UK companies have performed well in the 2017 Creative Europe call for video games, results for which were published last week.
24 applications from the UK were submitted, the highest number from any country. Six of those applications were selected for funding, with the UK receiving the highest grant allocation, a total of €787,000 – 21% of the programme-wide budget. In total 32 projects were supported across Europe, sharing non-repayable grants of €3,729,550 – a 38% increase on 2016’s funding levels.
The six narrative video games from UK developers supported in this round of funding are:
- Made of Sker from Wales Interactive
- Project Star Wards from BrightRock Games
- ICE from State of Play Games
- IN BLOOD from Splendy Interactive
- The Infinite Hotel from Italic Pig
- Little Orpheus from The Chinese Room
Italic Pig and The Chinese Room both received funding for the second time, having previously submitted successful projects in 2015.
Recent results from other Creative Europe funding opportunities have also seen a number of relevant games initiatives funded through the programme. Examples include: Promised Land, Cartoon Games, Game Connection Europe and the Indie Arena Booth at Gamescom.