Trade association TIGA has welcomed the launch of a new £4 million Video Game Prototype Fund.
Another initiative from the UK government, it will be used to support start-ups and young developers in getting their game to a prototype stage.
Running until 2019, the fund will award developers grants of up to £25,000 to aid in the development of playable prototypes, with a select few receiving grants of up to £50,000 to push them beyond the prototype phase.
TIGA CEO Dr Richard Wilson said "The new £4 million Prototype Fund is another arrow in the quiver for the UK video games industry and one which TIGA has consistently campaigned for."
"The UK video games industry contributes over £1.1 billion to UK GDP. This Fund, allied with Games Tax Relief, R&D Tax Credits and the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme, will further improve the industry’s access to finance and so contribute to the future success of the sector."
The fund comes as a result of TIGA's campaigning for more funding for new developers that started last year, a proposal originally known as the Creative Content Fund.
Submissions to the new fund aren't open yet, but any developers interested in it can take a look at the UK Games Fund website and sign up for the mailing list to keep informed.