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Shifty Eye Studios Awarded Prestigious Grant from Canadian Heritage

February 21, 2024

We are thrilled to announce a significant milestone for Shifty Eye Studios, as we've been honored with a substantial grant from the Government of Canada through the Creative Export Canada program, under the Export-Ready Stream. This accolade not only recognizes our dedication to excellence in video game production but also reinforces our commitment to sharing our creative vision on a global scale.

The grant, totaling $788,500 CAD, is a testament to the potential seen in our upcoming major video game project, which is set to captivate audiences in over 180 countries. With this funding, we will enhance our efforts to distribute, sell, and promote the game internationally, ensuring that our innovative gaming experience reaches a vast audience. The game, designed for PC/Mac and gaming consoles, will break language barriers by being translated into 20 languages, making it universally accessible and enjoyable.

This funding initiative by the Canadian government, as highlighted by The Honourable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is part of a broader commitment to propel Canadian creative industries to new heights. It aims to bolster the visibility of Canadian creativity worldwide, thereby fostering economic growth and celebrating cultural diversity. Shifty Eye Studios is proud to stand among the 21 projects chosen for this year’s funding, benefiting from a program that champions the expansion of Canadian creative content across the globe.

Our upcoming game promises an engaging experience focused on puzzle-solving, stealth, and espionage, steering clear of violence and embracing a broad appeal that resonates with diverse audiences. This project's endorsement by such a prestigious program is not only an honor but a motivating force that drives us to continue creating immersive, thought-provoking, and universally enjoyable gaming content.

We are immensely grateful for this support and excited about the opportunities it unlocks for us to showcase our creative talents to the world. This investment into our project is a significant boost, affirming our direction and enabling us to dream bigger, reach further, and engage more players globally than ever before.

Stay tuned for more updates as we progress with our ambitious project, set to redefine gaming experiences and captivate players across continents.