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Wrapping up a busy year for the UK Games Fund, 12 indie dev studios from across the UK have been selected for grant support of up to £6,000 with the opportunity to pitch for further funding next year.

Hot on the heels of Round 7, the latest round of applicants pitched to receive monthly payments of £2k to support their concept development and associated funding proposal. It is hoped that the 12 selected companies will attend networking events and will, at a date to be announced, pitch to the UK Games Fund for further grant support to continue the development of their game.

Paul Durrant, Director and Founder at UK Games Fund, said:

“This is the first time we’ve run two rounds of funding back-to-back, both offering slightly different levels of support for those selected. We’ve elected to run the 2021 funding year in this way as we’re all too familiar with the continued demand for UK Games Fund grant support, but finite resources to award to successful applicants.

“Since launching in 2015 we’ve iterated – and will continue to do so – the packages we offer our community in response to their needs; this year, we’ve tailored Rounds 7 and 8 to the typical applicants we see – namely, the studios that are set up and ready to go with larger grants and those that are just starting out as indie devs with a need for more time to develop their pitch for funding.”

With the total number of funded projects in the UK Games Fund portfolio now nearing 200, the latest additions to the community are joining the ranks of some of the UK’s most exciting indie developers.

Round 8 companies include:

Sally Sheppard, Founder and Director of Wyrdren Games, said:

“I am incredibly excited to have Spellbound: The Magic Within chosen for funding, this opportunity will help to elevate the project. I am thrilled to be able to use this funding to provide opportunities and grow the team at Wyrdren Games.”

Find out more about the new portfolio companies and their games over on the Funded Projects page.