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UK Games Fund reveals 11 companies to receive development grants

Fourth and latest round most diverse since fund launched in 2015

The UK Games Fund has today revealed the 11 projects to be awarded development grants from its latest funding round.

This fourth round is the most demographically diverse group of companies since the UK Games Fund launched in 2015, with 40 per cent of the teams being female-led.

Additionally, this is the first time that no London-based companies have made the final selection, and projects encompass the full gamut of modern games development including PC, console, and VR.

Based across the country -- from Dundee to Bournemouth -- the successful applicants will now receive grants worth £25,000 to develop their prototypes.

"It's marvellous to see grants awarded to companies that reflect such strength and diversity in the video games sector across the UK," said Margot James, minister of state for digital and creative industries.

"The UK Games Fund has a proven track record of supporting innovative early-stage games development, and I look forward to seeing these teams realise their creative potential."

Since launching three years ago, the UK Games Fund has supported over 90 projects; it also runs the Tranzfuser competition which is currently underway with 18 graduate development teams participating.

"Our aim is to grow the UK's early-stage games development ecosystem using a community-led approach and these new grant recipients have all agreed to give back significant time to support other companies through various peer-to-peer activities as part of the Creative Industries Sector Deal," said Paul Durrant, managing director, UK Games Talent and Finance CIC.

"Sharing knowledge and experience in this way adds significant value to the investment."

The full list of companies awarded funding can be found here.

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Ivy joined GamesIndustry.biz in 2017 having previously worked as a regional journalist, and a political campaigns manager before that. They are also one of the UK's foremost Sonic the Hedgehog apologists.