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Funding for UK Games Talent

How you can help us

Are you a seasoned games industry professional?

We’re always keen to expand our contacts list to benefit the UK’s games development talent base;  whether you’re from a developer, commercial or marketing background we want to hear from you.

More information on how you can get involved can be found here.

Are you a games developer?

If you’re a games developer with a great idea for a game, a team in place to make it and a passion to build a great business you may want to consider applying for prototype funding. The UK Games Fund has been created to help stimulate growth in the industry by supporting companies to become more diverse and innovative, create new IP and grow in strength and size. We’re actively looking to work with the best talent in the UK.

Is the UK Games Fund right for you?

See the How to Apply page to get all the relevant information on the typical criteria for funding. Applicants do not give up any rights to IP, equity or profits – your success is ours.

Interested in talent development?

As well as supporting the creation of new IP and the growth of commercial businesses, the UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company (the operating body behind the UK Games Fund) is designed to stimulate innovative potential from a grass roots level.

Find out more about our exciting range of programmes aimed to support the UK’s games development talent progress and succeed over at UK Games Talent, our sister project.

News

  • Life After Tranzfuser: Mochi Mode - April 2, 2018 - "Since we won the competition Mochi Mode has come on leaps and bounds. We’ve continued work on our first game Moo Moo Move and are nearing its completion - we’re talking with a publisher to set a release date in the near future."
  • Creative Industries Sector Deal - March 28, 2018 - "The UK Games Fund and Tranzfuser projects both feature in the paper with detail on increased government support; additional funding of £0.5m will be provided in 2018/19 and, as announced in the Budget, the government will provide an additional £1m to extend the programmes until 2020."
  • Life after Tranzfuser - March 27, 2018 - Shuttershade Studios (one of the two Tranzfuser 2017 competition winners) are busy working on the game they impressed the judges with at EGX, Hyper Party VR. We caught up with Marcus Nichols, Lead Designer, to find out what's been happening since Tranzfuser 2017 and what advice they'd give to this year's teams.
  • Funded Company Announces Game - March 22, 2018 - "For a tiny developer like Quite Fresh, the support from the UK Games Fund was what made it possible to aim that much higher with a complex and content-heavy project like Void Tyrant. With the support it was possible to spend time fine-tuning and iterating on the design early on, and also to really dive into the pre-production and create an interesting world."
  • Tranzfuser 2018 Opens - February 5, 2018 - “Tranzfuser is not just about giving talented people a shot at turning their dreams into a reality. By benefitting from grants, peer to peer interaction, business experience and the support of our excellent universities and creative agencies, we are investing in the next generation of video game developers and the future of our thriving creative industries.”

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