Video Game Earns Digital Media Incentive
LANSING (WWJ) — The Michigan Film Office announced the video game project Blood of the Werewolf has been approved for a digital media incentive from the state.
Blood of the Werewolf is a side scrolling platform video game for the Xbox PlayStation, Nintendo and PC platforms. The project will be entirely produced and developed by Farmington Hills-based Scientifically Proven Entertainment at Studio Center in Farmington Hills.
The game follows the story of a werewolf named Selena as she journeys through a land of classic monsters to avenge the death of her husband and save her kidnapped child.
Selena is voiced by Detroit 1-8-7 star Erin Cummings. Cummings is also the founder of the non-profit organization Mittens for Detroit.
“We are very excited about the growth of the digital media and video game development and publishing sectors here in the state,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office. “Scientifically Proven is a prime example of the type of companies in this industry offering growth opportunities right here in Michigan.”
The project received an incentive of $48,880 on $142,656 of projected in-state expenditures. Seven new hires with a full-time equivalent of 2 jobs, as well as existing employees at Scientifically Proven, will complete the work.
“Michigan has always been such a hotbed for creative talent,” said Nathaniel McClure, founder of Scientifically Proven. “It makes perfect sense for the state to strive to be the Midwest leader in the interactive industry. We are proud to be a part of its emergence.”
In the state’s fiscal year 2013, which began last Oct. 1, 26 projects, including four digital media projects, have been awarded a total of $36,033,737 in incentives, based on $136,786,348 of approved production expenditures. These projects are expected to create 1,799 Michigan hires with a full-time equivalent of 663 jobs.
The Michigan Film Office was created in 1979 to assist and attract incoming production companies and promote the growth of Michigan’s own film industry. The Film Office also administers the incentive program for film, television and other digital media production in Michigan. For more on the Michigan Film Office, visit: MichiganFilmOffice.org.