Partners required:
N/A