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Funded Projects

Funded Projects Round 4

Ant Workshop

Dead End Job merges the frantic, addictive, highly replayable gameplay of a procedurally generated twin-stick shooter with the iconic look of a 90s cartoon.

You’re Hector Plasm, a worker at the Ghoul-B-Gone paranormal pest control agency. Blast ghosts and catch them using your vacuum pack, as every ghost grabbed and citizen saved is money on the client’s bill.

Haunted by your former partner-cum-mentor, who’s training you up to save her soul before she’s forced to spend eternity as a spook, have you got what it takes to be the best at putting pests to rest?

Polygon Treehouse

Röki is a game of adventure, courage and folklore. It is a game about Monsters that shouldn’t exist, but DO.

Join our heroine Tove on a fantastical journey into the breathtaking, primordial forest as she seeks to save her family by confronting her own past. Explore a dark forgotten fairy-tale world filled with riddles, strange locations and even stranger characters.

High Tea Frog

Lumie & the Dimlits is our third person 3D adventure game inspired by Pikmin. The brightness of Lumie’s Bulb Suit can soothe the feral creatures known as Dimlits, turning them into loyal followers and invaluable friends! Use their unique abilities to save your little sister, just don’t let the light fade…

Auroch Digital

War Striders is set in an alternative universe where the ‘war to end all wars’ didn’t end in 1918 and instead grew larger, just like the machines used to fight in it, and the eponymous War Striders are colossal 50 meter WWI era mechs. In the game the player controls War Striders as they fight to break through the lines of trenches. Using a unique technology that allows turn-based gameplay in a real-time world, War Striders is tactical, action packed, and very visual. The seed of the idea is an animated tabletop battle, evolving from concept to a full PC and console project, with clear routes into AR and tabletop.

FuturLab

This unannounced project is a radical departure from our previous games, whilst still retaining the studio’s core design principles. Featuring a ground-breaking control scheme married with cutting edge technology, players will get to exercise power and control in a fantastical landscape in a way they’ve never experienced before.

Slacker Games

Private Eye is a cinematic, first-person psychological thriller, crafted exclusively for virtual reality.

Set in the 1950s, players adopt the persona of Sam Sutherland, a newly appointed detective in the fictional police department of Dunton City.

After a serious accident resulting in dissociative amnesia, Sutherland now convalescing, must recover lost memories from his hospital bed, delving into the case of the execution of a local trouble maker and a spate of killings, which might now threaten his own life.

Evolving the point & click genre for VR, we place visual exploration and environmental storytelling at the forefront, creating a rich, thought-provoking game experience.

Stormcloud Games

Sentient is a narrative puzzle-game for PC being developed by Stormcloud Games in conjunction with novelist and screenwriter, Alan Campbell. Sentient’s dark, original narrative explores the pervasive integration of technology into all aspects of our lives and questions its place in our future.

Sigtrap

The Crystal Curse (working title) is a local co-op VR game, giving teams of friends and family a hilarious social experience through a groundbreaking mix of VR, mobile devices and boardgame mechanics. Inspired by beloved classics like The Crystal Maze, Knightmare and Jumanji, Crystal Curse is a unique mix of communication, fun and occasional chaos.

One player enters VR to play ludicrous minigames. The twist? All require the team’s help! The team use their mobile devices to solve clues, guide the player and complete AR activities. Veering between collaboration, confusion, backseat driving and laughter, teams must ultimately triumph together.

Denki

Autonauts is a unique, fun way to learn one of the 21st century’s most essential skills: coding. Build bases and robots to help you colonise planets. ‘Show and tell’ your mechanical workforce what to do or program them directly with a simple ‘drag and drop’ interface. Bots can perform everything from simple repetitive tasks to elaborate sequences. Use them, your ingenuity and the natural resources to craft tools, workshop machinery, buildings, bridges, factories and other structures essential to smoothly run a successful colony. Automate jobs, industries, caring for colonists and ultimately the world.

Cubit Studios

Infinitesimals is a 3rd person science fiction adventure where you play as technologically advanced aliens who stand at just 1 millimetre tall.

Enter Yes

Onar Rebuilt tells the story of a group of unlikely acquaintances that stand up against an authoritarian regime named the Red Core Front. On the journey to overthrow the regime, the group struggle with post-war chaos that surrounds them and discover their unique collective power to rebuild and restore. Onar Rebuilt is a third-person action-adventure game for PC and console.