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The SAFC supports web, interactive and gaming productions and creatives as part of its commitment to supporting and developing all sectors of the South Australian screen industry.

Games Innovation Fund
Image: Concept art for Box Knight: Bash by We Made a Thing Studios

The SAFC Games Innovation Fund aims to support the progress of outstanding, original and creative games for production in South Australia. All games must be intended for public release.

Games Innovation funding supports games intended for public release with global audiences, including: serious games, educational games, narrative and non-narrative format games, free-to-play and premium games, VR, AR, mobile, tablet, console, installation, PC and multi-platform games.

What is on offer?

The maximum amount applicants can apply for is $25,000. Funds are made available as a grant. The SAFC may not be able to fully fund all stages of development. Innovation funds should be viewed as a subsidy and other sources of funding should be considered.

Key dates

Round Two applications close midnight, Friday 22 May, 2020.

Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 26 June, 2020.

Guidelines & Downloads

Accessibility Options

Download an Easy Read Explainer for the Games Innovation Fund (336kb PDF)

Online Information Session

SAFC Games Consultant Vee Pendergrast hosted an online information session for applicants on Thursday 9 April. Missed it? Watch the replay below.

How can I apply?

Submit your application through the SAFC’s online grant portal:

Before you apply, please make sure you are familiar with the SAFC’s Terms of Trade.

For more information, including eligibility requirements, evaluation criteria and application instructions, download the guidelines (linked above).

Where can I find out more?

Contact Nara Wilson on 08 8394 2020 or

Main image: Artists working at Adelaide Studios based agency Monkeystack.

Games Innovation Fund Recipients

Six South Australian game developers were announced in November 2019 as the inaugural recipients of the State Government’s $300,000 Games Innovation Fund – find out more about them.

Image: Rooftop Renegade, by Melonhead Games