Games

Games

Queensland is emerging as Australia’s most innovative hub for the digital games industry, boasting a thriving talent pool and the nation’s most competitive incentives.  

Studios establishing themselves in Queensland can take advantage of the 15% Screen Queensland Digital Games Incentive, paired with the 30% Federal Tax Offset — it's easy to build your business in the sunshine state.

Along with Australia’s most competitive incentive, Screen Queensland prioritises talent development through paid placement programs and seed funding for start-up companies.  

The Queensland Government through Screen Queensland is proud to support the digital games industry in the state.  

SCREEN QUEENSLAND PROGRAMS
15% DIGITAL GAMES INCENTIVE

The most competitive offering in Australia — a 15% incentive for companies developing a game with a minimum $250,000 spend in Queensland.  

GAMES GRANTS

Supporting the growth of the video games industry in Queensland, providing up to $90,000 in funding for local developers and studios to create digital games.  

GAMES RESIDENCY

A residency program for early-career games developers, focused on developing the skills and knowledge required to develop new games and games studios.

MARKET GRANTS

Registration and travel support for games developers to attend games conferences, markets and conventions both in-person and online.

ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR QUEENSLAND GAMES DEVELOPERS
30% DIGITAL GAMES TAX OFFSET

Combine the 30% Digital Games Tax Offset with Screen Queensland’s 15% Digital Games Incentive — equating to a 45% total offering.

EXPORT MARKET DEVELOPMENT GRANTS

Austrade's Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) helps local games developers promote their games to a global marketplace.

TRADE AND INVESTMENT QUEENSLAND

Trade and Investment Queensland (TIQ) connects the thriving Queensland games development industry with the strongest competitive incentives.

GAMES EXPANSION PACK

Screen Australia's Games Expansion Pack supports games studios to transition into businesses of scale to better compete in the global market.

TESTIMONIALS

"Screen Queensland’s support of Ardent Roleplay has been invaluable to getting us from development to a released product."

~ Dr Ralf Muhlberger
Ardacious Chief Executive Officer


Ardent Roleplay was supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland's Finance Program in 2019

"The most immediate benefit from Screen Queensland's support is the focus it allows us to put on the project, pushing forward the production timeline, and being able to hire an additional Queensland-based 3D artist to round out the team and achieve our aesthetic goals."

~ Seiji Tanaka
Programmer & Animator of Foolproof – Witch Beam


Foolproof was supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland's Games Finance Program in 2020.

"We were incredibly excited when we heard our application was successful, with Screen Queensland's support we’ll be able to bring the game to life in a way that we could never have achieved on our own."

~ Ellie Samson
Creative Director, Potions Express


Potions Express was supported by the Queensland Government via Screen Queensland's Games Finance Program in 2020.

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