An Australian company, Battlefield Sports, has developed a live gaming system SATR3. The company is one of 70 companies supported through more than $8.3 million in Palaszczuk Government funding.
Innovation Minister Kate Jones recently launched the latest round of Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas funding which will see the government support around 70 Queensland companies whose products are on the cusp of commercialization, or ready to scale up for new markets.
“These companies are at an exciting point with their products and will use the money to ramp up development and expand their workforce,” Ms. Jones said.
“Through a highly competitive, independently assessed process they showed they have the talent and the right mindset to take their products to new levels and new markets."
“The Palaszczuk Government has now supported 271 Queensland businesses through $34.65 million (four rounds) of Ignite Ideas, driving more than a thousand new jobs.”
Battlefield Sports is one of only two companies in Logan to receive funding in this round of the hyper-competitive Ignite Ideas grant.
“Live gaming is a growing market. That’s why we’ve invested to help Battlefield Sports scale-up their operation and ultimately create more jobs in Queensland,” Ms. Jones said.
Battlefield Sports' Chief Fun Officer Nicole Lander said the funding would allow the company to commercialize its gaming platform SATRWare for real-world live-action role-plays and adventure quest games.
“SATRWare takes the technology to the next level in live-gaming technology,” Ms. Lander said.
“For example, a corporate team-building experience could involve a quest to discover a location and collect virtual treasures, with the number of players in a game able to range from a handful to more than 2,000 participants."
“The history of our gaming technology dates back more than 10 years when we wrote the specifications for a new generation of laser tag."
“With the help of the Ignite Ideas funding, here at Battlefield Sports, we are taking real-world gaming to the next level," she said.
Queensland’s Chief Entrepreneur Steve Baxter said the Ignite Ideas funding would help the 70 businesses take their next big step forward.
“These are early-stage businesses and this is a bridge to commercializing their products and making a splash in a wide range of industries,” he said.