i live in adelaide, ive been thinkign about starting up a game dev studio.
A few questions... of course, as ive never worked at a proper game company.
1. where can i find more info about starting a company costs/govornment grants etc..
2.how long the average time to make a demo(because the time to make a mod is long i know because it a hobby not a job)..
anytrhing else you guys know too :D
The better places to find out stuff about proper costs and that is the Game Developers Association of Australia (www.gdaa.asn.au). However some more general type info can be found at www.gamedev.net, www.garagegames.com etc.
The time that it takes to make a demo really depends on the amount of time that you'd want to spend on it, and the people making it. From other developers in the industry I have heard that your demo must be 100% quality, nothing in it should be placeholder, all sounds / music / art if included must be of the utmost quality.
From what I've heard of you on the other thread it seems to me that you're both artists, hence you'll need to find some interested programmers to help you (I know a few in Adelaide), however that should not be difficult.
Good luck, it's gonna be a long hard road ahead if you choose to go down it.