As a developer of games across multiple platforms and technologies, the team at Bubble Gum Interactive invest a great deal of time and resources into research and development. This has led to the development of award-winning games with global audiences such as the Space Heroes Universe virtual world and the mobile games Jetpack Jinx and the upcoming Cake Bake Blitz.
Bubble Gum Interactive has been fortunate to have worked closely with the team at AusIndustry, a specialist program delivery division within the Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education that helps support Australian businesses. Recently, we were featured in an AusIndustry showcase of businesses that received support through the AusIndustry R&D Tax Incentive program. Below is the excerpt from AusIndustry.
Conquering gaming around the globe
Bubble Gum Interactive is in a world of its own for interactive storytelling.
Developed in Australia, their flagship title, Space Heroes Universe (spaceheroes.com) is a virtual world available in 15 languages and played by close to 2 million children worldwide.
CEO and Founder of Bubble Gum Interaactive said “A lot of research has gone into the development of our cross-platform and real-time gaming experiences. We have invested a great deal of R&D in creating various components on both game engines and server-side levels.”
Mr Mason said that R&D Tax assistance has provided invaluable support to the business.
“The R&D Tax Incentive has allowed Bubble Gum Interactive to leverage greater capital reserves to fund the investment in the R&D that has helped us build our products.”
With the success of Space Heroes, Bubble Gum Interactive are now extending their offerings across mobile gaming platforms with Space HEroes games and new games launching through 2013.
“We’re very lucky to be operating in Australia, programs like the R&D Tax Inventive provide a good basis for investing in people and processes to build knowledge and create competitive products and services” Mr Mason said.