The Scottish companies are among the first 24 recipients of the new fund, launched in October 2015, with a £4 million investment from the UK Government.
The fund awards grants of up to £50,000 to games projects, to encourage the creation of jobs and support British developers bringing new projects to market.
Studios can be awarded sums of up to £25,000 for an initial working game prototype. Successful projects can then win an additional £25,000 to progress beyond the prototype phase.
The complete list of first round winners are (in alphabetical order): Atomicom, Cardboard Sword, Clever Beans, Coatsink Software, Fallen Tree Games, Futurlab, Hewson Consultants, Noble Games, Nosebleed Interactive, Paw Print Games, Plug-in Media, Roll 7, Ruffian Games, Rumpus Animation, Semaeopus, Sensible Object, Six to Start, Slug Disco Studios, Spilt Milk Studios, Tag Games, The Secret Police, Two Way Media, White Paper Games and Yakuto.
Paul Durrant, the managing director of UK Game Talent & Finance, told us:
The level of creative activity in the UK’s games development sector is running at record levels. The 100 plus applications we received to the first round of the UK Games Fund has surpassed any of the rounds in our previous fund. Our new portfolio of supported companies represent the first members of our talent-led movement to build on the UK’s creative strengths in video games development.
The second round of funding is NOW OPEN. The deadline for applications is 12pm on April 18th 2016. You can find all of the criteria and eligibility information on the UK Game Fund website.