This week, the Toronto chapter of the IGDA (International Game Developers Association) will be hosting a special presentation titled: Government Assistance â€“ Part II. The presentation will take place on Thursday, June 3 from 7p.m. – 9p.m. at Metro Hall (55 John Street, Toronto) in room 308/309, and it will feature representatives from the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) and Telefilm Canada who will be talking about the various forms of government financing and assistance available to both video game and interactive media developers.
If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how to finance your own video game development project, then this presentation is for you. Several programs aimed at helping developers of video games and interactive media will be discussed, and these will include the OMDC Export Fund, the Interactive Digital Media Fund, the IP Prototype Fund, the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit, and Telefilm’s new Canada Media Fund. There will also be more information about fund descriptions, who qualifies for what programs, and how to apply, so come on out to this presentation for a great opportunity to learn more about the resources that are available to local start-up video game companies.