The UK Global Screen Fund is a £7 million, one-year pilot fund designed to boost international development and distribution opportunities for the UK’s independent screen sectors, including film, TV, videogames and animation.
ChangingDay, a Glasgow-based start-up, has raised more than £670,000 to create virtual reality games for autistic people.
The Creative Industries Fund is a new opportunity for small and micro creative businesses in the UK to access up to £25K for business growth.
The UK Games Fund Round 7 is now open for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from UK-based game developers. This is the start of a process to secure funding of up to £25,000.
Several of Scotland’s leading entrepreneurs have committed an additional £1 million of grants and loans to Scottish EDGE, the UK’s biggest funding competition for start ups and potential high growth businesses.
The Scottish Esports Hub has secured £5,000 of funding to formalise the organisation and initiate several esports programmes in Scotland
Chroma Ventures has invested a significant sum in Dundee-based game developer Stormcloud Games, to enable the company to create new IP.
Chroma Ventures, the investment company lead by Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl, have joined two other investors in making a $5 million investment in the AR company Blippar.
Paddy Burns and Chris van der Kuyl, the co-founders of 4J Studios – known for the console versions of Minecraft – have created a new wide ranging investment company called Chroma Ventures, which will handle the pair’s investments into innovative data-driven businesses.
Duality VR, a game created by a partnership between Cecile Emeke and Biome Collective has been announced as the winning entry in the StoryFutures Academy and InGAME Immersive Game Lab & Commission, winning a £50,000 development grant.