Updated: Jan 22
My plan to secure funding for my dream game goes astray when awarded a government grant tied to a dubious funding agreement fraught with legal contradictions and worrying long-term ramifications for my intellectual property.
In 2022, Screen Australia, the Australian Federal Government's key funding body for the screen production industry, awarded 4 million dollars in development grants to 31 games as part of the Games: Expansion Pack fund. One of these games was my game, Project Feline. We worked hard to get selected. But once we were in, we quickly realised this grant was not what it seemed. In this devlog, I’ll be telling you the story of how I got Project Feline in and out of one of the worst deals I’ve ever seen.