Bubble Gum Interactive secures $255,000 Commercialisation Australia funding
Sydney, Australia, 5th December 2011 - Bubble Gum Interactive, an independent developer of children’s games, announced today that it has secured $255,000 from Commercialisation Australia as part of its Early Stage Commercialisation Program.
The Australian Government’s initiative for Australian entrepreneurs, Commercialisation Australia is a competitive, merit-based program that assists in the commercialisation of innovative early-stage companies with high growth potential.
Awarded by the Minister for Innovation, The Hon Kim Carr, the grant will be used by Bubble Gum Interactive to continue to develop and commercialise Little Space Heroes, an original virtual universe for kids and families worldwide.
Rated E for Everyone and awarded the Family Friendly Videogames Seal of Approval, this story-driven online social game allows players to create their own Space Hero and embark on an intergalactic adventure. Featuring character personalisation, solo and team gameplay, quests and community activities, Little Space Heroes offers an age-appropriate and safe environment for kids to explore, make new friends and have fun online. All that is required to play is a computer connected to the internet. Little Space Heroes is free to play at http://www.littlespaceheroes.com.
Bubble Gum Interactive founder and Executive Producer Phil Mason said “We’re very pleased to be a recipient of the Australian Government’s Commercialisation Australia program. Government support is paramount in helping to finance the project in addition to private equity capital we have raised. The grant will be used to help develop the framework for our premium customer value proposition and international billing platform.”