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Creative England grants £150,000 to Leeds-based developers

Creative England grants £150,000 to Leeds-based developers

UK investment firm Creative England has now allocated £150,000 ($187,000) worth of grants to developers based in Leeds as part of its Gameslab Leeds initiative.

The initiative was established in November 2016 and offers grants between £5,000 and £30,000 with a total fund size of £300,000. It is open to developers from across Yorkshire and will run until 2019.

The organisation did not share which developers had received grants. GamesIndustry.biz reports however that it is taking four studios to GDC, including Viral developer Fierce Kaiju, a VR developer based in Leeds.

GDC and Future Leaders

Other developers attending GDC with Creative England include mobile AR studio Twelves Oaks Software, games and VR consultant BetaJester and digital fiction studio Dreaming Methods.

Creative England has also added a number of companies to its Future Leaders list. The list tracks UK-based businesses that are up-and-coming in their fields.

Newly added companies include Liverpool's Lucid Games, Chester's Paw Print Games, and Gateshead-based VR studio Hammerhead VR. They join developers such as ustwo Games and console studio The Chinese Room.


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