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Coffee Stain promotes gender equality in games with new investment initiative

Coffee Stain promotes gender equality in games with new investment initiative

The maker of Goat Simulator has revealed a brand new fund to encourage gender equality within games development.

Coffee Stain Studios' Levelling the Playing Field initiative will be giving money to small and start-up studios where at least half of staff are women. There is a ceiling on funding, which is SEK 1m (roughly $127,000).

Equality fund

What's more - Coffee Stain said this isn't about making a return on investment, at least not a big one. It's going to back companies that can 'make it' and will be taking a minority stake in them, with profits used to help sustain the programme.

The sentiment here is about improving the gap between the number of male and female employeees in the games development landscape.

Coffee Stain has kicked off the fund with Danish and Swedish outfit Other Tales Interactive, who are developing Tick Tock: A Tale for Two.

More details about how to apply can be found here.

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