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Funding for UK Games Talent

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UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company

UK Games Talent and Finance CIC is a community interest company that has been set up to help develop the UK games development sector, particularly at the early stage. We are not for profit and do not have share capital.

Our aim is to boost the UK’s games business and talent ecosystem. We want our funding to create jobs, promote diverse new teams, enhance skills and increase the amount of new games IPs in the UK. In short, we’re working to support the UK’s early-stage games development community. When you engage with us in any capacity we’ll seek your consent to our Privacy Policy.

UK Games Fund

We have secured funding from the UK Government to establish our core talent and titles support schemes, currently running up to 2020.

Grants will be provided to eligible companies with project plans where we think that the team and title combination has potential and can benefit from our support.  You will be required to apply online answering a number of key questions and providing full company details and associated data (each round may require specific information pertaining to that round). We are currently closed for applications but interested parties are encouraged to sign up to our newsletter to receive the latest information about upcoming rounds of funding.

The UK Games Fund will provide grants up to £25,000 to help new and young games development businesses create working prototype games.

Are you the Games Talent of tomorrow?

Are you a final year university or college student interested in working in the video games industry? Not sure where to start or how to build your network of professional contacts?

Tranzfuser is the innovative talent development programme brought to you by UK Games Talent, working with a host of regional contributors and funded by UK Government. More information can be found here.

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

  • Jamfuser: Game jam announced - January 14, 2019 - Jamfuser is a new game jam aimed primarily at would-be Tranzfuser 2019 applicants. Scheduled to take place in March, the 72 hour game jam will run online and encourages teams to come together (whether remotely or not) to produce a playable demo in just 3 days. Jamfuser organisers will put a selection of themes around which the game jam will be based out to vote amongst teams that have registered to take part.
  • Fifth round of funding announced - January 8, 2019 - The latest round of funding is designed to support early-stage projects that need further time for the development of ideas and pitching materials.  Participation in the consumer games show later in the year provides a clear deadline, as well as the opportunity to gain all-important feedback from the public and industry.
  • Pitch Development Programme News - December 11, 2018 - "We've been inspired by all of their hard work and dedication, enabling them to transition from very early stage projects at the application stage to full prototypes due for completion early in 2019."
  • UK Games Fund Awards - November 21, 2018 - These awards are truly authentic. Here we are recognising the creative talent within the community who have achieved good things.
  • Tranzfuser Winners Announced - November 15, 2018 - "Over the past three years Tranzfuser has been identifying and supporting the UK’s next top video game developers to turn their original and innovative ideas into a reality. Congratulations to Mujo Games and all the teams from Tranzfuser 2018."

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