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UKGFA: Nominees Announced

“These awards are important to highlight the fantastic examples of success which is made possible with the help of the Games Fund programme and funding. It’s so important for businesses at whatever stage to have the support, the mentoring, the financial boost and the recognition to make a sustainable difference to their projects and companies.”

Round 5 Companies Announced

A total of 18 indie games development studios have today been announced as being selected for initial funding from the UK Games Fund. Based across the UK and representing the most diverse intake of funded companies to date, the projects to be supported range from narrative-driven PC games to AR mobile games.

Funded company acquired by Niantic, Inc.

“Sensible Object wouldn’t have reached this exciting point without the support of the games community, investors, and funders like UK Games Fund. UKGF’s timely support helped us make critical progress, unlocking further investment and getting to the crucial point of our first shipped game. It’s a vital part of the UK’s funding ecosystem for early stage games companies”

Jamfuser Winner Announced

“The game jam was an amazing experience for our team. We had new members and it really acted like a perfect team building exercise and over the course of the weekend, our communication and teamwork improved tenfold!”

On track for impact

53% of our Round 4 companies plan to create additional PAYE posts within their companies in the next 12 months with another 20% already having added PAYE roles to their studios.

Funded company secures investment

“It’s great to see Auroch Digital working with such high profile partners and this investment represents a perfect example of what we are trying to achieve with the UK Games Fund”

Jamfuser: Game jam announced

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.