The first of its kind for any non-governmental screen sector support organisation in Australia, FTI launched its Games & Interactive Program in early 2014 to support WA’s growing games industry. Reflecting the values of the local industry, FTI's program is inclusive. Support provided by FTI extends to game developers working across all manner of platforms, including but not exclusive to, console and mobile games, augmented, virtual and mixed reality, pervasive games and in some cases even tabletop. The program also aims to actively support the involvement of women, Indigenous and other underrepresented groups in the industry through advocacy, events and outreach. This inclusive philosophy is baked into everything we do.
Playup Perth is a monthly playtesting social event that brings game developers together with gamers and the general public. Each month, we play the newest local games before they’re released and provide the developers with feedback to help make their games even better [read more].
LEVEL ONE: Perth’s first co-working space exclusively for game developers began as an FTI. Since its establishment in April 2015 LEVEL ONE has been an invaluable resource for both established and up and coming Perth developers and game makers offering a place to meet, network, collaborate and showcase their games. [read more].
FTI provides WA’s only funding available to game designers through OOMPF Games! which first launched in mid 2015. This competitive funding scheme is designed to help games with a digital component get to market [read more].
The first round of OOMPF Games! winners have been announced [read more].
GAMES & INTERACTIVE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
FTI’s Games & Interactive Program offers a unique 3 month internship program for students and recent graduates interested in working in the games industry or supporting game makers. Interns get hands on experience running events and assist with delivering support programs, walking away with invaluable work experience and strong connections within the industry [read more].
The 2014 Western Australian Games Industry Scoping Survey was conducted by FTI to map the current landscape and provide an insight into the needs and challenges of the WA game industry, in particular what has held WA developers back from tapping into the massive global games market [read more].