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Funding for UK Games Talent

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.

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.

News

  • SwapBots Heads To The US - February 28, 2017 - After revealing the toy in 2016 to impressed industry insiders, SwapBots won financial support from UK Games Fund during the summer. Now the public will get their first chance to try SwapBots from March 1st as the Kickstarter campaign launches at GDC San Francisco and beta test toys are distributed to hundreds of eager players.
  • Call for External Reviewers - January 18, 2017 - “Becoming a reviewer for either of these projects is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the UK games development community."
  • Speech Graphics Launches SGX - December 16, 2016 - “SGX is one example of the extraordinary advances in audio-driven animation and motion technology under development by Speech Graphics and early stage funding schemes such as prototype funding can help the company broaden its portfolio of products”
  • Application Support Webinars a Success - November 22, 2016 - The recent Application Support webinars have proven to be extremely popular with over 100 participants from across the UK joining the sessions.
  • Third round of funding announced - November 1, 2016 - “Our UK Games Fund has already helped many young games companies turn prototypes into a reality. Together with the Government’s video games tax reliefs this shows how we’re supporting this dynamic sector to attract further investment and new talent.”

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