Some of Poland’s biggest games outfits have received big new grants from the country’s National Center for Research and Development, with a 116m polish zloty fund –– roughly $27.4m/22m –– being dished out to games companies with the aim of growing the nation’s games market.
The grant is being chopped up and given to Techland, CD Projekt Red, CI Games, Bloober Team, Flying Wild Hog and several more outfits. CD Projekt Red, the studio behind 2015 hit The Witcher 3, is getting the lion’s share of the fund, pocketing 30m –– $7m –– towards its proposals both towards its games and its GOG.com marketplace.
Poland’s video games industry is rapidly growing in size, in part due to the successes of CD Projekt and Techland in 2015, but this new series of grants means all studios selected will be able to expand their horizons with a little help from the government.
You can read more on what the grants are for, and what the companies involved plan to use the money with, on the WCCFTech website.