Game Development Fund

GamesLab is a dedicated programme of support & investment for Indie Game Companies. Gain access to funding and keep 100% of your IP.

Upto £25k Grant Funding

Eligible companies can apply for upto £25,000 Grant Investment to support the development, marketing and distribution of your Game.

Dedicated Industry Mentor

You will have regular contact with industry mentors who can offer advice and guidance throughout the development process.

Events & Networking

Free access to UK wide events where you will have the chance to promote your company and game to a wide audience.

Skills Development

GamesLab offers regional development master classes, including pitching, marketing, development and legal workshops.

Marketing & PR Support

We’ll help maximize press attention for your project, and you will have the opportunity to showcase your game at our GamesLab Events.

"TIGA welcomes Creative England GamesLab as an imaginative initiative which will provide a valuable boost for UK games developers"

− Dr Richard Wilson, TIGA

"UKIE are in full support of the fantastic work being done by Creative England with their GamesLab initative."

− Dr Jo Twist, UKIE

"Through this programme the games industry will receive the right support that in the long term will help create new jobs and strengthen our reputation."

− Norman Price, Deputy Chair of the West Midlands ERDF
Recently Funded Projects

Eye Can Fly

August 05, 2014

Yak Dash: Horns of Glory

June 11, 2014

Tiny Trees

May 02, 2014

Enter Orcboy

May 02, 2014
Latest Blog Posts

Creative England Queen of Code

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Creative England and UK’s leading crowdfunding website, Crowdfunder have joined forces to find and fund England’s top female game developers and freelancers via an innovative crowdfunding partnership. A widely reported…


Last Chance to Apply for £50k Investment

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In association with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Creative England’s GamesLab Campus programme will invest a total of £250,000 into five Games companies (£50,000 each) to support the development of new…


Microsoft buys Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5bn

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Source: Develop Microsoft has acquired Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion. The deal will see all the rights to the popular Minecraft franchise transfer over to Microsoft. It is understood…


Invitation to Tender Residential Bootcamp

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As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting indie games studios in the eligible regions, and to ultimately encourage growth in the sector, Creative England GamesLab is exploring the feasibility…