Creative England and PlayStation® open accelerator programme

Innovation Birmingham Campus – based Creative England has launched GamesLab Campus, the exciting new Incubator and Accelerator programme ran in association with PlayStation®.

Creative England’s GamesLab Campus programme will invest a maximum of £250,000 into five Games companies (up to £50,000 each) from across England to support the development of new and innovative entertainment experiences on PlayStation®3, PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®Vita. The successful studios will also receive a package of mentoring, support and technical benefits including the provision of PS3®, PS4® & PS®Vita Dev Kits2.

Jaspal Sohal, Head of Games and Digital Media at Creative England, said: “GamesLab Campus is a fantastic opportunity that combines investment with the invaluable industry support from a major platform holder. Whether you’re a start-up or an experienced developer, we’re looking for exciting and innovative projects that really demonstrate the technical and creative gaming talent we have in England.”
Andrew Parsons, Director of Publisher and Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, said: “We are working hard to make PlayStation the best place to develop, publish and play games. This excellent program organised by Creative England is a great opportunity to support the innovative talents of UK independent developers and we’re delighted to be a part of this.”
For full guidelines on how to apply and for further information on Creative England’s support for games developers, visit http://www.creativeengland.co.uk/games or follow GamesLab on Twitter at @CEGamesLab. Applications close at 9am on September 24th, to apply click here.

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