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Display screen Australia won’t have the ability to fund local video games anymore, however they’re nonetheless serving to fund some nice gaming-adjacent funding. The newest spherical of presidency funding is backing a brand new sequence from Dragon Pals, the Australian Dungeons & Dragons comedy group.
The venture known as Dragon Pals: Dream Killers, and is created by the identical group behind the Dragon Friends podcast and Twitch channel. It’s described as a reside motion/animation hybrid that stars a dad who begins internet hosting DnD nights after his associates group are banned from their native pub trivia:
- Dragon Pals: Dream Killers: A six-part on-line animation/reside motion hybrid which follows associates Gabe, Ally, Mike and Eddie who get banned from their native trivia night time. In want of a brand new exercise to maintain the splintering friendship group collectively, they go away their actual life behind and enter the world of Dungeons and Dragons. This journey comedy is created by the group behind The Dragon Friends podcast, with author/director David Harmon and writers Edan Lacey, Alexandra Lee, Michael Hing, Ben Jenkins and Simon Greiner. Will probably be produced by Lacey, Jenkins, Shakeera Khan and Grace Rein.
This system was one of 28 new projects receiving $1 million in funding from the federal physique. Different on-line, TV and movie tasks authorized embody: Duck Turpin, a comedy action-adventure a few time-travelling duck; a sequence impressed by the ABC comedy podcast Snowball; Troubled Youth, a comedy-drama about three suburban middle-aged girls reforming their teenage rock band; One Extra Shot, a movie about somebody who discovers a bottle of time-travelling tequila on New Yr’s Eve that sends her again to the start of the night time; Tradecraft, a drama sequence about two CIA recruits in 1948; an internet sequence about somebody being tricked into spending time at a psychological hospital; and Arguments With My Mum, an internet sequence concerning the first-born boy in a Greek-Australian family and the disputes between him and his overbearing mom.
There weren’t some other gaming or gaming-adjacent sequence funded within the newest Display screen Australia spherical of funding, however the physique has backed DnD-based tasks earlier than. Earlier this 12 months, 1 For All, a reside motion comedy internet sequence concerning the escapes of a DnD group, received federal funding for a second season.
Dragon Pals most lately took half within the Stream of Annihilation two-day event, taking part in fifth Version on the official Dungeons and Dragons Twitch channel. They’ve additionally uploaded a lot of their very own streams and DnD classes to Twitch and YouTube, together with their Beef Babes D&D sequence.