Two UK companies awarded development funding for video games

The latest results from the MEDIA sub-programme's Development: Video Games scheme have been released, with two UK companies sharing a total of €290,000. They are:

  • Outsider Games, a Belfast-based company who create narrative-led games with a unique comicbook aesthetic
  • Terahard, a London-based company whose previous games include Era and Squash 'Em 

Of the 139 applications submitted from 24 countries, 31 were selected and granted funding totalling €3.8 million. 71% of the companies selected have never before received funding within the framework of a Creative Europe Development scheme. 

Games eligible for support are those with a strong narrative storytelling element, woven throughout the entire game and demonstrative of a high level of ambition in terms of gameplay, user experience and artistic expression. Companies must also be able to evidence a track record of commercially distributing a video game. 

Read the full list of results on the EACEA website

Hear from previous beneficiaries about how their experiences of receiving Creative Europe funding.

Image: Games developer and publisher Wales Interactive received funding in 2017 to develop their project Maid of Sker, a first-person horror game set in a remote hotel with a macabre history from Welsh folklore.