Secret social media project bags game studio $250k grant

Secret social media project bags game studio $250k grant
Mad Carnival's Sam Ramlu (left) shows Jacinda Ardern a game on an iPad. (Image: supplied)
Henry Burrell
A new game studio has been awarded a $250,000 grant to help it fund a project in partnership with a major social media player.Mad Carnival Entertainment won the grant from the centre of digital excellence (CODE), the Dunedin-based organisation funded by Kānoa, the government’s regional economic development and investment unit.It is the second $250,000 ScaleUp grant CODE has awarded to an established studio. The first was Runaway Play in December, when CODE handed out $1.19 million to several Dunedin studios at various stages of business d...

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