With South Australian government support to the tune of $2 million, and up to 500 game related jobs about to open up in the land of the wind farm. The hub will be operated by Game Plus, with a sizable chunk of the money going towards renovating the new space. A definite good news story not only for Adelaide developers, but the Australian indie scene as a whole.
South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill said, "Job creation is the number one priority for the State Government. This new Game Plus Hub is set to create around 500 jobs in three years, while positioning SA as a national leader in the rapidly growing gaming industry.
"Business confidence in SA is the highest in the nation, and our investment in this hub is set to drive investment from game developers from around the nation and the world."
"The $2 million fund to support the development of the hub sits alongside a range of measures we have put in place to drive jobs growth and foster our leadership in emerging industries - including the $200 million Future Jobs Fund, Job Accelerator Grant and payroll tax cuts for small business."
Jobs baby! Which really, should be an easy sell for nation-wide games industry investment. It's sound economics.
COO & Co-Founder of Game Plus Amit Oberoi added, "We are thrilled at the announcement by the SA state government for the $2 million fund to help build a world leading Digital Games Development Hub in Adelaide."
"Game Plus is a non-profit collaborative workspace for game developers. It provides a hub and national network for digital entrepreneurs to co-locate, share resources, knowledge and opportunities."
"Ultimately this alleviates identified challenges faced by the industry and provides an industry pathway for new and existing companies."
Source: MCV Pacific