UK Games Fund Announces Round 8 Funding

The UK Games Fund (UKGF) has announced the developers and studios which have received funding in its eighth round of grants.

Twelve developers across the UK, including Yaldi Games in Scotland, have received funding of up to £6,000 to support their concept development and associated funding proposal, with the opportunity to pitch for further funding from the fund later in 2022.

Paul Durrant, the founder and director of the UKGF told the SGN:

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 round eight funding in place, the total number of funded projects in the UK Games Fund portfolio is nowapproaching 200. The successful companies in this most recent round are:

You can find out more about the developers – and the recipients of previous funding round on the UKGF Projects page.

About the UK Games Fund

The UK Games Fund is run by UK Games Talent and Finance Community Interest Company. UKGTF is a non-profit organisation with the remit to support the UK’s early stage games development and digital interactive business and creative ecosystem in terms of both companies and individuals.

The UKGF’s aim is to boost the UK’s games business and talent ecosystem. the goal of the funding is to create jobs, promote diverse new teams, enhance skills and increase the amount of new games IPs in the UK – supporting the country’s early-stage games development community.

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