The Intel Level Up Game Developer Challenge is a competition run by Intel that invites developers to enter their alphas, demos, proof of concepts for the chance to win cash prizes. This year it had quite the array of celebrity judges including Tim Schafer and Chris Avellone. It turns out that a a handful of Australian teams managed to dominate the awards.
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In the most recent budget, the Australian Federal Government scrapped the Screen Australia Interactive Media fund, essentially taking $10 million from the hands of local developers. But before the door closed SMG, a four man team working out of Sydney, managed to receive a small amount of funding for their newly released game OTTTD (Over The Top Tower Defence). How does it feel to be the very last video game funded by the Australian Government?