2020 was a good year for the game studios from the capital region. For the first time, more than three million Euros were given out to projects in form of the New-Media-Funding. That is around one million, so approximately 50%, more than the year before. 44 games, multiplatform-, virtual- and augmented reality projects were funded through the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. And some of the projects were successful and already paid back their funding: Eight games paid back a total sum of 500.000 Euro, which goes back into the subsidy scheme.
That´s not all: Five games that were funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg achieved eight nominations at the DCP 2021 (Deutscher Computerspielpreis). In total there are twelve nominations for games from the capital region. The nominations:
Funded by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg:
- Best German Game: Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)
- Best Family Game: Curious Expedition 2 (Maschinen-Mensch)
- Best Family Game: Dorfromantik (Toukana Interactive)
- Best Family Game: El Hijo – A Wild West Tale (Honig Studios)
- Young Talent Award – Best Debut: Dorfromantik (Toukana Interactive)
- Best Gameworld and Aesthetic: Cloudpunk (ION LANDS)
- Best Gamedesign: Dorfromantik (Toukana Interactive)
- Best Mobile Game: About Love, Hate And The Other Ones 2 (Black Pants)
Games made in Berlin-Brandenburg:
- Best Gameworld and Aesthetic: Penko Park (Ghostbutter)
- Best Serious Game: Hidden Codes (Playing History)
- Best Expertgame: Suzerain (Torpor Games)
- Young Talent Award – Best Prototype: Ampere (Laura Brosi, Mathieu Hentschel, Christopher Meier, Dave von Felten, Studierendenprojekt im Rahmen des Studiengangs Game Design der HTW Berlin)
In the last five years games that were funded by the Medienboard achieved 32 nominations and won twelve awards at the DCP.
With the “Scheck is back” campaign, the Medienboard introduces some funded and successful studios via their social channels. You can watch a variety of interviews with the developers on their official YouTube channel or go directly to the interview with Megagon Industries, an indie developer from Berlin, known for their title “Lonely Mountains: Downhill”.