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Which UK games companies got £577,000 from the Technology Strategy Board?

By on November 9, 2009
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According to a written answer from David Lammy, MP and Minister of State (Higher Education and Intellectual Property), in response to a question from Philip Davies MP (who appears to be wanting to demonstrate his interest in the business of video games:

During the financial year 2008-09 the Technology Strategy Board offered grant funding of £117.1 million to new projects involving UK businesses. Of this, £577,000 went to projects involving UK video games businesses.

Anyone any idea who got the money?

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: thecurveonline.com
  • In Sept 2008: “Nottingham-based Monumental Games has won nearly £300,000 of funding from the Technology Strategy Board as part of a project to revolutionise the Monumental Technology Suite, the Massively-Multiplayer Engine that now has over 40 licensees worldwide. […] Academic Partner Staffordshire University will join Monumental in the requisite research”

    The Suite was offered “fee-free” from Oct 2007 onwards, which possibly explains some of the popularity?

    A year later, October 2008 it was reported that: “The Technology Strategy Board has awarded almost 600,000 pounds of funding towards a 1.3 million pound artificial intelligence project of which Emote Games is the lead partner.” Emote is the co-developer of the excellent hunting game TheHunter.

  • In Sept 2008: “Nottingham-based Monumental Games has won nearly £300,000 of funding from the Technology Strategy Board as part of a project to revolutionise the Monumental Technology Suite, the Massively-Multiplayer Engine that now has over 40 licensees worldwide. […] Academic Partner Staffordshire University will join Monumental in the requisite research”

    The Suite was offered “fee-free” from Oct 2007 onwards, which possibly explains some of the popularity?

    A year later, October 2008 it was reported that: “The Technology Strategy Board has awarded almost 600,000 pounds of funding towards a 1.3 million pound artificial intelligence project of which Emote Games is the lead partner.” Emote is the co-developer of the excellent hunting game TheHunter.