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.
“Becoming a reviewer for either of these projects is a fantastic opportunity to give something back to the UK games development community.”
“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”
The recent Application Support webinars have proven to be extremely popular with over 100 participants from across the UK joining the sessions.
“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.”
“The UK Games Fund is an excellent example of how the UK Government is investing in the future of world class games development in Scotland and across the UK.”
“Cardboard Sword’s success with Epic demonstrates the complementary of our funding with Epic’s excellent Developer Grant initiative and is a credit to Cardboard Sword’s development approach. It’s also good to see this snapshot of the connected nature of the UK games ecosystem through the founders’ connections to other companies supported with prototype funding”
“We’re delighted how many of the projects we’ve supported have already translated into success. This demonstrates how the modest levels of funding we can provide can lead to significant impacts that will benefit the whole UK games development ecosystem”
“The invaluable support from the Fund was crucial in us getting to a solid prototype and passing due-diligence by making key technical hires.”