Platform is the accelerator programme for video game companies in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland Screen is seeking teams that are passionate about video games and are motivated to establish/grow their company. We want teams that can bring fresh ideas to video game development with the goal of self-publishing a game based on an original IP within 12 months.
Working out of The Pixel Mill based at the Ormeau Baths in Belfast, companies will have access to facilities, mentors, training and funding as well as the opportunity to attend markets to build their business network and meet consumers.
Northern Ireland Screen is inviting applications from companies to take part with support for up to 3 successful companies to develop their business and build their teams. As part of Platform companies will receive:
- Up to £60,000 in development funding per company across 3 stages
- Up to 12 Months Office Space and access to meeting space
- Market Attendance – Gamescom and EGX
- Access to mentors covering game design, marketing and production
Interested companies will initially be invited to complete an online assessment. From there, shortlisted companies will be invited to attend an interview and pitch presentation.
Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 29th January 2021.