“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.”
“Growing and developing the UK Games Fund community is central to our core purpose of helping to develop the UK games development sector, particularly at the early stage. Having our portfolio come together for the first time as a group, along with our VIP invitees, is the culmination of months of hard work to support, develop and promote the group.”
“I hope this Fund will give them the boost and extra support they need and urge other games companies and developers to apply for funding.” Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy
Despite being less than a month old the UK Games Fund has been hugely popular amongst the growing UK games development sector with demand far exceeding expectations.
Paul Durrant, CEO at UK Games Talent and Finance CIC, to host informal drop-in launch round Q&A session at the Digital Catapult
New video games fund as announced by Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey now open for applications