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Funded Projects Round 3

Funded Projects Round 3

Alex Rose Games (Vorpal Games Ltd)

HRBR is a 3D time-travelling action-adventure extravaganza, harking back to the N64 days of tunic-wearing dungeon thwarting.

Rude Bear, having defeated his mortal nemesis, is trapped in a small medieval town, in which he stumbles upon a curious device – an arcane, spinning sundial with a gnomon for a staircase – which allows him to time travel between different eras.

Through history he must peruse the town, affecting the lives of its citizens to aid their troubled descendants. And moreover – in each era he must discover hidden dungeons, unearth mighty artifacts, disentangle perplexing puzzles and conquer formidable foes.

Fourth State

Fourth State are advocates of the power of games as a storytelling medium. They’re currently working with Rhianna Pratchett on the multi-award winning Lost Words, a narrative adventure about a young girl aspiring to be a writer while dealing with the loss of her gran.

The game is set between the pages of a diary and a fantasy land and ties the narrative into the gameplay in an unusual way, by having the player running on and interacting with the diary words themselves.

Third Kind Games

The D.R.G. Initiative is a team-based, 3rd person shooter set in the far future, with factions fighting for control on a hostile planet Earth.

Third Kind Games and Slingshot Cartel are building the game from the ground up for fun, competitive gameplay and with our Gamesmaster mode we give Twitch streamers control of the greatest TV show on Earth.

Quite Fresh

Void Tyrant is a card based role-playing game with a unique hit-or-stand battle system, and a focus on strategy over stats. Set off on a procedurally generated quest to restore the artifacts known as the eyes of Chronos, while making allies, disarming traps, and battling monsters that fight back using their own cards and strategies. Choose new cards and perks as you loot and level up, and build a powerful deck on the fly as you make your way through a large number of planets and space stations.

Dumpling Design

UK Sheffield based studio Dumpling combines the award-winning talents of Travis Ryan (OutRun2, SEGA All-Stars Racing, Kinect Sports) and Brent Poynton (Viva Piñata, Xbox Avatars, Kinect Sports) who together share a passion for all things arcade, blue skies and making experiences worth talking about, games like DASHY CRASHY!

The second game from Dumpling is a fighting game your mum will ‘own’ you at…

Biome Collective

Create and sustain life by growing a singing garden on an alien world. Collect, plant, organise and nurture bizarre and beautiful plants.

Explore and maintain your unique, sustainable ecosystem; watch and listen to it grow.

Garden is a beautiful and peaceful space for positive, creative play.

Biome Collective is a diverse, inclusive melting pot of technology, art and culture for people who want to create, collaborate and explore games, digital art and technology.

Bitmap Bureau

Bitmap Bureau’s next game is Ninja Blitz, a retro 16-bit inspired all-action 2D platformer for PC/Mac and consoles. Players are tasked with infiltrating a huge, procedurally generated military complex to complete a variety of randomly selected mission objectives. Players will be required to use stealth, ninja-like reflexes and cunning to progress deep into the game. Ninja Blitz is a sequel of sorts to the soon to be released Ninja Showdown, focusing more on a single-player experience with a more expansive feel.

Robot House Games

The Collage Atlas is an entirely hand-drawn, first-person exploratory puzzle game, set in a wildly inventive picture book dream world.

With an immersive, contemplative atmosphere and beautifully intricate artwork, the game invites players to forge their own journey through its branching paths, uncovering the secrets hiding at every turn.

The world builds around players as they explore and solve text puzzles along the way. Flowers bloom from nothingness, clouds of butterflies fill the air and a truly unique world springs to life.

Stormcloud Games

Stormcloud Games is using the UK Games Fund grant to expand a prototype of their ambitious, multi-platform original IP, with a view to securing a publisher/platform holder partnership in 2017.

Ruffian Games

RAD TV is a quick fire, Hot-Seat Multiplayer VR Party game that takes full advantage of VR’s immersive and intuitive interactivity.

You and your friends are sucked into a sentient TV – transporting you into a virtual world of weird and wonderful challenges.

RAD TV will test your mental and physical skills in over 25 hugely varied rapid-fire games.

From hurling old records at Zombies to Quick Draws against Cowboys to flying Drones through checkpoints to speed eating burgers – the situation changes as quickly as surfing TV Channels.

Take on your friends to see who is the RAD TV champ!

ASA Studios

BFF or Die is an award winning tactical-action-puzzler for up to 4 players.

When four alien flunkouts from the Intergalactic Time Academy go joyriding in a faulty Chrono-Crosser they soon find themselves trapped in Ancient Egypt! They must survive using cunning, cooperation and camaraderie!

Each member of the team controls a different ability – lights, decoys, teleportation and more; teammates must combine their skills strategically if they’re going to escape the labyrinths alive..!

Fun for one, funner for four. It’s the ultimate buddy cop movie! It’s no child left behind! It’s… BFF or Die!

Rogue Sun

Tin Hearts tasks you with helping clockwork toy soldiers escape a series of mysterious rooms in a beautifully realised VR world. Players will enlist the help of many quirky toys and contraptions to help the soldiers reach their destination, while slowly unravelling the secrets of their past.

Crash Lab

Crash Lab’s project is a free to play match puzzle game for mobile devices. It is a matching game where the player needs to match blocks of a specific colour to remove them from the play area. The game will feature hundreds of unique levels within a structure that will be instantly familiar to fans of the genre, and new gameplay features will make it a fresh and exciting experience for players.

The Chinese Room

The 13th Interior
In the sixth century a man fell through a hole in the world and became an angry king. This put him on a collision course with one Lt. Anna Dornstein, a polish spy who leapt from a Supermarine Walrus above North Wales in 1941 and disappeared. The resulting epic struggle engulfed the island of Anglesey, or at least a fictionalised version of it that was permanently stuck at thirteen o’clock and existed on the inside surface of a pocket universe approximately nineteen inches across…

The 13th Interior, formerly known as Total Dark is an adventure game. It’s all about SubX interiorology, Essentia neutralisation, mythogeographic fictioneering, Victorian card tricks and how to tame a Bwgan.