Creative England has awarded Bournemouth-based developer Amuzo £50,000 as part of its £1m GamesLab programme.
The funding will be used to help the studio develop its own IP, having previously worked on porting a number of existing titles to seven platforms.
Amuzo said it is focused on creating a "uniquely British" title with the funding, an arcade-style game currently under the working title Project Greener Grass.
“Launching Tomb Raider with Core Design was one of the highlights of my career to date," said Amuzo head of production Adrian Smith.
"Publishing something you create from the ground up is a thrilling experience; one I can’t wait to share with the team here in Bournemouth. With the support from Creative England's GamesLab, we believe we can create something that is not only uniquely British and great fun to play, but that demonstrates the innovative work being created by games studios here in the South West."
Amuzo business development director Mike Hawkyard added: “We're really proud of our accomplishments to date. This grant has come at the best possible time for us, allowing us to leverage our team, technology, and contacts from a position of great success.”
Previously known as 4T2 Multimedia, Amuzo has previously worked on titles including LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, LEGO Star Wars Ace Assault 2 and LEGO Hero Factory Breakout.