Since launching four years ago, the UK Games Fund has now run five rounds of funding and has supported over 100 companies. Each round has been adapted to better suit the applicants with our offering; from straight forward grants of £25,000 initially to the initial £5,000 award now part of Round 5.
“Gary’s journey with Abandon Ship is a case-study in success and great example of what early-stage games studios can achieve with our support”
“Gary and Aaron have demonstrated great resilience and commitment to the Autonauts IP. Their hard work and creativity is evidenced by the amazing community they’ve created pre-launch. It’s always rewarding for our team to see a UK Games Fund supported project launch get published. It’s all the better to have a company with the pedigree of Denki secure such a well-suited publisher partnership and make their mark once again on the indie games scene.”
“Having been exposed to the reality of pitching their project to a variety of interested parties means that each team is now better prepared for the official pitch.”
“I can honestly say it wouldn’t be the same game without the UK Games Fund team.”
“These awards recognise the best in new British games development talent and are a great way to highlight the variety and depth of new games being made in the UK.”
“Without the grant from UK Games Fund, the progress we made on our prototype would have taken substantially longer to achieve because we would’ve needed to work as contractors to pay the bills. Instead we devoted our full attention to Infinitesimals for 6 months.”
With the competition now nearly at the half way point, teams were fully equipped to fairly rate their Hubs. The winner will be decided by the UK Games Talent and Finance team.
“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.”
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.