The EU Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) has agreed to co-fund 30 European-made video games. Many are slightly obscure. However, included in the list are the likes of Trine 4 and Earthlock 2.
Developed and published by Frozenbyte, Trine 3 released a good few years ago now in August 2015. It was a decent enough title in its own right, but suffered noticeably from the financial constraints imposed upon it as a result of the studio’s somewhat unrestrained ambition.
Earthlock: Festival of Magic, meanwhile, is a non-linear, turn-based RPG created by Norwegian developer Snowcastle Games. While it might not be a match for Trine in terms of sheer quality, it nonetheless offers an enjoyable little slice of traditional RPG goodness for those who like that kind of thing.
Trine 4 and Earthlock 2 Aren’t the Only Dishes on the Menu
With nothing more than a name and developer to go on, it’s hard to say which titles (other than the two mentioned above) are worth following at this stage.
However, a few certainly grabbed our attention when we read through the list earlier today. Including: Roll Them Bones, Lumberjack, Quarantine, Parzival’s Stone VR, Sunken Spectre, and When I Got Lost…
A full list of the game’s and developers benefitting from the EU fund can be found in the accompanying PDF on the EACEA website.