Dundee games companies awarded UK Government funding

Picture: Courtesy Ruffian Games

Fifteen makers of mobile, PC, console and VR games across the UK have been awarded UK Games Fund grants to develop their prototypes. Three Dundee companies are among the winners; Stormcloud Games, Biome Collective and Ruffian Games.

Aimed at helping creative young businesses get concepts off the drawing board and into production, the £4m UK Games Fund was set up to “further growth, nurture talent and provide additional support to the sector,” said the the UK Government in a statement.

Minister of state for digital and culture Matt Hancock said: “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.”

Paul Durrant, managing director of the UK Games Talent and Finance community interest company, added: “Interest in the UK Games Fund has continued at exceptionally high level, reflecting the potential of this sector to continue to contribute to future economic growth. This broad regional spread of talent shows how young games development businesses continue to have potential contribute to productivity increases across the UK.”