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Seven games start-ups kickstart new Northern Irish co-working and business support space The Pixel Mill

Belfast hot-housing location will also provide funding and business support for game developers

Seven games start-ups kickstart new Northern Irish co-working and business support space The Pixel Mill

A new games development co-working space has opened in the Northern Irish city of Belfast.

The Pixel Mill, located in the Ormeau Baths Innovation Centre, features business support and access to financing for games development. Funding is supported by Northern Ireland Screen, assisted by the Department for the Economy.

The first seven start-ups taking advantage of the Belfast space include Blackstaff Games, Brain and Nerd, Capstone Games, Cupboard Games, Northern Softworks, Rocket Flair Studios and Whitepot Studios.

Pixel perfect

The Pixel Mill is located in the same building as Digital Catapult NI’s Immersive Lab, giving incubated studios access to augmented reality, virtual reality and mixed reality technology.

The new co-working space is also intended to act as a hub for games communities and initiatives in the Northern Irish city.

“We are delighted to open Northern Ireland’s first games incubator, thanks to the Department for the Economy’s support of our Opening Doors Phase 2 strategy this has been made possible,” said Northern Ireland Screen CEO Richard Williams.

“We hope that being housed here with these wonderful facilities and alongside Digital Catapult NI’s Immersive Lab and access to R&D funding from Future Screens NI we’ll see these start-up companies grow to achieve global success.”


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Natalie Clayton is an Edinburgh-based freelance writer and game developer. Besides PCGamesInsider and Pocketgamer.biz, she's written across the games media landscape and was named in the 2018 GamesIndustry.biz 100 Rising Star list.

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