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September 22, 2023
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Embarking on creating a game from the ground up is a huge endeavor. Making your vision a reality for the masses to enjoy and explore can often be marked by various hurdles. The most common problem? Securing adequate funding. The Xsolla Funding team has compiled a valuable list of government programs that regularly invest in game development. Explore the options below and provide your company with the financial support necessary to make your dreams a reality. 

AUSTRALIA

Screen Australia
  • Investment: Up to $150,000 AUD
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All
Victorian Production Fund
  • Investment: $30,000 - $500,000 AUD
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
Creative Victoria
  • Investment: $20,000 - $50,000 AUD
  • Supported Genres: All

BELGIUM

ForsVC (backed by Howest DAE, The Cronos Group and BNP Paribas Fortis)
  • Investment: €150,000 – €2,500,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All
VAF/Game Fund
  • Investment: Up to £400,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Puzzle, Strategy, Simulator

CANADA

Canada Media Fund (CMF)
  • Investment: $15,000 - $1,500,000 CAD
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Console
  • Supported Genres: RPG, Roguelike, Survival, Open World, Adventure
Ontario Creates IDM Fund
  • Investment: $10,000 - $300,000 CAD
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Simulator
Interactive Media Fund in British Columbia
  • Investment: $50,000 - $100,000 CAD
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All

DENMARK

Danish Film Institute
  • Investment: 200,000 - 2,000,000 DAT
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console

FINLAND

Business Finland
  • Investment: €60,000 – €1,250,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console

GERMANY

Gamecity Hamburg
  • Investment: €15,000 - €120,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: Adventure, Simulation, Action, Platformer, FPS, Board, Metroidvania
The German Games Industry Association
  • Investment: €30,000 - €400,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
Federal Ministry for Economics and Climate Action
  • Investment: €30,000 - €400,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console

IRELAND

Creative Europe (Ireland)
  • €150,000 (maximum per project)
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: Simulation, Visual Novel

NETHERLANDS

Creative Industries Fund
  • Investment: Up to £7,500

NEW ZEALAND

CODE
  • Investment: $10,000 - $250,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All

SWEDEN

Bright Gambit
  • Investment: Up to $10,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All

UNITED KINGDOM

UK Games Fund
  • Investment: Up to £25,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All
TIGA
  • Investment: £75,000 and £500,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: Action, Adventure, Platformer, Puzzle, Trivia
Creative Wales
  • Investment: £50,000 - £500,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
Creative Scotland
  • Investment: £500 - £100,000
Northern Ireland Screen
  • Investment: £20,000 - £500,000
  • Supported Business Models: F2P, P2P
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile, Console
  • Supported Genres: All

UNITED STATES

AIAS Foundation Scholarships
  • Investment: $2,500
National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Investment: $30,000 - $400,000
  • Supported Platforms: PC, Mobile
  • Supported Genres: Simulation
As new government resources become available, this list will be updated, so check back periodically for the latest possibilities.
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