£4m UK Games Fund announces latest cash boost firms
The UK Games Fund has selected 14 video game developers who will receive a cash injection to ‘nurture talent and provide additional support’ to the sector.
Projects on mobile devices, PCs, consoles, and in VR, will benefit from the investment, which is now in its third round of funding.
All will receive grants to develop their prototypes.
Matt Hancock, minister of state for digital and culture, said: “I am proud of our global reputation for excellence in games development and hope this cash boost helps these projects become the leading games of tomorrow.
Matt Hancock MP
“Video games, and the wider creative industries, are at the heart of our work on developing a new industrial strategy, and we will continue to do all we can to help build on the success of the sector and promote it as a major economic and cultural force.”
Launched in October 2015, the £4m UK Games Fund has awarded 55 grants to date.
Businesses can apply for the fourth round of funding later this year.
Subject to final due diligence, the third round winners are: Fourth State Ltd (Ipswich), Stormcloud Games Limited (Dundee), Bitmap Bureau Ltd, (Southampton), Robot House Games Ltd (Waterlooville), Quite Fresh Ltd (Brighton), Dumpling Design Ltd (Sheffield), Crash Lab Ltd (Nottingham), Third Kind Games Limited (Leamington Spa), Lost Forest Games Ltd (Horsham), Rogue Sun Ltd (Guildford), Biome Collective (Dundee), Vorpal Games Ltd (Manchester), The Chinese Room (Brighton) and Ruffian Games Ltd (Dundee)