Creative England and Microsoft offer £250,000 in funding for game development grants

Laurent Giret

Earlier this year, we learned that Microsoft had once again partnered with not for profit organization Creative England to set up its Greenshoots programme, a funding initiative aimed at indie video game developers outside of the Greater London Area. Today, is reporting that Greenshots has been renewed for a fourth year, though this year’s £500,000 indie development fund will be reduced to the previous £250,000 next year.

Indie game studios which will make it to the list will be awarded grants between £50,000 and £200,000, but the program is also offering workshops dedicated to go-to-market strategies and more. According to the report, previous applicants also had access to shared workspaces, Xbox dev kits and other goodies to help them during their journey.

Applications will be open through Friday, January 13th on Creative England’s website. As a reminder, the programme is open to all indie game studios outside of London that want to develop games for Microsoft’s gaming platforms, but companies will be allowed to release their games on other platforms as well. Lastly, all applicants will also keep the rights to their game IP.

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