Mich. – “Tuebor,” a hybrid genre video game that draws on narrative role
playing and team building, is eligible to receive a $202,571 incentive from the
Michigan Film & Digital Media Office (MFDMO). The incentive amount is
based on an estimated total production, post production, publicity and
advertising budget of $863,068. The studio currently employs 25 individuals in
Michigan, equating to 13 full-time employees.
are untapped opportunities for video-game developers who see the range of
economic advantages of developing their products in Michigan, including access
to talent in the digital industries,” said MFDMO Commissioner Jenell Leonard.
by newly established Lansing-based Strength in Numbers Studio, “Tuebor” is
designed for broad consumer appeal and features a diverse range of video-game
styles, including adventure, combat, fantasy, role-playing and strategy.
in Numbers is among the leading wave of innovative gaming companies in Michigan
that combine creativity and practical know-how with a keen understanding of how
to compete in the expanding global gaming market,” said Leonard.
company joins game developers worldwide that generate a total of $99.6 billion
in revenues in 2016, up 8.5 percent compared to 2015, according to Newzoo, a
San Francisco-based company that compiles data on the international gaming
industry. By 2019, the industry is expected to grow to $118.6 billion with the
largest percentage increase among Smartphone users.
July of 2015, legislation was signed into law eliminating the program for film
and digital media incentives. The incentive agreement for “Tuebor” was approved
before the legislation took effect.
year, MFDMO changed its name to reflect the broader emphasis on education,
community outreach and development, and job creation in the digital media
industries. Since then, several landmark projects have defined the new
direction for the office, including forming a first-ever partnership with
Google aimed at increasing awareness of the need to improve computer science
proficiency among students; playing a key negotiating role in attracting Comedy
Central series to Detroit; and, developing a mobile tour app based on “Batman v
Superman: Dawn of Justice” to attract tourists to movie location sites in
revised office name, Michigan Film & Digital Media Office, represents a new
chapter in the history of the Michigan Film Office, established in 1979 to
assist in location scouting and creating a directory of the state’s film
community. The office promotes the growth of Michigan’s film, television,
digital media production and other creative industries.
in 2008, tax credits were used to lure production companies to the state, and
then in 2012, a cash-rebate incentive program was instituted. That incentive
program was eliminated in July, 2015.
more information, please visit Michigan
Film & Digital Media Office.