The UK Games Fund has announced the latest set of recipients for funding grants, which includes the novel sci-fi adventure game Infinitesimals and a dark narrative title called Sentient, which focuses on the integration of technology into everyday life.
While the exact total that each of the 11 projects received has not been disclosed, the fund, which is supported by the UK government, provides promising developers with up to GBP£25,000 to help prototype and bring their games to life. The full list of projects acquiring funding in this latest round is as follows:
- Dead End Job by Ant Workshop
- Röki by Polygon Treehouse
- Lumie & the Dimlits by High Tree Frog
- War Striders by Auroch Digital
- an unannounced game by FuturLab
- Private Eye by Slacker Games
- Sentient by Stormcloud Games
- The Crystal Curse by Sigtrap
- Autonauts by Denki
- Infinitesimals by Cubit Studios
- Onar Rebuilt by Enter Yes
More details about each of these games are available on the UK Games Fund’s website. Notably, this latest funding round is described as “the most demographically diverse” to date, with 40% of recipient studios being led by women and all being based outside of London.
Infinitesimals is the brainchild of a two-person team and casts players as a technologically advanced alien race that stands only one millimetre tall. Cubit Studios has been dedicated to documenting the game’s progress on YouTube, with one of the more recent updates being the stunning showreel embedded below.
Each of the remaining projects is similarly eye-catching, though for different reasons. Sentient, for example, is being developed in collaboration with Alan Campbell, a novelist who previously worked as a software engineer on the Grand Theft Auto series. Meanwhile, War Striders is a real-time/turn-based strategy hybrid exploring an alternate history where World War I continued beyond 1918, leading to the development of towering mechs.
One of the UK Games Fund’s previous grant recipients, The Occupation, was recently announced for a release in October.