The Greenshoots incubator is back, with more money for start-up studios and covering a far broader area.
A joint venture between Microsoft and Creative England, the programme is now open to all studios in England – outside of Greater London – and has been funded with 500,000. That's double the amount of previous Greenshoots cohorts.
The goal is to help independent games studios develop and release new games, with funding, mentoring and guidance available to the selected developers. Greenshoots hopes to identify studios that show potential for growth, and by extension stimulate more businesses around the country.
For 2015, Greenshoots will be collaborating with the Xbox Team, enabling chosen studios to get their title into the ID@Xbox programme, and will help put its incubated devs in front of investors and publishers to secure more funding.
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