Creative England invests £250,000 in Accelerator fund

Creative England invests £250,000 in Accelerator fund
James Batchelor

By James Batchelor

July 8th 2014 at 2:00PM

SCEE working with organisation to support five games firms' projects for PlayStation platforms

Creative England and SCEE have announced a new £250,000 fund to accelerate and incubate five UK games companies.

The organisation's will invest £50,000 into each of the selected five developers to support the development of new titles for PS3, PS4 and PlayStation Vita. The studios will also receive business support, dev kits for the three PlayStation platforms and other technical and fringe benefits.

The partnership is part of a new incubator and accelerator programme called GamesLab Campus. Information on how to apply will be made available soon at www.creativeengland.co.uk/games.

The partnership was announced by SCEE's senior account manager for publisher and developer relations Agostino Simonetta during the Develop Conference in Brighton today.

"We are delighted to work with Creative England on this program," he said. "We believe this to be a great partnership and an opportunity to illustrate our continuous support and commitment to the independent development community."

Jaspal Sohal, head of games and digital media at Creative England, added: "At Creative England, we are always looking to support new game development talent and opening doors to help ndie studios grow and achieve commercial success. It's fantastic to have PlayStation on board and together we've designed GamesLab Campus to be a complete investment and support package.

"Whether you're a start-up or an experienced developer, we're looking for exciting and innovative projects to invest in."